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Mark Twain

  • 5 stars across 221 books

    Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1935 in Missouri, USA. He trained and worked as a printer until 1857 when he became an apprentice pilot on the steamboats of the Mississippi River. After a brief spell as a miner in Nevada he took up journalism and began using the pen name Mark Twain. Some years of travelling and lecturing followed and in 1870 he married and settled in Connecticut where, in 1876, he wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The sequel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, was published eight years later. Clemens suffered great tragedy in later life with the death of his wife and two daughters. He died in 1910.
    2nd August 2012

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    'It's lovely to live on a raft. We had the sky up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and lo... More

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    6th September 2012

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    'There comes a time in every boy's life when when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure' Im... More

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    8th October 2009

    Tom Sawyer Abroad

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