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  • And then there we were, at the clapboard building that had been the courtroom of Samuel Clemens’s dad.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I write a five-page paper on Mark Twain over the weekend for Quang-ha.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Here, in a nutshell, is Surfing’s Story 101: Mark Twain tried surfing while on a visit to Hawaii in the 1800s.
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer
  • Alex was big on the classics: Dickens, H. G. Wells, Mark Twain, Jack London.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild

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  • I read everything, Rumi, Hefez, Saadi, Victor Hugo, Jules Verne, Mark Twain, Ian Fleming.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • I love Mark Twain—who does not?
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • Bailey had finished his chores and was already behind the stove with Mark Twain.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • -Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer They did let Elinor into the bank, despite her torn stockings.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • It’s all a collaboration of Kafka and Mark Twain and Martini.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

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  • At the Ambassador’s reception I met, for the first time, Mark Twain.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • The only famous authors he could think of were Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, and Mark Twain.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • Mark Twain gives us the Mississippi, Hart Crane the Hudson-East-Mississippi/generic-American, and T. S. Eliot the Thames.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • I asked the desk clerk and he had given me a list of names of authors who had either visited or written entire books there: Mark Twain, 0.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER — by Mark Twain ’The quality of mercy . is twice bless’d; It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes; ’tis mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes The thron-ed monarch better than his crown’.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • But here, in these boxes, were dozens of hardback copies of everything from Mark Twain to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • Mark Twain.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • Mark Twain’s experience comes to mind, in which, after he had mastered the analytic knowledge needed to pilot the Mississippi River, he discovered the river had lost its beauty.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • He was a captain in the Civil War, and knew General Sherman, and they say he was a miner in Nevada right alongside of Mark Twain.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Sometimes Einhorn was unhappy about the Commissioner’s habit of making private loans, some of them sizable, from the bankroll he carried pinned inside the pocket of his Mark Twain suit.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Mark Twain once opined in his homey way: "The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug."
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • In actuality, Anderson developed an artful style in which, following Mark Twain and preceding Ernest Hemingway, he tried to use American speech as the base of a tensed rhythmic prose that has an economy and a shapeliness seldom found in ordinary speech or even oral narration.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • SinclairLewis, Sherwood Anderson, Dostoevski, George Moore, Gustave Flaubert, Maupassant, Tolstoy, Frank Harris, Mark Twain, Thomas Hardy, Arnold Bennett, Stephen Crane, Zola, Norris, Gorky, Bergson, Ibsen, Balzac, Bernard Shaw, Dumas, Poe, Thomas Mann, 0.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • To both my parents I owe my early acquaintance with a beloved Mark Twain.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer’s Beginnings
  • Twenty-five years earlier Mark Twain had made the same observation.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • He read a half-dozen Coopers, all of Mark Twain, but failed to finish a single book of Howells or James.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • And Mark Twain?
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • After losing his entire fortune to bad investments in the early 1880s, he sat down to, with the help of editor Mark Twain, write his memoirs.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) liberally employed common vernacular language in Huckleberry Finn and thus, according to Ernest Hemingway, truly began American literature.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER BY MARK TWAIN (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) P R E F A C E MOST of the adventures recorded in this book really occurred; one or two were experiences of my own, the rest those of boys who were schoolmates of mine.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • MARK TWAIN HARTFORD, July 21, 1889 A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT A WORD OF EXPLANATION It was in Warwick Castle that I came across the curious stranger whom I am going to talk about.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • But, like every schoolboy in town, he knew Mark Twain had praised Muscatine for its sunsets—and didn’t know for decades that Twain had said this only to make a joke about his sleeping habits: "The sunrises are also said to be exceedingly fine.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • MARK TWAIN Srey Rath is a self-confident Cambodian teenager whose black hair tumbles over a round, light brown face.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • I solved mysteries with the Hardy Boys, and drifted down the Mississippi with Mark Twain.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) liberally employed common vernacular language in Huckleberry Finn and thus, according to Ernest Hemingway, truly began American literature.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • I parked in a lot right on the Mississippi, smack in front of the Mark Twain riverboat.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • There was a full set of Mark Twain and a short set of Ring Lardner in our bookcase, and those were the volumes that in time united us all, parents and children.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer’s Beginnings
  • He went on and on about Mark Twain.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • So I wanted to take a moment now, in the childhood stomping grounds of Mark Twain, and thank you for your WIT.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • The statements was interesting, but tough. mark twain,the adventures of huckleberry finn It is true that many creative people fail to make mature personal relationships, and some are extremely isolated.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • HUCKLEBERRY FINN By Mark Twain NOTICE PERSONS attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • Young Sam Clemens, years away from being Mark Twain, repeatedly had to be fetched out of the Mississippi.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • It was Hannibal, Missouri, boyhood home of Mark Twain, where I’d worked summers growing up, where I’d wandered the town dressed as Huck Finn, in an old straw hat and faux-ragged pants, smiling scampishly while urging people to visit the Ice Cream Shoppe.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • -Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Dustfinger and Farid were waiting for them in the parking lot when they left the hotel.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • BY ORDER OF THE AUTHOR per G.G., CHIEF OF ORDNANCE Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Fenoglio said nothing for a long time after Mo had finished his story.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • However painstakingly it is done, the Englishman invariably falls into capital blunders, and the result is derided by Americans as Mark Twain derided the miners’ lingo of Bret Harte, and for the same reason.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • FOOTNOTES AND TWAIN’S NOTES {1} For Mark Twain’s note see below under the relevant chapter heading.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Mr. Hutton introduced me to many of his literary friends, greatest of whom are Mr. William Dean Howells and Mark Twain.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • They denounced it in Marshall, Cooper, Mark Twain, Poe, Lossing, Lowell and Holmes, and even in Hawthorne and Thoreau; and it was no less academic a work than W. C. Brownell’s "French Traits" which brought forth, in a London literary journal, the dictum that "the language most depressing to the cultured Englishman is the language of the cultured American."
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
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