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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, essayist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer, born on November 30, 1835, and often referred to as the "greatest humorist the United States has produced" and "the father of American literature" by William Faulkner. His celebrated works include "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," its sequel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," often called the "Great American Novel," "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," "Pudd'nhead Wilson," and "The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today," co-written with Charles Dudley Warner. Raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which inspired the settings for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, Twain started his career with an apprenticeship in printing and typesetting, contributing to his brother's newspaper. He then became a Mississippi Riverboat pilot, providing material for "Life on the Mississippi." After a humorous stint in mining in Nevada, he turned to journalism, working for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise, crafting a literary style marked by humor, social commentary, and sharp observation of American life and culture.

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