The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. By Mark Twain. Mark Twain.
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By Mark Twain
When Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born in November 1835, “Halley’s Comet was streaking across the sky, a blazing phenomenon that thrilled the world. During his life Mark Twain would say that he came in with Halley’s Comet and that he would go out with it when it returned after seventy-five years. He did just that. Mark Twain died in April 1910, while the comet was blazing its way across the sun.”
- Jean Craighead George
Look for Twain’s deliberate attempts at humor through the following devices: