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About the Author: Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).

Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion's newspaper. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion. He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism. While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," which proved to be very popular and brought him nationwide attention. His travelogues were also well-received. Twain had found his calling.

He achieved great success as a writer and public speaker. His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.

However, he lacked financial acumen. Though he made a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, he squandered it on various ventures, in particular the Paige Compositor, and was forced to declare bankruptcy. With the help of Henry Huttleston Rogers, however, he eventually overcame his financial troubles. Twain worked hard to ensure that all of his creditors were paid in full, even though his bankruptcy had relieved him of the legal responsibility.

Born during a visit by Halley's Comet, he died on its return. He was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age", and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".

Excerpted from Wikipedia.

AKA:
Μαρκ Τουαίν (Greek)


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, Published in Jan 1970 by Siruela

ISBN10: | ISBN13: 9788498414370

Page count: 264

Las aventuras de Tom Sawyer es, quizá, uno de los mejores libros de Mark Twain. La acción de la novela transcurre en un pequeño pueblo a orillas del río Mississippi durante los años treinta del siglo XIX. Tom Sawyer, el personaje principal, es descrito como un chico huérfano, travieso, irresponsable, pero muy astuto. Su mejor amigo, Huckleberry Finn, es tan listo como Tom y, a diferencia de él, no va al colegio y es admirado por su extraña forma de vida. Tom y Huckleberry vivirán aventuras de las que siempre saldrán airosos antes de entrar en el mundo de los adultos.

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