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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".

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Paperback, Published in Oct 2008 by Davidson Press

ISBN10: 1443774685 | ISBN13: 9781443774680

Page count: 306

This antiquarian volume contains Mark Twain s 1876 novel, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." It tells the story of a young boy who grows up on the Mississippi River. Whether creating a band of pirates and searching for buried treasure or occupying himself happily at home, Tom Sawyer is evocative a well-spent youth in nineteenth century rural America. This classic text would make for a great addition to any bookshelf, and constitutes a must-have for fans and collectors of Twain s seminal work. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 - 1910) better known by his pseudonym, Mark Twain, was an esteemed author. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author."

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