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humorist, novelist, critic

Samuel L. Clemens, pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer who often criticized social and governmental injustices, such as slavery and imperialism. His novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is taught in many high schools, but is also one of the most frequently banned books.

Best-known works: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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