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 Mark  Twain
Full Name: Mark Twain
Born: Nov. 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri
Died: April 21, 1910 in Redding, Connecticut
Mark Twain was the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, a politically astute American author and humorist whose book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), recall his idyllic childhood along the Mississippi River, which was followed by his travels in the Wild West