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Identify the person : Mark Twain

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Asked by hitler, 09 Nov '09 01:22 pm
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 April 21, 1910), better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist , who began his career writing light, humorous verse but evolved into a chronicler of the vanities, hypocrisies and murderous acts of mankind. At mid-career, with Huckleberry Finn, he combined rich humor, sturdy narrative and social criticism. Twain was a master at rendering colloquial speech and helped to create and popularize a distinctive American literature built on American themes and language. Many of Twain's works have been suppressed at times for various reasons. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been repeatedly restricted in American high schools, not least for its frequent use of the word "nigger", which was a common term when the book was written.
Unfortunately, a complete bibliography of his works is nearly impossible to compile because of the vast number of pieces written by Twain (often in obscure newspapers) and his use of several d ...more
Answered by Josna, 09 Nov '09 06:19 pm

 
  
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835 to a Tennessee country merchant, John Marshall Clemens (August 11, 1798 March 24, 1847), and Jane Lampton Clemens (June 18, 1803 October 27, 1890).He was the sixth of seven children. Only three of his siblings survived childhood: his brother Orion (July 17, 1825 December 11, 1897); Henry, who died in a riverboat explosion (July 13, 1838 June 21, 1858); and Pamela (September 19, 1827 August 31, 1904). His sister Margaret (May 31, 1830 August 17, 1839) died when Twain was three years old, and his brother Benjamin (June 8, 1832 May 12, 1842) died three years later. Another brother, Pleasant (18281829), died at the age of six months Twain was born two weeks after the closest approach to Earth of Halley's Comet.

When Twain was four, his family moved to Hannibal, Missouri,a port town on the Mississippi River that served as the inspiration for the fictional town of St. Petersburg in The Adventures of Tom Saw ...more
Answered by victory, 09 Nov '09 03:14 pm

 
  
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Rise of anti-imperialism in the United States in 1901, led by well-known
author Mark Twain, in reaction to the conquest of the Philippines.!!!
Answered by Oberoi, 09 Nov '09 01:30 pm

 
  
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