Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Born: November 30, 1835

Died: April 21, 1910

Nationality: American

Occupation: Author, writer, lecturer

Biography: Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is most noted for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the latter often called the Great American Novel.

Source/Notes: Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894), Chapter 6, "Swimming in Glory", "Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar" - Sometimes misquoted as "Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry."

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Source/Notes: The North American Review, March, 1905, p. 324, "The Czar's Soliloquy." - This quotation is sometimes misquoted as "Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it."

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