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  Mark Twain - Books and Biography
Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835-1910) was born in Florida, Missouri, of a Virginian family.
Twain had abandoned the work in 1874, but returned to it in the following summer and even then was undecided if he were writing a book for adults or for young readers.
In Philip José Farmer's Riverworld epic Mark Twain was one of the central characters.
www.readprint.com /author-83/Mark-Twain   (1561 words)

  
 Twain, Mark. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Soon the humorist “Mark Twain” emerged, a writer of tall tales and absurd anecdotes.
Over the years Twain had invested a great deal of money in unsuccessful printing and publishing ventures, and in 1893 he found himself deeply in debt.
The narrative device of a raft carrying Huck and a runaway slave down the Mississippi enabled Twain to achieve a realistic portrait of American life in the 19th cent.
www.bartleby.com /65/tw/Twain-Ma.html   (768 words)

  
 Mark Twain Biography - A Complete Biography on Mark Twain
The name of "Mark Twain" became known as the author of that sketch, and the two were permanently associated from the day of its publication.
Mark Twain was at his best that night; the audience laughed until, as some of them declared when the lecture was over, they were too weak to leave their seats.
Mark Twain's return to America, was in the nature of a national event.
www.mtwain.com /l_biography.html   (5884 words)

  
 Mark Twain - Biography and Works
Mark Twain was born in Florida, Missouri on 30 November 1835, the sixth child born to Jane Lampton (1803-1890) and John Marshall Clemens (1798-1847).
To ‘mark twain’ is to sound the depths and deem them safe for passage, the term adopted by Clemens as his pen name in 1863.
Mark Twain died on 21 April 1910 in Redding, Connecticut and now rests in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Livy’s hometown of Elmira, New York State, buried beside her and the children.
www.online-literature.com /twain   (2396 words)

  
 How Mark Twain got his name - Nautical Know How
Mark Twain came into the world as Samuel Clemens on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri.
"Mark Twain" was a frequent call of the leadsman.
In the days of Mark Twain, the mark meanings were actually sung as the paddle boat cautiously made its way along the river in potentially shallow water.
www.boatsafe.com /nauticalknowhow/marktwain.htm   (533 words)

  
 Mark Twain
Although he had a number of odd jobs early in his life, Clemens is best known as a writer who took the pen name of Mark Twain about five years after he published his first major work.
Twain was a traveling journalist, humorist, writer, and lecturer whose most famous novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Twain traveled around the world and he dazzled audiences far and wide with lectures filled with the same humor and spirit found in his writings.
www.americaslibrary.gov /cgi-bin/page.cgi/aa/twain   (124 words)

  
 Mark Twain in Cyberspace
Mark Twain in His Times is a lavishly illustrated "electronic archive," created by Stephen Railton and others at the University of Virginia.
At the moment, the easiest-to-get recent views of Twain's boyhood haunts (Hannibal and Florida, Mo.) are found at the Mark Twain's Hometown page, which is maintained (such is the Web) by students at the Roba-Goya English School in Tokyo.
Mark Twain Sites in Elmira, New York features excellent views of the place that was the Clemens family's summer home in the 1870s and '80s (and the only place Twain got any real writing done for most of that time).
www.salwen.com /mtcyber.html   (755 words)

  
 Mark Twain
Although born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, the author adopted what is one of the most famous pen names in literature, Mark Twain, from a Mississippi river slang phrase.
Twain is famous as an author, satirist, essayist, newspaper contributor, and lecturer.
Twain was an influential writer of his time and remains so today.
www.loc.gov /rr/hispanic/1898/twain.html   (653 words)

  
 Mark Twain
Share a Twain quote with friends and family at Mark Twain Postcards.
The school-based excerpts from Twain's celebrated novel follow Tom's trials as a reluctant scholar with the author's usual wit and insight.
Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper by W.P. Cope
www.42explore.com /twain.htm   (1528 words)

  
 The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor
Mark Twain, Buster Keaton, Dorothy Parker, Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Jonathan Winters, Carl Reiner, Bob Newhart, Lily Tomlin, Lorne Michaels...
The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was created to honor the brilliant minds that elbow American culture to see if it's still alive—and make us laugh about it.
was selected as the first recipient of the new Mark Twain Prize," said Wilker, "because as a stand-up comic, writer, and actor, he struck a chord, and a nerve, with America, forcing it to look at large social questions of race and the more tragicomic aspects of the human condition.
www.kennedy-center.org /programs/specialevents/marktwain   (858 words)

  
 Mark Twain Riverboat
Thank you for browsing the homepage of Riverboat Excursions Inc., the operator of the Mark Twain Riverboat.
The Mark Twain has been a unique feature on the Hannibal riverfront for more than twenty years.
Mark Twain Riverboat * Center Street Landing * Hannibal, MO 63401 * 573-221-3222
www.marktwainriverboat.com   (113 words)

  
 Mark Twain
The Mark Twain Project produces four series of books, all published by the University of California Press: Jumping Frogs: Undiscovered, Rediscovered, and Celebrated Writings of Mark Twain, The Mark Twain Papers, The Works of Mark Twain, and The Mark Twain Library
The Mark Twain Project Online applies innovative technology to more than four decades worth of archival research by expert editors at the Mark Twain Project.
MTPO is a collaboration between the Mark Twain Papers and Project of The Bancroft Library, the California Digital Library, and University of California Press
www.ucpress.edu /books/twain.html   (326 words)

  
 Mark Twain @Web English Teacher
In this interdisciplinary lesson designed for grades 3-5, students learn about the geology and ecosystem of the cave that forms the setting for ch.
Students read 3 excerpts written by Twain, analyze each for tone, then write two pieces describing the same topic but using different tones.
As they investigate how we all have different selves which we project at different times in different ways, [students] study the transformation of Clemens into Twain and put Clemens' life in the context of Westward expansion.
www.webenglishteacher.com /twain.html   (456 words)

  
  Mark Twain Quotes
One frequently only finds out how really beautiful a really beautiful woman is after considerable acquaintance with her; and the rule applies to Niagara Falls, to majestic mountains, and to mosques--especially to mosques.
Mark Twain Letters to the San Francisco Alta California
John Richardson, whose taste for a cigar must be inordinate, gratified it on Saturday night last by forcing his way into a tobacconist's on Broadway, near Kearny street, and helping himself to fourteen hundred "smokes." In his hurry, however, he did not select the best, as the stolen tobacco was only valued at fifty dollars.
www.sfheart.com /marktwai.html   (2221 words)

  
 Mark Twain
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) was born in Florida, Missouri, of a Virginian family.
Olivia, Twain's beloved Livy, served and protected her husband devotedly.
The book was dedicated "to those good-mannered and agreeable children, Susie and Clara Clemens." LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI (1883) contained an attack on the influence of Sir Walter Scott, whose romanticism have caused according to Twain 'measureless harm' to progressive ideas.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /mtwain.htm   (2182 words)

  
 The Official Web Site of Mark Twain
Read his biography and learn about Mark Twain's early years and the beginning of his illustrious writing career.
CMG Worldwide is the exclusive business representative for the Estate of Mark Twain.
We work with companies around the world who wish to use the name or likeness of Mark Twain in any commercial fashion.
www.cmgww.com /historic/twain   (152 words)

  
  Mark Twain - Mark Twain Stories and Speeches - Stories by Mark Twain - aka Samuel Clements
mark twain a letter to the secretary of the treasury
mark twain edward mills and george benton a tale
mark twain the danger of lying in bed
www.search-engine-lists.com /marktwain   (184 words)

  
  Mark Twain - MSN Encarta
Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), American writer and humorist, whose best work is characterized by broad, often irreverent humor or biting social satire.
Twain’s writing is also known for realism of place and language, memorable characters, and condemnation of hypocrisy and oppression.
Twain wrote of his cruise to Europe and Palestine in The Innocents Abroad (1869), a highly successful travel book that is a delightful combination of humor and shrewd observation.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761555419/Twain_Mark.html   (852 words)

  
  Mark Twain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Twain was critical of organized religion and certain elements of the Christian religion through most of the end of his life, though he never renounced Presbyterianism [1].
Mark Twain was opposed to vivisection of any kind, not on a scientific basis, but rather an ethical one, in which he states that no sentient being should unconsentingly be made to suffer for another.
Mark Twain is one of the main characters of the Riverworld series by Philip José Farmer.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mark_Twain   (3152 words)

  
 A Brief History of Mark Twain   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mark Twain attended school on the reservation until the age of 12, when his family moved to Sarasota, Florida.
Mark Twain's number was 10559 while his fellow employee and friend, Jason Green, was number 18559.
Twain's work at Hungryville to try and bring the people a life of prosperity may be responsible for the Steinbeckian overtones in his writings.
faculty.winthrop.edu /kosterj/writ102/marktwain.htm   (754 words)

  
 Mark Twain
Twain worked later as a licensed Mississippi river-boat pilot (1857-61), adopting his name from the call ('Mark twain!' - meaning by the mark of two fathoms) used when sounding river shallows.
Twain closed Hartford house, and to recover from the bankrupt, he started a world lecture tour, during which Susy, his favorite daughter, died of meningitis.
Twain's finest satire of imperialism was perhaps "To the Person Sitting in Darkness" (1901), in which the author wrote that the people in darkness are beginning to see "more light than...
www.classicreader.com /author.php/aut.37   (1352 words)

  
 Mark Twain - Fanlisting   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mark Twain was born in Missouri, November 30, 1835.
Twain was a major figure in the American Anti-Imperialist League, which opposed the annexation of the Philippines by the United States.
Mark Twain is a virulent and disrespectful lampoonist, in particular when it is caught some to God, with the religion and the bases of Christianity.
oksoakhollow.dazhibao.org /twain   (931 words)

  
 Mark Twain on War and Imperialism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mark Twain in Political Cartoons, a frequent subject of caricatures throughout his career, Mark Twain became a subject for political cartoons expressing editorial opinions about his anti-imperialist and other political writings and activities from 1900 to 1910.
Mark Twain's Civil War, by Jim Zwick, on his experiences of the Civil War as a soldier, an exile from war, and as a Southern writer seeking national acceptance.
Mark Twain, William Dean Howells, and the Anti-Imperialist League, 1899-1920, by Jim Zwick, Proceedings of the 1994 Maxwell Colloquium (Syracuse: Maxwell School of Citizensip and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 1995).
www.boondocksnet.com /ai/twain   (1545 words)

  
 Mark Twain in Cyberspace
Mark Twain in His Times is a lavishly illustrated "electronic archive," created by Stephen Railton and others at the University of Virginia.
At the moment, the easiest-to-get recent views of Twain's boyhood haunts (Hannibal and Florida, Mo.) are found at the Mark Twain's Hometown page, which is maintained (such is the Web) by students at the Roba-Goya English School in Tokyo.
Mark Twain Sites in Elmira, New York features excellent views of the place that was the Clemens family's summer home in the 1870s and '80s (and the only place Twain got any real writing done for most of that time).
salwen.com /mtcyber.html   (755 words)

  
 Mark Twain   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mark Twain was president of the board of directors of the Children's Theater in 1908 and 1909.
Mark Twain's writings and speeches on "the awful German Language" he loved to parody and biographical accounts of his experiences with the language as he and his family learned it for use in Germany and Austria.
Mark Twain didn't say everything we wish he had, including some of the quotes most frequently attributed to him.
www.boondocksnet.com /twainwww   (608 words)

  
 The My Hero Project - Mark Twain
Mark Twain wrote his own version called "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." It was printed in newspapers all over and Twain soon became known as "The Wild Humorist of the Pacific Slope."
Twain always had a cat around, and, if you were wondering who the favorites were, they were Blatherskite, Apollinaris, Beelzebub, and last but not least, Buffalo Bill.
Mark Twain was a prolific author and beloved American humorist.
www.myhero.com /myhero/hero.asp?hero=markTwain   (1900 words)

  
 Mark Twain Biography
Twain was born in Florida, Missouri, in 1835, and moved during his childhood to Hannibal, Missouri, on the banks of the Mississippi River.
Twain was greatly intrigued by Bixby, and for the next two years he served as the captain's apprentice, sailing with him down the Mississippi where they enjoyed many adventures and rollicking times.
Twain, too, came under increasing strain, for he was already fashioning another book, Roughing It, while grieving his father-in-law's death, tending to his wife, and preparing for the birth of their child.
people.brandeis.edu /~teuber/twainbio.html   (7316 words)

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