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About the Author
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), best known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an author and humorist noted for the novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (which has been called "The Great American Novel") and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, among many other books. Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, and he spent time as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before finding fame as a writer.
Date of Birth:November 30, 1835
Date of Death:April 21, 1910
Place of Birth:Florida, Missouri
Place of Death:Redding, Connecticut
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If all you've ever read of Mark Twain is Huckleberry Finn in high school, and all you remember is arguing about whether Twain is a racist or not, I highly recommend this collection, which includes several of his novels and a number of short stories. Before the brouhaha about Finn, Twain was considered one of the finest humorists in the United States, and we read him because he was funny. This anthology is ample evidence of why.
There's something about the comforting feel of this cinderblock of a book in the hand - and something serendipitously wonderful about dipping in at random intervals throughout its 1300 pages. When I found this one today for $3 at the Brattle, I told myself I'd KEEP it this time - and find all the other three as well!
I have to admit that Twain is my favorite author so I'm a little biased. These stories are timeless. I laugh harder every time I read them.