Friday, November 30, 2012
Happy birthday, Mark Twain
It is the birthday of writer and humorist Mark Twain (1835), whose real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens. A prolific writer, Twain is best remembered for his tales of growing up in a small town on the Mississippi River, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), a sequel which as been called the Great American Novel. In his later years, Twain was in great demand as a speaker. Here is an astonishing portrayal of Twain by actor Val Kilmer on the occasion of Twain''s birthday. Enjoy!