Biography (1996)

Genres - History, Language & Literature  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Literary Studies, Social History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |  
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Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter

The insight and wit of author Mark Twain made him the most famous American writer of his era. This biography tells the story of his adventurous life. Known around the world for his books such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Puddin'head Wilson, Twain was a legendary figure in 19th century America. He lived as he wrote, guiding boats on the Mississippi River, and tramping around New England and the West. Archival photographs, journals, personal reports, and interviews with literary scholars paint a portrait of America's colorful author.