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  • “The enthusiasm with which his lecture was everywhere greeted is still ringing throughout California, and now, that his foot is on his native heath, we may expect to see the very mountains shake with a tempest of applause,” cried the Territorial Enterprise,5 making sure to add that the Enterprise was where Sam Clemens had christened the name Mark Twain “and developed that rich and inexhaustible vein of humor which has made the title famous.”

    Mark Twain

  • In a humorous sketch titled “A Mystery,” Mark Twain reports that he has been bedeviled by an impostor, a “double” traveling around the country and using the name Mark Twain to borrow money, run up unpaid hotel bills, and get “persistently and eternally drunk.”

    Mark Twain

  • The name Mark Twain is as much a trademark, in its way, as Coke or McDonald’s or Mickey Mouse.

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • The name Mark Twain had not been thought of then, and probably no one prophesied favorably for the new-comer, who was small and feeble, and not over-welcome in that crowded household.

    The Boys' Life of Mark Twain

  • In due time they crossed into Switzerland and prepared to conquer the Alps. The name Mark Twain had become about as well known in Europe as it was in America.

    The Boys' Life of Mark Twain

  • At Oxford when he appeared on the street the name Mark Twain ran up and down like a cry of fire, and the people came running.

    The Boys' Life of Mark Twain

  • The name Mark Twain was first signed to a Carson letter, February

    The Boys' Life of Mark Twain

  • The humor of Mark Twain is American in its point of view, in its love of the incongruous, in its fondness for colossal exaggeration; but it is universal in that it deals not with passing phenomena, or with matters of temporary interest, but with essential and permanent aspects of human nature.

    Twain, Mark: Selected Obituaries

  • The name Mark Twain is as infinite, as fundamental as that of John Smith, without the latter's wasting distribution of strength.

    Mark Twain, a Biography. Complete

  • In due time they crossed into Switzerland and prepared to conquer the Alps. The name Mark Twain had become about as well known in Europe as it was in

    The Boys' Life of Mark Twain

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