There is something amazing – and a little creepy – about seeing Mark Twain on film. Paris Review:
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was first published on December 10, 1884, in England. It remains one of the most-challenged American novels. In its honor, a 1909 Edison film of Mark Twain, taken at his home, Stormfield, in Connecticut.
Happy Birthday (yesterday, anyway), Huckleberry Finn. First edition cover:
Bonus Twain quote, from his 1897 travelogue, Following the Equator, and, more specifically, from the chapter epigraphs under the heading “Pudd’nhead Wilson’s New Calendar” and “The Pudd’nhead Maxims”:
The quote (finally):
“Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side, which he never shows to anybody.”
Extra Bonus: Random found on the internet essay on Twain.