Justin Kaplan

Justin Kaplan was an American writer and editor known for his biographies, including 'Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain,' which won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. He was also the general editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations and wrote about other literary figures such as Walt Whitman. His work is characterized by in-depth research and engaging narrative.


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  1. 1. Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain

    This biography offers a dual portrait of Samuel Clemens, the man from Missouri, and Mark Twain, the literary icon. It delves into Clemens' personal life, his struggles, and his successes, as well as his transformation into Mark Twain, the witty and insightful author known worldwide. The book provides a comprehensive view of the man behind the pen, detailing his childhood, his work as a riverboat pilot, his travels, his family life, and his career as a writer.