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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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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 months ago
(Original Review, 1981-04-17)“The Mysterious Stranger” by Mark Twain which presented a very bleak and troubling vision of humanity. It had some Huck Finn style youthful frolicking too but this was swamped by that sense that human history and the consequences of moral decision making are a horrible d...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 3 months ago
(Original Review, 1981-03-18)I guess “Ulysses” pushes the envelope of “Literature was made for man, not man for literature” but I like to give the benefit of the doubt to books especially if not only do they have a sustained critical reputation, but if people whose opinions I respect think the book ...
Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it 3 months ago
I read this book so many times....in high school, in college, just for fun as an adult and with my kids when it was assigned to them. Recently, I was wanting something fun and different to read and I re-read it again. It amazes me how much I noticed in this reading that I didn't see all the previous...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 11 months ago
I'm not sure what to say about this one. I can't say I'm particularly well read in Mark Twain's works, but I've read enough that I expected a level of satiric humor that I didn't immediately find. In fact, the story started out rather dark, tragic and confronting. About 10% of the way through, a ...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 1 year ago
I've returned to the river.A year ago I spent a weekend on the Missouri River attending a Writers Workshop. In typical Chris Blocker fashion, I thought it prudent to read something riverish. I selected Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi (my review). Thus a new association was born and once I decid...
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