Who Is Mark Twain Author Mark Twain go inside Ebook Samuel Langhorne
Who Is Mark Twain? Author Mark Twain go inside Ebook Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1885 , called the Great American Novel , and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 1876.Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer He apprenticed with a printer He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion s newspaper After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which proved to be very popular and brought him nationwide attention His travelogues were also well received Twain had found his calling.He achieved great success as a writer and public speaker His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.However, he lacked financial acumen Though he made a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, he squandered it on various ventures, in particular the Paige Compositor, and was forced to declare bankruptcy With the help of Henry Huttleston Rogers, however, he eventually overcame his financial troubles Twain worked hard to ensure that all of his creditors were paid in full, even though his bankruptcy had relieved him of the legal responsibility.Born during a visit by Halley s Comet, he died on its return He was lauded as the greatest American humorist of his age , and William Faulkner called Twain the father of American literature.Excerpted from.. You had better shove this in the stove, Mark Twain said at the top of an 1865 letter to his brother, for I don t want any absurd literary remains and unpublished letters of Mark Twain published after I am planted He was joking, of course But when Mark Twain died in 1910, he left behind the largest collection of personal papers created by any nineteenth century Am You had better shove this in the stove, Mark Twain said at the top of an 1865 letter to his brother, for I don t want any absurd literary remains and unpublished letters of Mark Twain published after I am planted He was joking, of course But when Mark Twain died in 1910, he left behind the largest collection of personal papers created by any nineteenth century American author Here, for the first time in book form, are twenty four remarkable pieces by the American master pieces that have been handpicked by Robert Hirst, general editor of the Mark Twain Project at the University of California, Berkeley In Jane Austen, Twain wonders if Austen s goal is to make the reader detest her people up to the middle of the book and like them in the rest of the chapters The Privilege of the Grave offers a powerful statement about the freedom of speech while Happy Memories of the Dental Chair will make you appreciate modern dentistry In Frank Fuller and My First New York Lecture Twain plasters the city with ads to promote his talk at the Cooper Union he is terrified no one will attend Later that day, Twain encounters two men gazing at one of his ads One man says to the other Who is Mark Twain The other responds God knows I don t Wickedly funny and disarmingly relevant, Who Is Mark Twain shines a new light on one of America s most beloved literary icons a man who was well ahead of his time.. Good Books Who Is Mark Twain? The opening line of one essay from the book says it all: “Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. Simply suppose you were a member of Congress.” Irreverent. Scornful. Full of sarcasm and satire. A voice in the modern era that speaks this much truth is unfortunately absent.