November 30th marks the 175th birthday of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. His nom de plume is Mark Twain, one of America's greatest novelists. He was born in Missouri and he lived near the Mississippi River which inspired him to write. Mr. Bob Nelson has graciously shared his collection of first editions of his Mark Twain novels; almost all of them printed between 1876-1896. Please stop by the showcase located near Lucky Day. We are indeed very lucky to display this rare collection!
April 21 is the 100 year anniversary of the death of Mark Twain (November 24, 1832 - April 21, 1910). A keen observer of human nature, Twain's stories portray America as it became a nation. An American humorist, lecturer, essayist, and author, several of Twain's books have been adapted for the screen including The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Life on the Mississippi, and a present-day version of The Prince and the Pauper.