Mark Twain Essay

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Samuel L. Clemens Samuel Langhorne Clemens was one of the most famous American writers of his time. Better known as Mark Twain, Samuel Clemens was most known for his humor, unforgettable characters, and some of the best novels ever written in the world. Samuel Langhorne Clemens was not only just a great writer of his time, but a fantastic man that made a impact in History today. Samuel Clemens was born in Florida, Missouri, on November 30, 1835. He was the sixth of seven children in his family of John Clemens and Jane Lampton. Early in Samuels childhood, he and his family moved to Hannibal, Missouri. The reason why they made this move is because his father John thought his business would be a lot more successful and a bigger town like Hannibal. This is the town were Samuel spent most of his childhood growing up and what made this small town in Missouri a famous and historic one untill this day. Samuel Clemens as a child never did have any schooling or teachers to educate him as we do today, but instead, he educated himself by going to public libraries and taking in knowledge from a wide range of information that surrounded him. Samuels family never did have that much money either, and when his father John died of pneumonia in 1847, the family was in a financial struggle. Starting from a very early age, Samuel started his work in the field of writing to support his family. He was a very successful writer for the Western Union, a local newspaper owned by his older brother. Sam published his first of many sketches called “A Gallant Fireman”, and when he was eighteen years old he left his job as a writer to become a printer in New York City. He later returned to the Midwest to continue his work as a writer. In 1857, at the age of twenty-two, Sam Clemens boarded on to a steamboat that was headed towards New Orleans. During this voyage he met the steamboat pilot

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