#EngQuote: Mark Twain

Heyya, fellas! How was your day? Did you have a great one?

Any one of you knows Samuel L. Clemens? What about Mark Twain?

To the whole wide world, Mark Twain is one of the biggest name in classic American literature. I mean, who haven’t heard of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer? Or the sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?


The name Mark Twain is a pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He was born on November 30‚ 1835 in Florida‚ Missouri. Samuel Clemens only started using the pen name Mark Twain around September 1862. It was a steamboat slang for 12 feet of water.

Twain’s father, John Clemens, was a lawyer, highly intelligent and a stern disciplinarian. His mother, Jane Clemens, was a fun-loving, tenderhearted homemaker. Although the family was not wealthy, Twain apparently had a happy and secure childhood.

Twain published his first short story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” in 1865. He wrote several novels, including two major classics of American literature: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.


During his lifetime‚ Twain witnessed USA evolve from a nation torn apart by internal conflicts to one of international power. In his writings, Twain provided images of the romantic‚ the real‚ the strengths and weaknesses of a rapidly changing world.

In today’s session, we’ll have a look at some #EngQuotes from Twain. Perhaps we can learn a thing or two from Twain.

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And that’s a wrap for today, fellas! See you again tomorrow where we talk about idioms about hard work.

Compiled and written by @miss_qiak for @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

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