Mark Twain's Life

Geordyn Webster Period 3


  • November 30,1835 Florida, Missouri

Early Childhood

  • Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri in the United States.
  • He was the sixth of seven children of his father, a country merchant John Marshall Clemens and mother Jane Lampton Clemens and only three of his siblings could survive into their adulthood.
  • At age four, Mark along with his family, moved to a port town Hannibal, situated on the bank of world’s second largest river Mississippi.


  • Mark Twain the genuis writer was not educated past elementry school.


  • Mark Twain published hundereds of books in his life.

    Some of the books were published when the international copyright

    did not exsist. Some of them are Starting in 1867 to 1894
  • 1867 The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches

    1869 The Innocents Abroad or The New Pilgrim's Progress

    1871 Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance

    1872 Roughing It

  • 1873 The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today - co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner

    1875 Mark Twain's Sketches, New and Old

    1876 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    1876 Ah Sin, a play written with Bret Harte

  • 1877 A True Story, and the Recent Carnival of Crime.

    1878 Punch, Brothers, Punch!

    1880 A Tramp Abroad

    1880 1601, or Conversation as It Was by the Social Fireside in the Time of the Tudors

    1882 The Stolen White Elephant Etc.

    1882 The Prince and the Pauper: A Tale for Young People of All Ages

    1883 Life on the Mississippi

    1885 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (The word "the" is not part of the title.)

  • 1889 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

    1892 Merry Tales

    1892 The American Claimant

    1893 The £1,000,000 Bank-Note and Other New Stories

    1894 Tom Sawyer Abroad

    1894 The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins


The Clemens Family,

  • Olivia Langdon:Spouse
  • Susy:Daughter
  • Clara:Daughter
  • John Marshall:Father
  • Orion:Brother
  • Jean:Daughter
  • Langdon:Son
  • Jane Lampton:Mother
  • Henry:Brother
  • Palmer:Sister
  • Margaret:Sister
  • Jennie:Niece
  • Benjamin:Brother

  • Pleasant:Brother


  • Mark Twain was an avid keeper of scrapbooks, a hobby hereserved for Sundays. Existing collections of these scrapbooks reflectaspects of his private and professional life.
  • Twain’s appreciation forscrapbooks eventually led to a business venture. In 1872, he patented the self-pasting scrapbook, marketing it as “Mark Twain’s PatentScrapbook.”
  • Published by Daniel Slote & Co. of New York, it had

gummed, perforated pages designed to make scrapbook additions easier,

cleaner, and neater to do.

  • By 1901, at least 57 different types of his

albums were available. There are those who argue that Twain’s

scrapbooks were more lucrative than some of his book sales.


  • Mark Twain was born when Halley’s comet was in the sky and when he died Halley's comet returned 74 years later.

  • April 21,1910 (age 74)