Saturday, November 30, 2019

On This Day In History America's Great Humorist And Author Mark Twain Was Born


As History.com notes, Mark Twain was born on this date in 1835. 

Mark Twain, whose real name was Samuel Clemens, was the author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Roughing It, Life on the Mississippi, and other American classics. 

You can read about his life and work via the below link:  

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Malcolm Muggeridge, the late British journalist, author and editor of Britain's late, great weekly satirical magazine, Punch, once said that he never tired of reading Mark Twain, or reading about him.

Although I don’t always agree with Mark Twain’s worldview, I share that notion. Mark Twain is one of my favorite writers.


So I was pleased to be able to review Richard Zacks' Chasing the Last Laugh: Mark Twain's Raucous and Redemptive Round-the-World Comedy Tour for the Philadelphia Inquirer. 

You can read my review below:



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