Mark Twain, the "Father of American Literature"

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American author and humorist Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1835. Which of these facts do you know about him?

American author and humorist Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1835. Which of these facts do you know about him?

Below is a list of 12 of Twain's best-known works. Please mark the ones that you have ever heard of or read.

Below is a list of 12 of Twain's best-known works. Please mark the ones that you have ever heard of or read.

This video clip (1 minute and 47 seconds long) of Mark Twain at home was shot by Thomas Edison in 1909. Following are some of Twain's better-known statements. Which of these are familiar to you?

Hal Holbrook has made a career of impersonating Mark Twain in a one-person show. Have you ever seen (in person, on TV or youtube) any of Holbrook's show? The accompanying video is a 1 minute and 22 second clip of his 2-hour program.

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