Thursday, June 9, 2011

What's In Florida, Missouri

Book List 21-30
21.The Call of the Wild by Jack London
22.Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
23.The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
24.The Adventures of Huckleberry Fiinn by Mark Twain
25.Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
26.The Other Extreme by T.J. MacGregor
27.A Murder, A Mystery, and a Murder by Mark Twain
28.The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling
29.Sula by Toni Morrison
30. Alexander's Bridge by Willa Cather

Notice #24 and #27 are Mark Twain.  He is another of my favorite authors.  Mark Twain was born on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri.  He wasn't however born with the name Mark Twain.  His given name was Samuel Longhorne Clemens.

Mark Twain
B. 11/30/1835
D. 4/21/1910

Florida, Missouri is a small village in Monroe County, Missouri.  It is at the confluence of the North, South, and Middle forks of the Salt River.  It is the home of the Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site.   According to the 2010 US Census it's poplation is now 0.

"All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called "Huckleberry Finn." All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since."
-- Ernest Hemingway

Mark Twain Birthplace in Florida, Missouri

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