Tag Archives: Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Mark Twain’s America (Review)

I didn’t hesitate for a moment when I spotted the new book about Mark Twain in the Norfolk (Nebraska) Public Library. I didn’t even open the covers to skim it.  All I knew was that the book was coming home … Continue reading

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens

To us lovers of all things Mark Twain, today is a major red letter day. Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born as the sixth child of John Clemens and Jane (Lampton) Clemens on this day in 1835.  The small town, where … Continue reading

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Mark Twain Volume 2 (Preview)

Anticipation times two, is how I’ve felt while waiting for both volumes of Samuel Langhorne Clemens’/Mark Twain’s life story, in his own words.  Not one word of his autobiography was to be printed until 100 years after his death.  The … Continue reading

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Reflections On Huckleberry Finn

My introduction to the wry wit of Samuel Langhorne Clemens or Mark Twain happened around the age of eleven.  I had sprained an ankle, so I was restricted to sitting and laying around for awhile.  One of dad’s friends dropped … Continue reading

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Twain Again

I keep forgetting that I’m not 25 years old anymore.  I’m not even twice that age anymore.  It’s one of those mornings where I feel like I’ve overextended myself.  There seems to be an endless need to work outside in … Continue reading

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