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Mark Twain
1835 –1910

Mark Twain was born in 1835. His real name was Samuel Clemens. He grew up in a small town near the Mississippi River. In 1850 he got a job as a journalist. He traveled all over the world. His travel essays became very popular. In 1863 he adopted the name “Mark Twain.”

In 1876 Twain wrote a novel called The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It told about a boy’s life in a Mississippi River town. Eight years later, he wrote a novel about Tom Sawyer’s friend. It was called The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Twain wrote about serious issues, but with humor. He died in 1910, but Mark Twain lives on through his wonderful books.
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