A brief biography of mark twain a novelist

Apprenticeships In the oldest Clemens boy, Orion, returned from St. When the raft on which he and Jim are floating down the river is invaded by two criminals, Huck first becomes their assistant in swindles but is finally the agent of their exposure.

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His first book, The Innocents Abroad was published in Joined in flight by a black companion, Jim, who seeks freedom from slavery, Huck discovers that the Mississippi is peaceful though he is found to be only partially correct but that the world along its shores is full of trickery, including his own, and by cruelty and murder.

It received international acclaim and soon Mark was one of the most famous American celebrities of his day.

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Because Bixby was an exceptional pilot and had a license to navigate the Missouri River and the upper as well as the lower Mississippi, lucrative opportunities several times took him upstream. It was there that he heard the story of a jumping frog. Mark Twain was an American humorist, novelist, and travel writer. As a humorist and as a moralist, Twain worked best in short pieces. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. Two years later he witnessed the drowning of one of his friends, and only a few days later, when he and some friends were fishing on Sny Island, on the Illinois side of the Mississippi, they discovered the drowned and mutilated body of a fugitive slave. Clemens was too grief-stricken to attend the burial services, and he stopped working on his autobiography. He went on his first lecture tour, speaking mostly on the Sandwich Islands Hawaii in Twain's next work drew on his experiences on the Mississippi River. The family, including Clemens himself, had suffered from one sort of ailment or another for a very long time. Tom and Huck decide to seek out the murderer and the reward offered for his capture.

Yet it is also an apparently artless story of adventure and escape so simply and directly told that novelist Ernest Hemingway c. As the Civil War began, the people of Missouri angrily split between support for the Union and the Confederate States.

He moved into his new house in Redding, Conn. Many of his works have been suppressed at times for various reasons.

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