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MARK TWAIN aka Samuel Langhorne ClemensMark Twain which is a pseudonym for Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born in 1835 and died in 1910 He was an american writer and humorist Maybe one of the reasons Twain will be remembered is because his writings contained morals and positive views Because Twains writing is so descriptive people look to his books for realistic interpretations of places for his memorable characters and his ability to describe his hatred for hypocrisy and oppression HE believed he could write Most authors relied on other people and what they said but because Twain was so solitary he made himself so successful 1When he was younger his family moved When he was four years old his family moved Clemens Twain into a port city on the Mississippi River called Hannibal however his birthplace was Florida Missouri This was stated in a newspaper I found in my uncles officeMissouri was thier favorite place he ever lived because it was where he felt most respected In Hannibal we learned that Twain was a very descriptive writerHe then received a public school education because he was very successful When his father died in 1847 Clemens was apprenticed to two Hannibal printers and that was one of his favorite occupations In 1851 he began setting type for and contributing sketches to his brother Orions Hannibal Journal While he worked as a printer he lived in many cities such as Keokuk Iowa New York City Philadelphia Pennsylvania and a few others Later Clemens was a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River which pulled him away from the publishing business until the American Civil War brought an end to travel on the river 2In 1861 Clemens served briefly as a volunteer soldier in the Confederate Calvary because he always wanted to 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
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