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Mark Twain As a Humorist Mark Twain is a big territory in which to roam around Louis Budd author of Our Mark Twain agrees and states that today 75 years after his death Twain is still all around us a crater on Mercury is named after him the joke in a strip of Peanuts depends on his fame XI David Bender author of Readings on Mark Twain tells us Mark Twain whose real name is Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born on November 30 1835 in Florida Missouri to a poor family 1 Several years after his birth the family moved to Hannibal Missouri where Clemens spent his boyhood years Those childhood years later inspired him to write his most famous novel Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain led a very diverse life and had a variety of experiences These experiences have inspired Twain to use his unique writing style that is still talked about to this day One can almost feel the cool splash in the mighty Mississippi or hear the voices of young boys in the creeks when reading the stories of Mark Twain We feel we are part of the story because of the way the books are written Mark Twains humor and satire that are so intertwined in his writings play a big role in why he remains so famous Americans and all people for that matter laugh at what tickles them There is no wrongdoing in making people laugh and that is exactly what Twain did Van Wyk Brooks author of Mark Twains Humor writes that when Mark moved west to California his writing career took off as he worked for a variety of publications It was here that Mark Twain developed as a humorist because humor was the only style that people appreciated him for 14 It is a notable fact that that almost every man of a literary tendency and was brought up under pioneer conditions became a humorist
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