Look Inside Mark Twain’s Luxurious Family Farmhouse

Look Inside Mark Twain’s Luxurious Family Farmhouse

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After a modern upgrade, Mark Twain’s family farmhouse in Connecticut is now up for sale for $1.85 million.   Located at Redding, Connecticut, this property sits next to Stormfield, which is the farm where Twain himself had resided for two years before his death in 1910.   Image courtesy of Today via Virtual203   Born as Samuel Langhorne Clemens, the author and his wife had four children. His youngest daughter, Jean, suffered from epilepsy. In order to ensure that she was properly taken care of, Clemens purchased the property and named Jean’s Farm. The current owners who had purchased the property in 2013 are now looking …

Mark Twain’s Never Before Published Fairy Tale Is Coming to Your Shelves

Mark Twain’s Never Before Published Fairy Tale Is Coming to Your Shelves

This September, Random House will release Mark Twain’s never before published fairy tale titled The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine.   According to Buzzfeed, this previously unfinished children’s tale has been completed by author Philip Stead and illustrator Erin Stead. Illustrated with soft water colors, vivid scenes of Twain’s imagined universe are depicted with unequal strokes to create a dreamlike bookish escape for children aged 8-12.     It was 1897 in Paris when Mark Twain’s two daughters begged their father for a good story. Twain began to tell the story of Johnny. Although Twain continued to write down notes on the story every now and …

Who Said What: Have You Been Quoting These Sayings Incorrectly?

Who Said What: Have You Been Quoting These Sayings Incorrectly?

As words spread from mouth to mouth, sometimes it is inevitable that original sayings will undergo some degree of change. Despite what that friend posted on social media, chances are, Mark Twain or Ghandi probably didn’t say that. Take this quiz to see if you’ve been misquoting or misattributing these famous sayings.     Featured Image Courtesy of Know Your Meme