Out of curiosity, can anyone
>tell me if Twain was influenced at all by Charles Brockden Brown or John

I can tell you that Twain apparently loved Milton, alluded to his works
often, and I believe he read from Milton's poems aloud at home on some
occasions.  He also poked fun at him in certain speaches, I think.  See
_Mark Twain's Library_ entry on Milton.

That same reference lists no volumes by Brown in Twain's library.



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