Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Mark Twain is the pseudonym of US author Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Born in Missouri, his early life revolved around the Mississippi River, which inspired his most famous works The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. A canonical member of American literature, Mark Twain is noted for writing the sf novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Many of his novels and short stories contained elements of sf, and he himself has appeared in various modern sf novels such as Philip Jose Farmer's Riverworld sequence. He died in Connecticut, aged 74.
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