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Who Is Mark Twain?

Mark Twain is the famous American writer, author of the best known novels of all times, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn published in 1876 and 1885, respectively. However, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the most controversial books that were frequently censored in the United States for being racist and inappropriate for a wide range of readers from different backgrounds. Mark Twain’s real name is Samuel Langhorne Clemens born in 1835. He is considered as the father of American literature. He was one in a million writers who became very successful in his career with his humorist style of writing. His published books allowed him to enjoy financial stability that is not usual to a writer in those times.

As for his personal life, Mark Twain married with Olivia Langdon and they had four children. However, the three children of Mark Twain died at a young age so there are no direct descendants of the prolific writer at present. After having written a lot of stories in humorist style, Mark Twain died in 1910 caused by a heart ailment called angina pectoris. The news of the death of Mark Twain was the headline of the newspapers of the United States at that time. His legacy has contributed much to the American literature. Today, fans around the world can visit anytime his memorabilia in the Mark Twain Museum as well as in the Calaveras Country Fair’s Jumping Frog Jubilee, great places to learn and appreciate Twain’s works.

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