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The conclusion of the story of America's best-loved and best-known author, Mark Twain.
S1 E1 - 1h 50m
Mark Twain tells the story of the writer’s extraordinary life.
Extras + Features
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Huckleberry Finn is one of Mark Twain's most beloved characters, and the book Mark Twain's masterpiece. It was told from the southern perspective, and Twain takes romanticism away from slavery.
S1 - 53s
On Feb, 3, 1863 Sam Clemens signed himself Mark Twain. It is the point where safe water becomes dangerous water.
The Anguish Underneath the Man
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Under the boasting of Mark Twain was a great suffering.
Mark Twain Goes Abroad
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Twain traveled abroad with the idea that America is the center of the universe, not Europe.
Dark, Depressive Streak
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Mark Twain's humor is always colored by the knowledge that horrible things can happen in life. The element gave depth to his work.
The Mississippi River
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The Mississippi River was a sacred place for Twain. He said every character he came up with he met on the Mississippi.
Triumph Through Tragedy
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Twain was a passionate man and when he might want to give up he rallies through his personal tragedies and continues to go on.
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Twain wanted to be rustic and a rebel, but he also wanted to be wealthy and successful. His Hartford House was incredibly luxurious.
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Twain made American speech something to be admired. He used the way we talk and turned it into literature.
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Arthur Miller talks about how Twain always included himself in all his human ridicule.
The Master of the Pause
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Twain was a genius of the stage, where he use silence to his advantage. The pauses were the preludes to the cascade of humor.
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Twain was the sage of the country, everyone wanted a quote from him.
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