Mark Twain Historical Biography

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Mark Twain Historical Biography

Mark Twain

by Heather Solomon

Born: November 30, 1835Died: April 21, 1910 Halley's Comet was streaking through the night sky on the day Twain was born and the day he died.

Timeline1865 - Born on Nov. 301839 - Move with family to Hannibal1848 - Begins working in newspapers1857 - Begins working on steamboats on the Mississippi River.1859 - Becomes a riverboat pilot1861 - Serves in Confederate Army for two weeks.1861- Leaves for Nevada territory with brother.1868 - Writes his first book, The Innocents Abroad.1870 - Marries Olivia Langdon1876 - Adventures of Tom Sawyer published.1885 - Adventures of Huckleberry Finn published.1910 - Dies April 21

Twain as a riverboat pilot.

Hannibal, MO The setting for Twain's boyhood home and his own childhood adventures that inspired The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Literary Works 1865 ~ Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County1869 ~ The Innocents Abroad1872 ~ Roughing It1876 ~ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer1880 ~ A Tramp Abroad1882 ~ The Prince and the Pauper1883 ~ Life on the Mississippi1885 ~ Adventures of Huckleberry Finn1889 ~ A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court1894 ~ The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson

My real name is Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Family LifeWife: Olivia LangdonDaughters: Susy, Clara, JeanSon: LangdonOnly one child of Twain's lived to old age. Two daughters died in their twenties and his son died as a toddler.


Wife ' Daughters

Twain as riverboat pilot



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