Mark Twain ( Born 1835 – Died 1910 )

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Mark Twain

American writer

On Nov. 30, 1835, the little town of Florida, Mo. seen the arrival of its most famous son. Samuel Langhorne Clemens was welcomed to the world because of the sixth child of John Marshall and Jane Lampton Clemens. Little did John and Jane understand their son Samuel would be called Mark Twain – America’s most famous literary icon.

Mark Twain American Writer

Around four years following his arrival, in 1839, the Clemens family moved 35 miles east into the town of Hannibal. A growing port city which lay across the banks of the Mississippi, Hannibal was a regular stop for steamships coming by both night and day out of St. Louis and New Orleans.

Mark Twain Family

Samuel’s father was a judge, and he constructed a two-story frame home in 206 Hill Street in 1844. As a kid, Samuel was kept inside due to bad health. But by age, he appeared to recover from his disorders and joined the remainder of the city’s children outdoors. Then he attended a private college in Hannibal.

When Samuel was 12, his father died of pneumonia, and in 13, Samuel left college to be a printer’s apprentice. After two brief years, he combined his brother Orion’s paper for a printer and editorial assistant. It was here that young Samuel discovered he enjoyed composing.

At 17, he left Hannibal behind to get a printer’s project in St. Louis. In St. Louis, Clemens turned into a river pilot apprentice. It’s a river term that means two fathoms or even 12-feet once the thickness of water to get a ship has been sounded. “Mark Twain” signifies that’s safe to browse.

Since the river trade has been brought to a standstill from the Civil War in 1861, Clemens started working as a newspaper reporter for many newspapers all around the United States. Their living child, Clara, lived to be 88, also had one daughter. Clara’s daughter died with no kids, so there are no direct descendants of Samuel Clemens living.

Mark Twain gain fame

Twain Started to gain fame when his narrative “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” appeared at the New York Saturday Press on November 18, 1865. He wrote 28 books and several short stories, sketches and letters.

Mark Twain passed away on April 21, 1910, but includes a subsequent still now. His childhood home is available to the public as a museum in Hannibal, also Calaveras County at California retains the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee every third weekend in May. Walking tours awarded in New York City of locations Twain visited close to his birthday each year.

Writer’s Works:

1.The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
2.The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
3.A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
4.The Prince and the Pauper
5.The Innocents Abroad
6.Life on the Mississippi
7.Pudd’nhead Wilson
8.The Diary of Adam and Eve
9.The Mysterious Stranger
10.The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain
11.Letters from the Earth: Uncensored Writings
12.Roughing It
13.Jumping Frog
14.Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc – Book 1
15.Joan of Arc