In his time, Mark Twain was considered the funniest man on earth. Yet he was also an unflinching critic of human nature, using his humor to attack hypocrisy, greed and racism. In this series, Ken Burns has created an illuminating portrait of the man who is also one of the greatest writers in American history.Visit Mark Twain Website
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Huckleberry Finn is Mark Twain's masterpiece
Mark Twain became the sage of the country
Sam Clemens decided to take on a new name, Mark Twain
Twain traveled abroad with the idea that America is the center of the universe, not Europe
Twain made American speech something to be admired.
Hal Holbrook discusses how Twain's writing makes him feel.
Twain's humor is always colored by the knowledge that horrible things can happen in life.
The idea of Place formed Mark Twain.
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