3 interesting facts about mark twain

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3 interesting facts about mark twain

Who Was Mark Twain? by April Jones Prince

A humorist, narrator, and social observer, Mark Twain is unsurpassed in American literature. Best known as the author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, not unlike his protagonist, Huck, has a restless spirit.

He found adventure prospecting for silver in Nevada, navigating steamboats down the Mississippi, and making people laugh around the world. But Twain also had a serious streak and decried racism and injustice. His fascinating life is captured candidly in this enjoyable biography.
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Interesting Facts About Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born two months prematurely on November 30, , in tiny Florida, Missouri, and remained sickly and frail until he was 7 years old. Clemens was the sixth of seven children, only three of whom survived to adulthood. John Marshall Clemens became a justice of the peace in Hannibal but struggled financially. When Samuel Clemens was 11, his year-old father died of pneumonia. In , he moved over to a typesetting job at a local paper owned by his older brother, Orion, and eventually penned a handful of short, satirical items for the publication. In , year-old Clemens left Hannibal and spent the next several years living in places such as New York City, Philadelphia and Keokuk, Iowa, and working as a printer. In , Clemens became an apprentice steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River.

Fun Mark Twain facts, including his inventions, unusual lecture topics, and numerous pen names. Mark Twain wrote a pornographic story set during Elizabethan times.
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2. Twain’s formal education was limited.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better know by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer. Take a look below for 30 more interesting and fun facts about Mark Twain. He served an apprenticeship with a printer and then worked as a typesetter, contributing articles to the newspaper of his older brother Orion Clemens. He later become a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before heading west to join Orion in Nevada. Twain referred humorously to his lack of success at mining, turning to journalism for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise. His wit and satire, in prose and speech, earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists and European royalty.


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    10 Facts About Mark Twain

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    Here are some of the most interesting facts about the legendary writer.

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    His real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens and Mark Twain was one of his pen "Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you He was married to Olivia for 34 years and they had three children: Clara.

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    Here are some of the most interesting facts about the legendary writer. The most successful book of Mark Twain's life was his first novel entitled The Innocents . 3. Obsolete Machine. Sadly, the Paige Typesetting Machine was no ordinary.

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