About Mark Twain


In 1835, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, was born in Florida, Missouri. He later moved to the town of Hannibal on the Mississippi River. He adopted the name Mark Twain from his days as a river man on Mississippi River steamboats. It is said that the term “mark twain” referred to a certain measurement of safe water. He traveled extensively around the United States, finding work as a typesetter, prospector, and journalist. In 1865, he published a tall tale called “The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” under the name Mark Twain. Twain is best known for his tales of the Mississippi River adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and Huckleberry Finn (1884), stories that continue to stir up controversy a hundred years after they were written.

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