Mark Twain's Life
Noah Lindauer Period 4
- he was a kid
- he renamed himself "Mark Twain"
- His mom and dad had there last kid named "Henry"
- one year after that they moved to Hannibal, Missouri
- Samuel spent his days running around with a group of other local boys
- He was not educated beyond elementary school
- he believes that schooling is different from Education
- He warns us of the hazards of following the education system with blind faith
- He Also Believed Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.
- In 1846, when he was 11 his father died of pneumonia so he quit school and became a printer’s apprentice with the Hannibal Journal to help support his family
- Mark Twain was his pen name
- He worked at the Hannibal Journal until 1851, during which time he was made a typesetter and contributed articles and humorous sketches.
- Twain often drew from his life in his writings.
- His first book, The Innocents Abroad, was published in 1869
- Then he also wrote many other books in his career
- he married Olivia Langdon
- he had 3 children
- they all were girls