Unlike most writers we hear about from the 1800s, Twain was actually pretty famous and respected in his day...although not for his real name, of course. He was born Samuel Clemons, and his life was a whole lot more than writing popular books that would eventually be censored all over the U.S. in the mid-1900s. Check out this video to learn more.
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