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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.


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


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


years Twain worked on Huck Finn


total cost of the land, house, and interior decoration


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


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


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


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