Definition of Mark Twain from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Mark Twain

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(1835-1910) the leading US humorous writer of the 19th century. His real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He is best known for the novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), but he also wrote travel books and essays, many of them based on his experiences of life on the Mississippi River. His other books include the historical novels The Prince and the Pauper (1882) and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889), and Life on the Mississippi (1889), an account of his early life. see also Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer
Put all your eggs in one basket and WATCH THAT BASKET.
Mark Twain