Welcome to the world of Mark Twain, also known as Samuel Clemens! We will approach this author looking at the different phases of his life. You will find a variety of resources to be explored on your journey to understand this remarkable, author, lecturer, riverboat pilot, and comedian. Navigate around the Guide by clicking on the tabs at the top or the links listed below.
"Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution -- these can lift at a colossal humbug -- push it a little -- weaken it a little over the course of a century; but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand."--Mark Twain
There are several good online resources for Mark Twain. Here a but a few:
The frog symbolizes the "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," Mark Twain's first publication to receive national attention!