Historical Who is Who

TWAIN, Mark

1835 - 1910
United States
LITERATURE

 

Mark Twain is the pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He was a reporter and editor for a succession of newspapers, his writings were extensive and especially with Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn widely read within North America and abroad. He was a keen observer of everyday human behaviour and society at large. He ‘debunked’ unthinking pretensions in a way that combined humour with common sense morality. His opposition to slavery and empathy for American Indians became stronger in his later years.

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