His real name is Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He was born in november 1835 in the USA and died in april 1910. In was first a military and then become an writer. He is famous thanks to The adventures of Tom Sawyer in 1876 and the adventures of Hucleberry Finn (worked in english litterature lesson) in 1885. The latter is often called « The Great American Novel ».
He worked on the Mississippi thats why he choosed the name « Mark Twain » : this is a speech of the marines.
He traveled in Europe and began to write in 1864 but he became famous in 1876.
Through his novel he tried to denounce exes of the civilization and immorality. He is often compared to Stevenson and Dickens.