Twain’s childhood and early life
Samuel Langhorne Clemens was a famous American writer and humorist. ( His pen name is Mark Twain).
He was born on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri. When future writer was four years old, his family moved to Hannibal – port town on the river Mississipi.
When Mark was eleven years old, he took a job of typesetter in order to help his family and soon he began to write articles and different sketches. Twain left this job when he was eighteen to became a printer in New York.
Mark’s travelling and career
The Civil War began in 1861 made Twain and his brother Orion to search for safer place. They stayed in Virginia City, Nevada. Soon Mark Twain left for San Francisco, where he worked as a lecturer and journalist. He travelled to Middle East and Europe in 1867. In 1869 Twain wrote a collection of travel letters, it became known as ‘The Innocents Abroad’.
Mark Twain as a writer
There were many books written by Mark Twain but the stories about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn are the most famous. In 1876 he wrote “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”. This book became popular not only among kids but also among adults. It was translated nearly into every language in the world.
The book was such a success that in 1884 he wrote “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”.
Later he also wrote “Tom Sawyer Abroad”, “Tom sawyer the Detective» brought him world fame.
Later life and death of Mark Twain
Last years of Twain’s life were connected with lecturing and travelling. His life was full of losses but he never lost his sense of humor as a writer of the stories.
Mark Twain spent the last years of his life in Redding, Connecticut. He died on April 21, 1910 of a heart attack.