November 30th marked the 176 birthday of the iconic American author, Mark Twain. His death coincided with the passing Hailey’s Comet, as did his birth 75 years earlier. Perhaps the stars new what a “fire-brand” the author would become.
For 2011, Gutenburg Books online is offering The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as a free download on their site. If you’ve never read this book or would like to revisit a place called Hannibal here is your opportunity. It might even inspire you to paint a picket fence!
Also, the United States Post Office released a stamp in June of this year commemorating the legacy of his work. They are still available for purchase.