Mark Twain - Preface

Samuel Langhorne Clemens—more popularly known as Mark Twain—as he appeared circa 1902, in a photo by Charles E. Bolles. Online via the Library of Congress.


I have never let my schooling
interfere with my education.

Mark Twain a/k/a Samuel Clemens

Mark Twain once said that playing baseball was like living in the nineteenth century. It was, he said:

...the very symbol, the outward and visible expression of the drive and push and rush and struggle of the raging , tearing, booming nineteenth century. (Quoted in Mark Twain Speaking, edited by Paul Fatout, at page 244.)

Who was the man we know as Mark Twain? For starters ... that wasn’t the name his parents gave him.

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5190stories and lessons created

Original Release: Jan 24, 2016

Updated Last Revision: Apr 07, 2018

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