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Mark Twain  (30.11.1835 – 21.04.1910) American author.


Команда МБОУ «Локшинской СОШ»

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  • Biography of Mark Twain
  • Interesting facts from the life of Mark Twain
  • Sayings about books and reading
  • Books of Mark Twain

Biography of Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) was born on 30 November 1835 in Florida.

His parents were John and Jane Clemens. After moving to Missouri John met Jane and some years later they married. There were seven children in their family but only four survived: Samuel, Henry, Orion and Pamela. Samuel was the sixth child.

Mark Twain’s father was a judge. In 1847 he died when Samuel was eleven. In 1848 Samuel became an assistant of a printer. In three years he started working as a typesetter .At the age of 18 Mark Twain left the town and began to work as a printer. He worked in different cities of the USA.

In 1859 Mark Twain got a steamboat pilot license. Samuel worked as a pilot until 1861

Mark Twain had a wife Olivia Langdon. They married in 1870 lived in Buffalo, New York. He started working as a writer and editor in the newspaper. The married couple had 3 daughters: Jean, Clara and Susy.

Mark Twain spent a lot of time in Hartford and at Quarry Farm where he wrote his famous writings including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper, Life on the Mississippi, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn etc.

Mark Twain used different pen names that’s why some of his works are not known.

Mark Twain died of a heart attack in 1910. He was interred in Woodelawn Cemetery.

Interesting facts from the life of Mark Twain

In English the nautical term "mark twain" meant that the depth of the river is sufficient for safe passage of river vessels.

Twain was an avid smoker. He began to smoke, as eight-year-old kid, until his death he smoked from 20 to 40 cigars a day. He chose the stinky and cheap cigar.

Mark Twain was born during a visit by Halley's Comet, and he predicted that he would "go out with it”. This prophecy was exact.

MARK TWAIN invented the notebook with tear-off leaflets for journalists, a wardrobe with sliding shelves, and the most ingenious of his inventions - a machine for tying ties.

The famous British playwright Noel Coward, American inventor Thomas Edison, British novelist Charles Dickens and American humorist Mark Twain didn't graduate from primary school

Choose a book as you choose a friend.

English proverb.

Выбирай книгу так же, как выбираешь друга.

Английская пословица.

A room without books is a body without soul.


Комната без книги подобна телу, без души. Цицерон.

A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.


Классика – это то, что каждый хочет иметь в багаже прочитанного, но никто не хочет читать.


Sayings about books and reading

A man ought to read just as inclination reads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good.

Johnson, Samuel.

Человек должен читать то, что ему хочется, ибо чтение по принуждению приносит мало пользы.

Джонcон Самюэль.

Reading is to the mind what exercise is the body.


Чтение для ума, что физкультура для тела. Эддисон.

Bad books are worse than useless; they are harmful. Tolstoy, Lev.

Плохие книги не только бесполезны, но и вредны. Толстой, Лев

Books of Mark Twain

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