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Mark Twain
Mark Twain (1835-1910) was an American humorist, satirist, social critic, lecturer and novelist. He is mostly remembered for his classic novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. show more



Mark Twain (1835-1910) was an American humorist, satirist, social critic, lecturer and novelist. He is mostly remembered for his classic novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

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Birth date: November 30, 1835
Died: April 21, 1910
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Freda's Voice
Freda's Voice rated it 6 months ago
I had read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as a young girl in school but we didn't read this book, which is the first of the series. I now know and understand why. It is highly inappropriate for young minds. In this modern age reading it, I found myself slightly offended at times. Too much mentio...
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Sheila's Reads rated it 6 months ago
Written in 1882, Life on the Mississippi is a product of its time but we need this because it shows us where we come from, hopefully getting better but not always. This is Twain's history as well as a history of steamboats, the Mississippi River, and the growth of the U.S. I enjoyed Twain's tellin...
Book Thoughts
Book Thoughts rated it 8 months ago
Kind of a slog to get through - thankfully it was very short. The story basically has Tom, Huck, and Jim take a hot air balloon across America, across the Ocean, all the way to Egypt and the Holy Land. They spend most of the book just talking but there is no real buildup or excitement in the story. ...
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Book Thoughts rated it 11 months ago
I feel like this is a book I should have read when I was in middle school or the first years of high school. I had read Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer but never anything else by Mark Twain so I wanted to give this a go. I was pleasantly surprised. I would give it 3.5 stars but rounded up because it was be...
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