Mark Twain

  • 2002
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

Conclusion of Ken Burns' biography of the author William Dean Howells called “the Lincoln of our letters.” Keith David narrates.

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Innocents Abroad
01:04 — Innocents Abroad was a subscription book. It made Mark Twain the most well sold writer in the world.
Inclusion
00:32 — Arthur Miller talks about how Twain always included himself in all his human ridicule.
Arnt we Funny Animals?
00:58 — Hal Holbrook discusses how Twain's writing makes him feel, and the empathy of Twain's writing.
Sage
00:42 — Every reporter wanted a quote from Twain on every event. He became the sage of the country.
Mark Twain Goes Abroad
00:26 — Twain traveled abroad with the idea that America is the center of the universe, not Europe.
Hartford House
00:47 — Twain wanted to be rustic and a rebel, but he also wanted to be wealthy and successful. His Hartford House was incredibly luxurious.
American Speech
00:24 — Twain made American speech something to be admired. He used the way we talk and turned it into literature.
Huckleberry Finn
01:21 — Huckleberry Finn is one of Mark Twain's most beloved characters, and the book Mark Twain's masterpiece. It was told from the southern perspective, and (more…)

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  • Premiered: January 16, 2002
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Conclusion of Ken Burns' biography of the author William Dean Howells called “the Lincoln of our letters.” Keith David narrates. (more)

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