Mark Twain's life

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Birth

  • November 30, 1835 -April 21, 1910
  • Clemens was born in Florida, Missouri, on November 30, 1835. In 1839

Early Childhood


  • the family moved to Hannibal, Missouri, a town on the banks of the Mississippi River. The river delighted young.

Education

  • After his father died in 1847, Clemens began working for a newspaper
  • In Hannibal to earn extra money for the family. The newspaper printed some of his articles and funny stories about townspeople.
  • Clemens had only attended school for five years. He received most of his education working for newspapers and in print shops


Career

  • Clemens had always wanted to travel. In 1853, he visited cities in the eastern United States, such as New York City and Philadelphia.
  • In 1857, he planned to visit South America, and a newspaper hired him to write letters about the trip. On his way, he met a riverboat captain on the Mississippi River.
  • Clemens decided to cancel his trip and become a riverboat pilot, or a person who steers a boat. Clemens was a skilled pilot. In 1859, he received a license to operate riverboats.
  • When the Civil War began, most travel on the Mississippi River stopped. Clemens was forced

    to quit piloting. He traveled west to Carson City, Nevada, with his brother.

Family

  • Langdon Clemens,
  • Susy Clemens,
  • Clara Clemens,
  • Jean Clemens

Hobbies/intrests

  • mark twain would Collecting girls 10-16 as a hobby

Literary

  • Samuel Langhorne Clemens was best known as the writer Mark Twain. He used humor in his writings to tell stories that were examples of a special American style of literature.
  • The success of his worldwide lecture series and his books, such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, made Twain famous.