From “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” to “Tom Sawyer” and from “Huck Finn” to “Tesla,” Mark Twain traveled and traversed America and its culture for more than 70 years. Proving to be the quintessential American author of his era, the man born Samuel Langhorne Clemens used his wit and an enchanting harness of colloquialisms to produce poignant and disarmingly charming works that have endured the 100 years since his passing and still prove to be some of the most telling commentaries of that time. We celebrate the life and work of the author who may not have wanted to be considered the type to produce a classic.
“A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.”
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