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  2. Mark Twain - Wikipedia

    Twain, age 31. Orion became secretary to Nevada Territory governor James W. Nye in 1861, and Twain joined him when he moved west. The brothers traveled more than two weeks on a stagecoach across the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains, visiting the Mormon community in Salt Lake City.

  3. Mark Twain | Biography & Facts | Britannica

    Mark Twain was an American humorist, novelist, and travel writer. Today he is best remembered as the author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). Twain is widely considered one of the greatest American writers of all time.

  4. Mark Twain - Quotes, Books & Real Name - Biography

    Name: Mark Twain Birth Year: 1835 Birth date: November 30, 1835 Birth State: Missouri Birth City: Florida Birth Country: United States Gender: Male Best Known For: Mark Twain, the writer,...

  5. Mark Twain - American Literature

    Mark Twain was a talented writer, speaker and humorist whose own personality shined through his work. As his writing grew in popularity, he became a public figure and iconic American whose work represents some of the best in the genre of Realism. As the young country grew in size but not in a cultural manner to the liking of the European gentry ...

  6. Biography - Mark Twain House

    As Twain’s books provide insight into the past‚ the events of his personal life further demonstrate his role as an eyewitness to history. During his lifetime‚ Sam Clemens watched a young United States evolve from a nation torn apart by internal conflicts to one of international power.

  7. 8 Things You May Not Know About Mark Twain - HISTORY

    Clemens’ pen name, Mark Twain, comes from a term signifying two fathoms (12 feet), a safe depth of water for steamboats. 4. Twain briefly served with a Confederate militia. Twain in 1870....

  8. TOP 25 QUOTES BY MARK TWAIN (of 2407) | A-Z Quotes

    Mark Twain. Inspirational, Funny, Life. 2440 Copy quote. Good decisions come from experience. Experience comes from making bad decisions. Mark Twain. Decision, Bad Decision, Good Decision. 109 Copy quote. Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.

  9. 35 Famous Mark Twain Quotes to Inspire You - Wealthy Gorilla

    Mark Twain, also known by his full and proper name as Samuel Langhorne Clemens, was an American author. He lived from the years 1835 – 1910, living a long and rich life. There are so many quotes that remain from Mark Twain’s life, that really do make us think about the attitudes we have towards life.

  10. How to watch the 24th ‘Mark Twain Prize for American Humor’...

    Mark Twain Prize recipient Adam Sandler is introduced at the start of the 24th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, March 19,...

  11. Mark Twain Prize for American Humor - Wikipedia

    The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor is an American award presented by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts annually since 1998, except for the years 2020 and 2021. Named after the 19th-century humorist Mark Twain, it is presented to individuals who have "had an impact on American society in ways similar to" Twain.