History

Mark Twain

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.

Episode One

1h 50m

Mark Twain tells the story of the writer’s extraordinary life.

Episodes

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    Episode Two

    S1 E2 - 1h 42m

    The conclusion of the story of America's best-loved and best-known author, Mark Twain.

  • Episode One: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode One

    S1 E1 - 1h 50m

    Mark Twain tells the story of the writer’s extraordinary life.

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