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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Modern American 1885 1 The Author and His Times Mark Twain the pen name of Samuel Clemens was born in Florida Missouri in 1835 When he was four his family moved to Hannibal Missouri the setting for many of his books His father died when he was 12 After his father died he went to work as a printers apprentice and eventually as a printer in Missouri St Louis and New York often writing a few works himself for periodicals He worked as a printer and a reporter selling much of his work to newspapers He continually moved from town to town In 1857 he decided to move to South America to make a fortune there He boarded a riverboat and headed for New Orleans where he would arrange the rest of his trip However he never made it past New Orleans and never into South America He begged the riverboat to teach him how to pilot the riverboat The riverboat pilot agreed to teach him for 500 Mark Twain went west during the civil war and established himself as a writer during this time He wrote humorous stories about his experiences which lead to a job as a newspaper reporter in 1862 The following year he began signing his work Mark Twain a riverboat term meaning two fathoms deep Mark Twain went to Hawaii in 1866 This trip was the beginning of his career as a travel correspondent The next year he went to Europe and wrote a successful book there titled The Innocent Abroad In 1876 he published The Adventures of Tom Sawyer This book was such a success that he decided immediately to write a sequel The sequel which became much more complex than the original was published seven years later in 1883 and titled The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn After Huckleberry Finn Twain wrote nearly a dozen more
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