Born November 30,1835 in Florida, Missouri, Mark Twain, a pen name for Samuel Langhorne Clemens, is one of America’s most celebrated authors and contributors to classic books, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
 

Twain’s father died when he was 12. The author later became a journeyman printer, riverboat pilot and newspaper reporter. He was a prolific writer and humorist. Twain died on April 21, 1910 in Redding, Connecticut.
 
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