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10 Interesting Facts About Mark Twain

By February 2, 2018Authors, Literature

Mark Twain was the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, born on the 30th of November in 1835, in the town of Florida, Missouri. The American writer is best known for the now classic works, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), and Huckleberry Finn (1885). Interestingly, Huckleberry Finn was the first typewriter-written novel to be given to a publisher.

Quotes are often misattributed to him because of his well known wit and humour, so people tend to hear a good quip and assume it was his. Or Winston Churchill.

Growing up in the early 1900s wasn’t easy; young Sam Clemens lost many of his siblings before adulthood, and his father died of pneumonia when he was 11. This meant he had to leave school and work to support the family, however being one of the original Reading Addicts, Samuel Clemens knew he could keep learning thanks to the local library, and through invaluable life experiences.

10 Facts About Mark Twain

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