[2014] mikebisek: Timeline of Sam Clemens

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[2014] mikebisek: Timeline of Sam Clemens

Timeline of Sam Clemens

died april 21,1910 at the age of 74.

Sam clemensearly childhood

Samuel Clemens was born November 30, 1835 in Missouri the sixth of seven children. Back then Missouri was a slave state and Sam spent most his time in the slave quarters listening to tall tales and slaves stories. Sam left school to work as a printer's apprentice for a local newspaper at the age of 11.

Sam Clemens adult life and family

Sam ClemensMost famous books

At the age of 18 Sam headed east to New York City where he worked for several different newspapers which help Sam find his success at writing articles. He returned home during the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861. Sam joined a volunteer Confederate unit called Marion Rangers, but he quit after 2 weeks.

Sam signed up for a steamship tour of Europe and the Holy Land. His travel letters full of vivid description later reworked into his first book The Innocents Abroadin 1869. On that same trip he found the love of his life and got married in 1870 and moved to Hartford, Connecticut were he had 2 kids. But the oldest, Langdon died at the age of 2. Soon Sam was Financial Ruin making bad investments and had to go on a worldwide lecture tour to earn money. Twain's Late life turned dark and began to focus on human greed, cruelty and questioned the humanity of the human race. His anti-goverment writing and speeches threatened his livelihood once again and he was labeled by some as a traitor.

for the next 17 years, Sam created his most famous books. Like Adventure of Tom Sawyer,The Prince and the Pauper, and Adventure of Huckleberry Finn. These stories that Sam Clemens,a.k.a Mark Twain spent his life observing and reporting on his surrounding. Which provided images of the romantic, the real, the strength and weaknesses of a rapidly changing world.

http://www.marktwainhouse.org/man/biography.phpext here

famous Quotes"Honor is harder to master than law.""All good things arrive unto them that wait and don't die in the meantime.""If you tell truth you don't have to remember anything."

by Mike Bisek


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