Did you know that Mark Twain was born today in 1835? His name is actually Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Mark Twain is his pen name (mark twain is a phrase used by riverboat crews to indicate the water is deep enough for a boat to travel). Mark Twain was a famous journalist and author. Some of his most famous works are the novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Mark Twain also wrote poetry, newspaper articles, short stories, humorous stories, and non-fiction stories about his world-wide journeys and adventures. He is known as ‘the father of American literature’.
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Mark Twain was born after the appearance of Halley’s Comet. He once said that he would ‘go out with it’. Amazingly enough, he passed away the day before Halley’s Comet returned.
Mark Twain has been called the “greatest humorist this country has produced” as well as “the father of American literature”.
Mark Twain is just one of Samuel Clemens’ pen names. Another is Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass.
While living in Hartford, Conneticut, Mark Twain was the neighbor of Harriet Beecher Stowe. His house in Hartford has been restored and is now the Mark Twain House and Museum.