Mark Twain (Samuel Longhorn Clements, 1835-1910) was one of the best and most popular humorists, lecturers, and writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Twain was always drawing on his experience for his stories and ...
gathering new experiences through his travels.
Twain showed the rare ability to entertain both children and adults with his tales.
Tom Sawyer and Huckberry Finn are the two characters for which Twain is known. It could be said that Tom Sawyer was t he boyish side of Twain that grew up while Huckbleberry Finn was the boyish side of Twain that never wanted to grow up.