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Episode One
Mark Twain tells the story of the writer’s extraordinary life.
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Episode One
Full Length
Episode One
110m 45s
Mark Twain tells the story of the writer’s extraordinary life.
Episode Two
Full Length
Episode Two
102m 25s
The conclusion of the story of America's best-loved and best-known author, Mark Twain.

About the Film

In his time, Mark Twain was considered the funniest man on earth. Yet he was also an unflinching critic of human nature, using his humor to attack hypocrisy, greed and racism. In this series, Ken Burns has created an illuminating portrait of the man who is also one of the greatest writers in American history.

Mark Twain tells the story of the writer’s extraordinary life – full of rollicking adventure, stupendous success and crushing defeat, hilarious comedy and almost unbearable tragedy. By the end, the film helps us to see how Twain could claim with some justification, “I am not an American, I am the American.”

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