An encyclopedic guide to the American author includes critical entries on his works and characters, biographical information, and influential people and places in his life.
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: Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, has long been regarded as the quintessential American writer. Twain's best-known works include The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and The Prince and the Pauper. Always a source of entertainment for readers of all interests, the works of Mark Twain are well-written masterpieces as well as important documents of social history. More than 1,250 entries in Critical Companion to Mark Twain provide analyses and detailed synopses of all Twain's books and stories, examinations of Twain's characters, discussions of key events and episodes in Twain's life, and much more.