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Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist, and literary and social critic. Born on November 30, 1835 he wrote fiction and non-fiction under the pseudonyms Mark Twain, Sieur Louis de Conte, Quentin Curtius Snodgrass, and Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass.



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