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OutlineThesis Statement An original draft of Mark Twains The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn exists containing material excluded from the first printing of the bookI Twains biographical informationA ChildhoodB EducationC Professional life1 Jobs2 Literary works3 Financial conditionsD Personal life1 Life style2 Family lifeII Original manuscript of The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnA General information1 Discovery information2 How the manuscript was lostB Legal battle for printing rightsC Difference from the first publishingIII ConclusionMark Twain and the Lost Manuscript of The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnOn November 30 1835 Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born in the town of Florida Missouri He had four siblings three were older than him and one was younger When Clemens was four his family moved to the town of Hannibal Missouri Hannibal was a town located on the Mississippi river and would later become the setting for most of his stories Twain In 1847 when Clemens was twelve his father died Clemens grew up in an educated family Works of Twain Biographical Sketch At age twelve he was apprenticed to a printer and at age sixteen he worked under his brother Orion who was a newspaper publisher in Hannibal Clemens made an early attempt at writing by sending comical travel letters to the Keokuk Saturday Post in Iowa under the pen name Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass These letters contained purposely inserted errors typical of Clemens later work When he was twenty-two he fulfilled a childhood dream by becoming apprenticed to a riverboat pilot named Horace Bixby After his apprenticeship he worked as a river boat pilot for four years The Civil War stopped riverboat traffic in 1861 Clemens was out of work for several weeks before he traveled with his brother Orion to Nevada Orion had aspirations of becoming Territorial Secretary of Nevada Clemens became a reporter and later a feature editor for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise a Nevada newspaper During his reporting of the Nevada Constitutional Convention Samuel Langhorne Clemens officially adopted for himself
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