Why is he famous?
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)
- Life on The Mississippi (1883)
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884)
- The Prince and The Pauper (1889)
Mark Twain wrote in realism, he didn't sugarcoat things. He was very good at marketing his product as you will see in the next section.
Mark Twain was a printers apprentice as a young kid, he later after the civil war became a news reporter for many different news papers. His story ¨The Celebrated Frog of Calavaras County¨ got into the New York Saturday Press, that's where he originally gained his fame. When Twain marketed his books, he sold them for a high price, Twain had basically written U.S.Grant's Memoirs, which were very popular after Grant died. Twain sold over 350,000 copies, which he could only have done because of the timing he published them, right after Grants death.