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Title: Mark Twain 1835-1910 Biography


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Mark Twain1835-1910 Biography
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Birth Place
  • Born in Florida, Missouri
  • Birthday November 30, 1835
  • Parents John and Jane Clemens
  • Raised in Hannibal, Missouri

3
Connection to Slavery
  • His uncle and father both owned slaves
  • from whom he would listen to stories and songs.
    This is where he learned to love story telling.

4
Education
  • Went to school up to the 5th grade
  • Left school at age 11 when his father died in 1847

5
Professional Career
  • First job was as a printers apprentice in
    Missouri.
  • From Missouri he went to New York and
    Philadelphia and worked for several newspapers
  • In 1857 he came back to Missouri and worked as a
    riverboat captain.

6
Professional Career
  • In 1857 a river boat captains salary was 250.00
    per month, which is equivalent to a 155,000 per
    year salary in the present day.

7
Professional Career
  • In 1861 Mark Twain became a silver miner in
    Nevada he was unsuccessful.
  • In Nevada he began to write for the Territorial
    Enterprise newspaper this is when he started
    going by the name of Mark Twain.

8
Professional Career
  • In 1865 Twain published his first short story,
    Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog.

9
Marriage
  • In 1870, Mark Twain married Olivia Langhorn.

10
Professional Career
  • In 1876 Tom Sawyer was published and in 1884 The
    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published,
    both of which are his most popular works.
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