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Mark Twain is important to American literature because of his novels and how they portray the American experience. Some of his best selling novels were Innocents Abroad, Life on the Mississippi, Huckleberry Finn, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. In these books, Mark Twain recalls his own adventures of steamboating on the Mississippi River. Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born on November 30, 1835 in a small village of Florida, Missouri. His parent’s names were John Marshall …

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…his childhood stories that will follow and set a roadmap for all new writers for the generations to come. Bibliography BIBLIOGRAPHY American Writers, New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons 1974 Hart, James D., The Oxford Companion to American Literature. New York, Oxford University Press 1965. Meltzer, Milton. Mark Twain A Writer’s Life Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data, New York 1985. The Volume Library 2, Nashville: The Southwestern Company, 1989 “Twain, Mark” Encyclopedia Americana. Connecticut: Grolier Incorporated, 1988 ed.