Mark Twain

(November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910 / Florida, Missouri)

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

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 ... more »

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  • Evander(7/11/2019 11:50:00 AM)

    He is a nice person

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  • Your Name(3/21/2019 10:00:00 PM)

    Such a good poet but only wrote 7

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  • Brent m(3/8/2019 8:04:00 AM)

    I love mark twain he is such a good poem writer

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  • Joseph H(3/5/2019 9:50:00 AM)

    just used it for an essay

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  • Joseph H(3/5/2019 9:49:00 AM)

    I enjoy the quote “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to

    very much

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  • seb. f(1/30/2019 12:19:00 AM)

    write the poem anyway included in dog man

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  • Kenco??????(11/20/2018 12:10:00 PM)

    Mark twain Shouldn’t it be Choo choo twain

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  • Daddy(10/9/2018 11:07:00 AM)

    Its Finger lickin good- Mark Twain

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  • i dont know(9/27/2018 2:41:00 PM)

    i like him so much because of his white hair

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Best Poem of Mark Twain


Genius, like gold and precious stones,
is chiefly prized because of its rarity.

Geniuses are people who dash of weird, wild,
incomprehensible poems with astonishing facility,
and get booming drunk and sleep in the gutter.

Genius elevates its possessor to ineffable spheres
far above the vulgar world and fills his soul
with regal contempt for the gross and sordid things of earth.

It is probably on account of this
that people who have genius
do not pay their board, as a general thing.

Geniuses are very singular.

If you see a ...

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