THEY CREATED THE FICTiONAL CHARACTERS WE LOVED.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, writing as Mark Twain, was a feisty, outspoken critic of many of Society’s ills. But he is most fondly remembered for the books he wrote for young people. Clemens grew up in the mid-1800’s in Hannibal, Missouri. That town became the setting for two of his biggest hits—TOM SAWYER and HUCK FINN. Huck and Jim, a runaway black slave, have a number of misadventures while sailing on a crude river raft. Mark Twain has often been called “the greatest American humorist of his age.”