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Samuel Langhorne Clemens is internationally known by his pen name, Mark Twain. The author of numerous works, Twain's legacy includes two classic American novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, both of which are still read and studied worldwide. Born in 1835, Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri and left school after the fifth grade. He worked as a typesetter and reporter for the local newspaper, and became a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River. Twain claimed that he had invented his pseudonym from his riverboat experiences and he had earlier adopted the pen name Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass. Twain followed his brother to Nevada, where he quickly abandoned mining in favor of writing for the Virginia City newspaper. In 1865, Twain's story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" brought him international renown. Eventually he moved east, settling in Connecticut where he died in 1910. A humorist and lecturer, Twain had friendships with presidents, kings, and celebrities. His name lives on, among other ways, in numerous community and school names, along with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor awarded annually through the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Books by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 0140430180 Book Cover

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

$3.59 - $177.99

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 0816718601 Book Cover

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain

$3.59 - $40.37

Adventures of Tom Sawyer / Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1853260118 Book Cover

Adventures of Tom Sawyer / Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

$3.99 - $67.41

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 0451510739 Book Cover

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Mark Twain

$3.99 - $40.37

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 0866119655 Book Cover

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

$3.99 - $4.19

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Great Illustrated Classics) 0866119574 Book Cover

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Great Illustrated Classics)

Mark Twain

$4.19

The Prince and the Pauper 0140367497 Book Cover

The Prince and the Pauper

Mark Twain

$3.59 - $43.05

The Innocents Abroad 0451525027 Book Cover

The Innocents Abroad

Mark Twain

$4.19 - $50.71

Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc 0898702682 Book Cover

Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

Mark Twain

$10.39 - $52.87

The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Non-believer 0306816083 Book Cover

The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Non-believer

Mark Twain

$5.09 - $17.94

Life on the Mississippi 0553213490 Book Cover

Life on the Mississippi

Mark Twain

$3.59 - $50.29

Roughing It 0140390103 Book Cover

Roughing It

Mark Twain

$3.99 - $45.89

The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain 0553211625 Book Cover

The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain

Mark Twain

$3.99 - $28.38

The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain: A Book of Quotations 0452010586 Book Cover

The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain: A Book of Quotations

Mark Twain

$4.19 - $23.19

Classic Starts: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 1454938021 Book Cover

Classic Starts: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain

$4.59 - $9.82

Letters from the Earth 0060803312 Book Cover

Letters from the Earth

Mark Twain

$3.89 - $5.69

The Unabridged Mark Twain, Volume 1 0894710710 Book Cover

The Unabridged Mark Twain, Volume 1

Mark Twain

$6.19 - $10.49

Autobiography of Mark Twain: The Complete and Authoritative Edition, Volume 1 0520267192 Book Cover

Autobiography of Mark Twain: The Complete and Authoritative Edition, Volume 1

Mark Twain

$4.78 - $37.64

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1402724993 Book Cover

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

$4.19

The Tragedy of Puddn'head Wilson 0451523741 Book Cover

The Tragedy of Puddn'head Wilson

Mark Twain

$3.59 - $63.29

The Diaries of Adam and Eve 0486460304 Book Cover

The Diaries of Adam and Eve

Mark Twain

$3.99 - $1000.00

Humorous Stories and Sketches 0486292797 Book Cover

Humorous Stories and Sketches

Mark Twain

$3.99 - $4.19

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 0766607208 Book Cover

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

$4.69 - $4.79

Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World 0486261131 Book Cover

Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

Mark Twain

$3.99 - $62.39

The Complete Mark Twain Collection 0706415655 Book Cover

The Complete Mark Twain Collection

Mark Twain

$5.59 - $55.00

The Bible According to Mark Twain 0684824396 Book Cover

The Bible According to Mark Twain

Mark Twain

$3.99 - $18.91

The Mysterious Stranger, or The Chronicle of Young Satan 0451520696 Book Cover

The Mysterious Stranger, or The Chronicle of Young Satan

Mark Twain

$3.99 - $46.48

The Autobiography of Mark Twain 0060803568 Book Cover

The Autobiography of Mark Twain

Mark Twain

$4.19 - $25.67

Pudd'nhead Wilson, and Those Extraordinary Twins 0140430407 Book Cover

Pudd'nhead Wilson, and Those Extraordinary Twins

Mark Twain

$4.19 - $43.09

The Gilded Age 0452009995 Book Cover

The Gilded Age

Mark Twain

$5.49 - $91.37

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