Mark Twain was an American #author and #humorist. William Faulkner called him "the father of American #literature." #Twain began his career writing humorous verse, and he combined humor and social criticism from mid-career. Twain was a master at rendering colloquial speech and create a distinctive American literature. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the latter often called "the Great American Novel."

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