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3rd Thursday [4]: A Mark Twain Weekend

A few years ago I did something that as a longtime St. Louis resident I had never done before: I took a short riverboat cruise on the Mississippi. 525 more words

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Book review: "Mark Twain: A Life" by Ron Powers

 I just finished reading Mark Twain: A Life, by Pulitzer-prize winning biographer, Ron Powers (Free Press, 2006). This is an in-depth biography of the famous writer and humorist Samuel Clemens, better known by his pen name, Mark Twain. 422 more words


California college uncovers new Mark Twain writings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have uncovered and authenticated a cache of stories written by Mark Twain when he was a 29-year-old newspaperman in San Francisco. 129 more words


Mark Twain on religion

Samuel Clemens was born in Missouri in 1835 and when he became a writer he adopted the pen name Mark Twain. He was called the father of American literature and died in 1910. 168 more words


Mark Twain

Collating data is a tedious job, but it allows us to scour the newspapers for interesting articles and ads. Here is the obituary for Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) as printed in the… 34 more words

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A glimpse of the recognisable: Emily's postcard from Hartford, Connecticut

Why I went… 

To be honest, I have never read a Mark Twain novel or anything by Harriet Beecher Stowe. I went because I enjoy nineteenth-century literary houses, and had heard that these were particularly good examples – unfortunately visitors are not permitted to take pictures inside Mark Twain’s house but I would recommend looking it up, it’s fantastic! 227 more words

Postcard Gallery

Quotes #3

‘Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.’

~ Mark Twain

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