Mark Twain is a biography on the famous author written by Archibald Henderson.
Many writers have penned studies of Mark Twain's life and work through the years. Twain authorized this biography, having met and hosted the writer, Archibald Henderson, on a few occasions.
Henderson considered this work to be an homage to one of his biggest idols, who guided him through his youth and adolescence. He writes, ”It is an appreciation originating in the heart of one who loved Mark Twain’s works for a generation before he ever met Samuel L. Clemens. It is an interpretation springing from the conviction that Mark Twain was a great American who comprehensively incorporated and realized his own country and his own age as no American has so completely done before him.”
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835–1910), known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. His novels include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called ”The Great American Novel”.
This biography about Mark Twain was first published in 1911. AUDIO: Read by John Greenman, running time 5 hours, 35 min. Unabridged full version. E-book: ePUB, 43,700 words, average reading time 3 hours, 40 min..
Archibald Henderson (1877 - 1963) was an American professor of mathematics who wrote on a variety of subjects, including drama and history.