A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Mark Twain, the father of American literature. Titles in this study guide include A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Life on the Mississippi, The Mysterious Stranger, Adventure of Huckleberry Finn, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
As an influential writer of the late-nineteenth-century, Twain became one of the greatest humorist in American literature. Moreover, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was created in his honor, and is presented to individuals who influence American society in ways similar to Twain.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835– April 21, 1910), known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was lauded as the "greatest humorist this country has produced", and William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature". His novels include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), the latter often called "The Great American Novel".