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Mark Twain
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Definition U.S. writer and humorist best known for his novels about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (1835-1910)
  • Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is considered by many to be among the greatest U.S. novels.
Mark Twain = U.S. writer and humorist best known for his novels about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
  • Mark Twain was born as Samuel Langhorne Clemens, but he is almost always referred to by his pen name.
  • Mark Twain = U.S. writer and humorist best known for his novels about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
  • The only famous authors he could think of were Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, and Mark Twain.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • Mark Twain = U.S. writer and humorist best known for his novels about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
  • 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
  • It's all a collaboration of Kafka and Mark Twain and Martini.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • At the Ambassador's reception I met, for the first time, Mark Twain.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • I love Mark Twain—who does not?
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bailey had finished his chores and was already behind the stove with Mark Twain.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • 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
  • -Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer They did let Elinor into the bank, despite her torn stockings.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • 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
  • 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
  • And then there we were, at the clapboard building that had been the courtroom of Samuel Clemens's dad.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Alex was big on the classics: Dickens, H. G. Wells, Mark Twain, Jack London.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • 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'
  • Twenty-five years earlier Mark Twain had made the same observation.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • To both my parents I owe my early acquaintance with a beloved Mark Twain.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer's Beginnings

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