Author of "The Perfectionists" - Tuesday, June 26!

Mark My Words: Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester is a bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman, about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary, Krakatoa, and The Map that Changed the World.

His new book is The Perfectionists, which traces technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age, which Kirkus Reviews described as “…an enthusiastic popular-science tour of technological marvels…”

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"Mark Twain Among the Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples"

Dr. Kerry Driscoll Book Launch - Wednesday June 20 7pm

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Deadline July 15! Make us laugh and you could win $1000! See details.

Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest

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Mark Twain is one of our nation's defining cultural figures.

The Mark Twain House & Museum has restored the author’s Hartford, Connecticut, home, where the author and his family lived from 1874 to 1891. Twain wrote his most important works during the years he lived there, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. In addition to providing tours of Twain’s restored home, a National Historic Landmark, the institution offers activities and educational programs that illuminate Twain’s literary legacy and provide information about his life and times.

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Twain Quotes

  • "Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."

  • "Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits."

  • "The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds."

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The Word Never Had So Much Meaning Before

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Mark Twain

A Life Lived in a Changing World

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