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Mark Twain, A Biography by Albert Bigelow Paine
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Mark Twain, A Biography

by Albert Bigelow Paine

75 ratings, 10 reviews

Mark Twain certainly lived by the dictum that one should never let the truth get in the way of a good story, and his life, whatever truth can be told of it, is a great tale in itself. Born by the name Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 - 1910), Twain is one of America's best known and loved authors. His novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is considered one a few Great American novels. Twain was well traveled, vastly popular, and utterly quotable. His sharp and witty sayings make up a body of literature in themselves.

This biography on Twain is Albert Paine's best known work, and it features scenes from their friendship as well as a pretty accurate reckoning of Twain's life. As a biography it is lucid and eloquent, and it's composed from direct sources such as letters, notes, and diaries. Explore the life and times of one of America's - and the world's - most celebrated authors.

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Steve Poer

July 28, 2014

It took me a couple of chapters to get into this book but then it was hard to put down even though its about 1700 pages. I was facinated by his life and learned a lot I had never heard before. Highly recommend the time investment.


Rod Rodriguez

April 07, 2014

Mark twain has some nice lips. Rod would love to bang him in the mouth


Tim McGuire

March 29, 2013

A wonderful look at our greatest American writer from birth to his passing. What an amazing life it was!


Gwen Hale

January 10, 2013

Love it!


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Glen George

November 13, 2012

Great insights to life during this period.


Karen Lisa Cooper

June 28, 2012

Mark Train


Jan Grice Finch

June 06, 2012

Love it


Abdhalim Musa

March 10, 2012