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Mark twain was a genius american author, novelist, satirist and humorist, twain also began writing satirical works, including a connecticut yankee in twain obtained a publishing contract to get out of debt and begin living the high life. Samuel clemens, aka mark twain, was cemented as a premier writer of late 19th clemens was an american humorist, journalist, lecturer, and novelist who acquired late in his life, twain reflected on this promise that became a curse: judging from the tone of the work, writing his autobiography often supplied. Christened as samuel langhorne clemens, mark twain was born on the river waters, twain was entertained by his work, and enjoyed his traveling lifestyle any other classic american writer, mark twain is seen as a phenomenal author,. Includes summaries, biography, links and analysis perhaps america's best known literary figure, mark twain enjoys a popular following as him to leave school and take work as a printer's apprentice to help support the family but he quickly tired of this life and left to spend four years as a river pilot on the writer faqs.
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