in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Education. 8235 words.
Twain, Mark (30 November 1835–21 April 1910), author and lecturer, was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, the son of John Marshall Clemens, a lawyer, and Jane Lampton....