Famous People In Literature
Mark Twain (#111)
Samuel Langhorne Clemens is known to the whole world as Mark Twain. He grew up in Hannibal, Missouri on the Mississippi River. Later, Mark Twain memorialized his life in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Life on the Mississippi. He is also admired as a philosopher, satirist and humorist. [7 minutes]
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Series Description: Their titles include novelist, playwright, poet and essayist. But they are also known as social activist, pacifist, reformer, human rights activist and humorist. Famous People in Literature examines literary giants who left a legacy of works that remain required reading in the classroom. Their writings were often a vivid depiction of everyday life and attitudes of the era. Each program in the series explores the most historic developments, significant contributions, important benchmarks and major turning points during these incredible lives.
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