Page last updated at 16:58 GMT, Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Mark Twain in his own words


Mark Twain was renowned for his ability to cast a spell over his readers with his words, wit and wisdom. His novels, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, made him one of the world's most famous and best-loved authors.

Now, his autobiography has finally been made public - a hundred years after his death. And it reveals a very different side to the man known as America's national treasure, as Kathy Harcombe reports.

Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific