Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is most noted for his novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel."
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''The cross of the Legion of Honor has been conferred on me. However, few escape that distinction.''Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. A Tramp Abroad, ch. 8 (1880).
I went to the circus, and loafed around the back side till the watchman went by, and then dived in under the tent. I had my twenty-dollar gold piece and some other money, but I reckoned I better save ...Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. Huck, in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, ch. 22 (1885).
There is no character, howsoever good and fine, but it can be destroyed by ridicule, howsoever poor and witless. Observe the ass, for instance: his character is about perfect, he is the choicest spiri...Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins, preface (1894).
''They spell it Vinci and pronounce it Vinchy; foreigners always spell better than they pronounce.''Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. The Innocents Abroad, ch. 19 (1869).
We went to Mannheim and attended a shivareeotherwise an operathe one called "Lohengrin." The banging and slamming and booming and crashing were something beyond belief. The racking and pit...Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. A Tramp Abroad, ch. 9 (1879).
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