Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his nom de plume Mark Twain, was an American author, humorist, business person, distributer, and instructor. Among his books are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1875) and its spin-off, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the last frequently called “The Great American Novel”.

Twain was brought up in Hannibal, Missouri, which later gave the setting to Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. He served an apprenticeship with a printer and after that filled in as a typesetter, contributing articles to the daily paper of his more established sibling Orion Clemens. He later turned into a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before traveling west to join Orion in Nevada. He alluded cleverly to his absence of accomplishment at mining, swinging to news coverage for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise. His amusing story, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”, was distributed in 1865, in light of a story that he heard at Angels Hotel in Angels Camp, California where he had invested some energy as an excavator. The short story brought worldwide consideration and was even converted into French. His mind and parody, in writing and in discourse, earned acclaim from commentators and associates, and he was a companion to presidents, craftsmen, industrialists, and European eminence.

Twain earned a lot of cash from his works and addresses, yet he put resources into wanders that lost its vast majority—eminently the Paige Compositor, a mechanical typesetter that fizzled in light of its many-sided quality and imprecision. He petitioned for chapter 11 in the wake of these money related misfortunes, yet he in the end conquered his budgetary issues with the assistance of Henry Huttleston Rogers. He forked over all required funds, down to the last cent, even after he had no legitimate duty to do as such.

Twain was born not long after an appearance of Halley’s Comet, and he anticipated that he would “go out with it” too; he passed on the day after the comet returned. He was commended as the “best humorist this nation has delivered”, and William Faulkner called him “the dad of American writing.

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