Mark Twain

About Mark Twain

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Mark Twain, born on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri, was an American writer. He is best known for his two major classics of American literature: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In addition to his writing, he developed a passion in several different fields: riverboating, journalism, lecturing, entrepreneurship, and inventing. Twain died on April 21, 1910 in Redding, Connecticut.

$300 million (roughly $8,000,000 today) spent investing in new inventions.

$471,000 – value of his estate ($12,000,000 today)

24 or more books published

5th grade – Twain left school to become a printer’s apprentice

An award called the Mark Twain Prize exists, which is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to American humor

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