Mark Twain's Life
Geordyn Webster Period 3
- November 30,1835 Florida, Missouri
- 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 copyrightdid 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 Sawyer1876 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 Abroad1894 The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins
The Clemens Family,
- Olivia Langdon:Spouse
- John Marshall:Father
- Jane Lampton:Mother
- 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.