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Mark Twain Trivia | New England by the Numbers

Mark Twain Trivia | New England by the Numbers
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Do you know how long it took Mark Twain to write Huck Finn? Get the answer to this question and learn more trivia tidbits about the famous New England author.
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17

years Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) spent in his beloved Hartford home (1874-1891)

6

books Twain published while living there: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, A Tramp Abroad, The Prince and the Pauper, Life on the Mississippi, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

7

years Twain worked on Huck Finn

$45,000

total cost of the land, house, and interior decoration

$50,000-$55,000

money raised from annual used-book sale sponsored by The Mark Twain Library in Redding, Connecticut, a library Twain founded when he moved there in 1908

$16.5 million

cost to build the museum center in 2003

1954

year Massachusetts-reared actor Hal Holbrook debuted his one-man show Mark Twain Tonight!

2,000-plus

number of Mark Twain performances Mr. Holbrook has given since, including a third Broadway show in 2005

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