Who is the man in this picture?

Correct answer: Samuel Clemens

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blondifaeri
blondifaeri
i used to live in angels camp, in calaveras county, and have been to his cabin where he lived and wrote his novel about the jumping frog of calaveras county. angels camp is where the frog jumps are held every year at the calaveras county fair, i worked there for years.
flowercat0523
flowercat0523
I had many good laughs reading his book Innocents Abroad. It is set in an earlier, more socially restricted era, so you have to overlook some predjudicial language, but still a classic funny read.
Buckeyeartist
Buckeyeartist
One of my all time favorite authors!
AutumnalConcrete2
AutumnalConcrete2
I too lived there! Such a small town....small Quizzland and world.
WanderingLuck79987
WanderingLuck79987
I when to school with his great grandson .
Anastasia
Anastasia
An interesting piece of trivia. Halley's comet was making its appearance at both Mr. Clemen's birth and death .
Player #9495659
Player #9495659
Although Clemens is known for his wonderful books, he wrote many other works. Clemens had a great wit and sarcasm. He wrote many critiques of other authors, politicians, plays. To this day, his critiques are worthy of reading, due to Clemens incredible use of his wit and sarcasm.
angelgrl0125
angelgrl0125
He is my great great great uncle and I'm proud to be a descendant of his.
Denee
Denee
Anastasia, I wondered why that wasn't mentioned in the notes on this legendary author! I'm a fan of a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court :)
nan
nan
Suzjh4ll, We are related! My Uncle looked up our ancestry and told us we are closely related to Samuel Clemens! My Grandfathers Mother's name was Clemens!
Thunderduck
Thunderduck
"The Devil's Racetrack: Dark Writings of Mark Twain." Essays and editorials. Name comes from a section of the Atlantic where the winds and currents are weak (a.k.a. "the Doldrums.")
Charliecamp
Charliecamp
he was editor of the buffalo evening news here in buffalo ny
Roberta Ann
Roberta Ann
The day Samuel Clemens was born, Haleys Comet could be seen. The day Samuel Clemens died, Haleys Comet could be seen.
humbeldywump
humbeldywump
Player #9495659, yep, he gave James fenimore cooper thr business!
Player #32158972
Player #32158972
Mark Twain's Grave, and Study are in Elmira NY.
Player #32158972
Player #32158972
Player #24423307cara, Chemung
Guillermo
Guillermo
lots of Twain questions in this game..
Mares
Mares
My uncle, several times removed.
Player #15018278
Player #15018278
I live in the same town Mark Twain died in...Redding, CT. There's a museum for him in CT as well!
Player #24423307cara
Player #24423307cara
angelgrl0125, I live in the county where he is buried.
Player #22062317
Player #22062317
like I said before.The racists were from the North.not the South. however to be fair.My old antique Bible.the word Niger originated upon that's what they called Dimon that carried the cross of Jesus when He no longer could.Dont think it was a race .
Anastasia
Anastasia
BeingTrueLove, if I remember correctly, "Oliver Twist" was written by Charles Dickens of England .
Player #24905305
Player #24905305
I used to live in Calaveras County and the Calaveras Frog 🐸 Jump (fair) was so fun!!
Player #21569436
Player #21569436
Reading his novels growing up was an escape into a different time period. Trying to relate to living in this period of history brought many laughter and sadness. To this day my favorite
KelliKenobi
KelliKenobi
angelgrl0125, he is a distant cousin of mine. Perhaps we are related, as well!!
Purple Kitty
Purple Kitty
I must have read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, about 5 times. It was my favorite Book in Elementary School.
Suzjh4ll
Suzjh4ll
WanderingLuck79987, I am a descendent of his as well.
Player #9243123
Player #9243123
Sueahside714, exactly what I thought. I was confused when he wasn’t an option
Lusk0104
Lusk0104
WanderingLuck79987, January 4th is my birthday, not today lol.
Lusk0104
Lusk0104
WanderingLuck79987, I replied to you cause it is my birthday. I live near his house in Connecticut.
BabiKat
BabiKat
1 of my fave authors
KookyOrangutan5005
KookyOrangutan5005
I went to The Frog Jumps one year with a bunch of bikers. the weather was gorgeous. such clean air!!