29 June, 2008

Mark Twain, A True Aficionado

“It has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain when awake.” ~Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. During his lifetime, Twain became a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists and European royalty. Twain enjoyed immense public popularity, and his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers.

Mark Twain was rarely seen without a cigar or pipe in hand.

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