100 years ago today, Mark Twain died

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    No question in my mind, Twain (Samuel Clemens) was/is one of the graetest writers of all time. Top 10 in the world, top 2 in American history.

    Thoughts? Favorite Twain book? (mine are A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court and The Innocents Abroad) But I would also count Twain as one of the undisputed masters of the short story as well. (See: The Diary of Adam and Eve and The Awful German Language)

    Any other fans?
     
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    one of the greats
     
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    My favorite was Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Time's Arrow."

    Time's Arrow (episode) - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki
     
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    Just in case there is a fellow fan out there, Mark Twain, A Life,(by Ron Powers) is a great biogrphy. Many critics hale that as one of the best.

    Ron Powers - MARK TWAIN, A LIFE

    There is also a lesser known book, The Devil's Race Track, which is a great collection of short stories (some unfinished) of Twain's "darker" side. A real good read IMHO.
     
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    I am a huge fan.

    Innocents Abroad is my favourite Twain work.
     
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    I guess reports of his death were, finally, not exaggerated.

    I love Twain. Great, great, great writer.
     
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    I have been waiting with increasing anticipation and breathlessness for TwainÂ’s next book.

    I wish he would hurry, I am running out of breath.

    *Sammy C would have loved that gag.
     

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