"The Million Pound Bank Note" was written by American author Mark Twain and was published in 1893 as a short story. Unlike most Mark Twain stories, "The Million Pound Bank Note” was set in London, England.
Mark Twain, also known as Samuel Langhorne Clemens, was born on Nov. 30, 1835, in Florida, Mo. Most famous for his stories "Tom Sawyer" and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," Twain began his writing career as a journalist in 1862.
"The Million Pound Bank Note" follows the story of Henry Adams. Adams is given a million-pound bank note from two wealthy brothers who believe that either having such a large bill would enable Adams to have anything he wanted or that no one would be able to cash it, thereby rendering it useless.