Americas Greatest Storyteller
Smore presentation by: Rachel Feilzer
He was born in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835.
PARENTS: John and Jane Clemens
SIBLINGS: Orion, Henry, Margaret, Pleasant, Pamela, and, Benjamin Clemens
SPOUSE: Olivia Langdon
CHILDREN: Jean, Clara, Susy, and Langdon Clemens. (Langdon died when he was twenty-four months old)
Not all of Mark's siblings lived a lifetime, four of them didn't make it past childhood. The only remaining children were Orion and himself. John Clemens (father) had died of pneumonia, when Sam was only eleven. His brother, Henry Clemens, died while working on a steamboat in Pennsylvania.
Sam dropped out of school to work as a printer's apprentice making newspapers because his father had died. His family needed to make more money to live on.
When he was older, he heard a rumor of there being Coco plants in South America, and could be sold for good money. To test that rumor, he traveled there. It turned out, the rumor was fake. there wasn't any in South America.
He was married to Olivia Langdon. He proposed to her four times. She had refused the first three times, but gave in on the fourth time. They had four children, Langdon, Susy, Jean, and, Clara. Before the three girls, (Clara, Jean, and, Susy) Olivia and Sam had a son, Langdon, Langdon was only two years old when he died, he had died of Diphtheria.
Olivia died of Congestive heart Failure, she died on June 5th, 1904. Mark died of Myocardial Infarction (Heart attack), He died on April 21, 1910.
Career and Accomplishments
He was a gold minor, a steamboat pilot, newspaper reporter, author, and a humorist.
HIS MOST FAMOUS BOOKS
The Prince and the Pauper
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Gilded Age
The Innocents Abroad
The Tramp Abroad
Life on the Mississippi
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court
The Diaries of Adam and Eve
The Mysterious Stranger
Following the Equator
Personal Recollections of Joan the Arc
A Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson
"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please."
"When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not."
"Twenty years from now, your will be disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. EXPLORE. DREAM. DISCOVER."
"Forgiveness is the fragrance that the Violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it"
1847-John Clemens dies of Pneumonia
1863- Sam adopts the name Mark Twain
1865-"Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog" is published
1870- Marries Olivia Langdon
1891- Family moves Europe
1895-Clara, Olivia, and Mark go on a World Wide Lecture tour
1900-Family moves back to the U.S
1904-Olivia dies on June 5
1910-Mark Twain dies on April 21