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Mark Twain Biography - Man of Letters

Mark Twain Biography - Man of Letters | Mark Twain House.
On November 30, 1835, a small town in Florida, witnessing the birth of the son of Mo's most famous. Samuel Langhorne Clemens was welcomed into the world as the sixth child of John Marshall and Jane Lampton Clemens. Little John and Jane know their son Samuel, one day will be known as the Mark Twain-the most famous icon of American literature.
About four years after his birth, in 1839, the family moved Clemens 35 miles East to the city of Hannibal. A thriving port town situated along the banks of the Mississippi River, Hannibal was a steamboat stop often arriving with both day and night from St. Louis and New Orleans.
Mark Twan Parents
Samuel's father was a judge, and he built a two-story frame house at 206 Hill Street in 1844. As a young child, Samuel ended indoors because his health is bad. However, by the age of nine years old, he seems to have recovered from the disease and were joined by some kids from out of town. He then attended private school in Hannibal.
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When Samuel was 12 years of age his father died of pneumonia, at the age of 13, Samuel left school to work on a printing press. Two years running short, he joined his brother Orion news letter as his printer and assistant editor. This is where the young Samuel finds she enjoys writing.
At the age of seventeen, he left Hannibal and his work in St. Louis. While in St. Louis, Clemens worked into a river guide. He became a licensed River guide in 1858. Clemens ' pseudonym, Mark Twain, dating from his days as a river guide. This is a term which means a river two fathoms or 12 feet when the water depth for boats. "Mark Twain" means that it is safe for navigation.
TWAIN began to earn fame when his story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog Calavaras County" appeared in the New York Saturday November 18, 1865. The first book, "The Twain of Innocents Abroad," published in 1869, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" in 1876, and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" in 1885. He wrote 28 books and numerous short stories, letters and sketches.

Mark Twain died on April 21, 1910, but his name remains current until fragrant. His boyhood home is open to the public as a museum in Hannibal, and the Calavaras County in California. Calavaras County Fair and Frog Jumping Jubilee and on each third weekend in May. The tour is given in New York City where Twain, who visited at the time close to his birthday every year.
The literary works of Mark Twain
• (1867) Advice for Little Girls (fiction)
• (1867) The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (fiction)
• (1868) General Washington's Negro Body-Servant (fiction)
• (1868) My Late Senatorial Secretaryship (fiction)
• (1869) The Innocents Abroad (non-fiction travel)
• (1870-71) Memoranda (monthly column for The Galaxy magazine)
• (1871) Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance (fiction)
• (1872) Roughing It (non-fiction)
• (1873) The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (fiction)
• (1875) Sketches New and Old (fictional stories)
• (1876) Old Times on the Mississippi (non-fiction)
• (1876) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (fiction)
• (1877) A True Story and the Recent Carnival of Crime (stories)
• (1878) Punch, Brothers, Punch! and other Sketches (fictional stories)
• (1880) A Tramp Abroad (non-fiction travel)
• (1880) 1601: Conversation, as it was by the Social Fireside, in the Time of the Tudors (fiction)
• (1882) The Prince and the Pauper (fiction)
• (1883) Life on the Mississippi (non-fiction)
• (1884) Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (fiction)
• (1889) A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (fiction)
• (1892) The American Claimant (fiction)
• (1892) Merry Tales (fictional stories)
• (1893) The £1,000,000 Bank Note and Other New Stories (fictional stories)
• (1894) Tom Sawyer Abroad (fiction)
• (1894) Pudd'n'head Wilson (fiction)
• (1896) Tom Sawyer, Detective (fiction)
• (1896) Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc (fiction)
• (1897) How to Tell a Story and other Essays (non-fictional essays)
• (1897) Following the Equator (non-fiction travel)
• (1900) The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (fiction)
• (1901) Edmund Burke on Croker and Tammany (political satire)
• (1902) A Double Barrelled Detective Story (fiction)
• (1904) A Dog's Tale (fiction)
• (1905) King Leopold's Soliloquy (political satire)
• (1905) The War Prayer (fiction)
• (1906) The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories (fiction)
• (1906) What Is Man? (essay)
• (1907) Christian Science (non-fiction)
• (1907) A Horse's Tale (fiction)
• (1907) Is Shakespeare Dead? (non-fiction)
• (1909) Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven (fiction)
• (1909) Letters from the Earth (fiction, published posthumously)
• (1910) Queen Victoria's Jubilee (non-fiction, published posthumously)
• (1924) Mark Twain's Autobiography (non-fiction, published posthumously)
• (1935) Mark Twain's Notebook (published posthumously). 

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