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Mark Twain

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born
in Florida, Missouri, The United States
November 30, 1835

died
April 21, 1910

gender
male

website
http://www.marktwainproject.org/

genre
Literature & Fiction, Short Stories, Biographies & Memoirs

influences
Robert Ingersoll, Ambrose Bierce, E. Haldeman-Julius, Jacques Loeb


About this author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).

Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion's newspaper. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion. He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism. While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, "The Celebrat
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Quotes by Mark Twain

“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
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“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
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“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
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tags: books, contentment, friends, friendship, life

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What frequently challenged or banned children's or young adult book should we read in November?

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson
 
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Blubber by Judy Blume
 
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The Call of the Wild by Jack London
 
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The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
 
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The Sledding Hill by Chris Crutcher
 
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Baby Be-Bop by Francesca Lia Block
 
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The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
 
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
 
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