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Title: Mark Twain

Mark TwainA Leader in American Literature
Mark Twains Photo
We recognize that there are no trivial
occurrences in life if we get the right focus on
them.-- Mark Twain's Autobiography
Life we laugh and laugh, then cry and cry, then
feebler laugh, then die. - -Notebook, 1898 also
More Maxims of Mark, Johnson, 1927
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries of
life disappear and life stands explained. -
Notebook, 1898
Mark twains Life
  • The Foreword
  • About His Life
  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • The End

  • Cwain, Mark, pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne
    Clemens (1835-1910), American writer and
    humorist, whose best work is characterized by
    broad, often irreverent humor or biting social
    satire. Twain's writing is also known for realism
    of place and language, memorable characters, and
    hatred of hypocrisy and oppression.Last, Mr.
    Clemens died in 1910 when Halleys comet

  • Born in Florida, Missouri, Clemens moved with
    his family to Hannibal, Missouri, a port on the
    Mississippi River, when he was four years old.
    There he received a public school education.
    After the death of his father in 1847, Clemens
    was apprenticed to two Hannibal printers, Later
    Clemens was a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi
    River until the American Civil War (1861-1865)
    brought an end to travel on the river. In 1861
    Clemens served briefly as a volunteer soldier in
    the Confederate cavalry. Later that year he
    accompanied his brother to the newly created
    Nevada Territory, where he tried his hand at
    silver mining. In 1862 he became a reporter on
    the Territorial Enterprise in Virginia City,
    Nevada, and in 1863 he began signing his articles
    with the pseudonym Mark Twain.

  • In 1867 Twain lectured in New York City, and in
    the same year he visited Europe and Palestine. He
    wrote of these travels in The Innocents Abroad
    (1869), a book exaggerating those aspects of
    European culture that impress American tourists.
    In 1870 he married Olivia Langdon. Much of
    Twain's best work was written in the 1870s and
    1880s in Hartford or during the summers at Quarry
    Farm, near Elmira, New York and Twain's work
    during the 1890s and the 1900s is marked by
    growing pessimism and bitterness-the result of
    his business reverses and, later, the deaths of
    his wife and two daughters.

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