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Rough vigorous hot-tempered and rich is what Mark Twain grew up to be Born 1835 in Missouri Florida he always did what he needed to in order for him to reach his goal Even though he dropped out of school at the age of twelve when his father died he accomplished numerous things Mark began writing when he took the job of a journalist The tale The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County was his first success After a trip by boat to Palestine he wrote The Innocents Abroad As his writing career blossomed he also became successful as a lecturer In 1870 got married and a few years later he and his wife settled in Hartford Connecticut Huckleberry Finn is Twains masterpiece for its use of the brilliant character and descriptions showing the humor of mans cruelty to man He also wrote The Gilded Age 1873 Old Times on the Mississippi 1875 The Prince and the Pauper 1882 Life on the Mississippi 1883 Puddn-head Wilson 1894 and Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc 1896 His later works such as The Mysterious Stranger unpublished until 1916 are not as amusing and more discouraging He is known as one of Americas finest and most characteristic writers 1872 is the year when Roughing It was written This book was just a personal narrative and not a history to show-off nor a thoughtful commentary Its a record of several years of exciting migration and its intention to help the reader rather than to hurt him with truth or fill him with science In this book there is lots of information about episodes that happened in the Wild West There is stories in this book that have never been told and only been seen in the writers own eyes There is a great deal of information in this book and the writer himself says this book can not be helped but Twain was
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