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... Mark Twain Few American have had such an outsized impact on American letters as Mark Twain. His novels, commentary, and journalism have made him famous throughout the world. In particular, his razor-sharp wit and satirical prowess won him many accolades throughout the years. He was keenly aware of politics and social trends during his career, and he often skewered them mercilessly. Twain's most famous work of literature is the Adventures Huckleberry Finn. This novel is both a trenchant social commentary and a satire of those who would use race to divide America. The touching story takes place in a milieu full of schemers and racists. Only the boy and his friend, a runaway slave, represent the best...