Mark Twain

Mark Twain, American writer, 1835-1910

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. His novels include "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" (1876) and its sequel, the "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (1884), the latter often called "The Great American Novel". He served an apprenticeship with a printer, worked as a typesetter and later became a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River. His humorous story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County", was published in 1865 and brought international attention. His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers; he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.

  • Mark Twain (d. i. Clemens, Samuel Langhorne), amerikanischer Schriftsteller (1835-1910). Eigenh. Briefkärtchen mit U.O. O. u. D.

  • Mark Twain (i.e., Clemens, Samuel Langhorne), American writer (1835-1910). [Tom Sawyer: A Play]. Autograph working notes.No place, probably late 1883 or early 1884.

  • Mark Twain (i.e., Clemens, Samuel Langhorne). The Writings. Stormfield Edition.New York & London, 1929.

  • Mark Twain (i.e., Clemens, Samuel Langhorne), American writer (1835-1910). Autograph letter signed ("S. L. Clemens").Elmira, New York, 8 Sep 1879.

  • Mark Twain (i.e., Samuel Langhorne Clemens), American writer (1835-1910). Autograph notes in pencil.Vienna, 24 Feb 1899.