Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Mark Twain (1835–1910) is regarded as one of the greatest American authors of all time. Novelist, essayist, journalist, and writer of memoir and satire, Twain's output covers every genre imaginable. His best-known works include The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. His lesser-known novel, Joan of Arc, is available from Ignatius Press and was Twain's personal favorite of his books.

  1. Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is, according to many critics and fond readers, the great American novel. Full of vibrant American characters, intriguing regional dialects and folkways, and down-home good humor, it also hits Americans in one of their greatest and on-going sore spots: the fraught issue of racism…. Read more »

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  2. Very few people know that Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) wrote a major work on Joan of Arc. Still fewer know that he considered it not only his most important but also his best work. He spent twelve years in research and many months in France doing archival work and then… Read more »

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