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By April Jones Prince

A slapstick comedian, narrator, and social observer, Mark Twain is unsurpassed in American literature. most sensible often called the writer of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, no longer not like his protagonist, Huck, has a stressed spirit. He stumbled on experience prospecting for silver in Nevada, navigating steamboats down the Mississippi, and making humans snort all over the world. yet Twain additionally had a major streak and decried racism and injustice. His interesting lifestyles is captured candidly during this relaxing biography.

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Operating Press, Philadelphia, 1997. Ward, Geoffrey C. , Dayton Duncan, and Ken Burns. Mark Twain: An Illustrated Biography. Alfred A. Knopf, long island, 2001.

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