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Children's classic for middle grade and teens originally published in 1876.
Clarence gives this classic American novel to George (Jimmy Stewart) in "It's a Wonderful Life" with the inscription, "Remember no man is a failure who has friends."
The first novel written on a typewriter is this American classic by Mark Twain. Can't you imagine white-mustached Twain clacking away on the keys?
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