Where Was Mark Twain Born ?
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, who later became popular by his pen name "Mark Twain”, was born in Missouri on November 30, 1835 to John Marshall Clemens, a country merchant, and Jane Lampton Clemens. He was the sixth of the seven children but had a tragic and difficult childhood as he lost 3 of his siblings at a very young age and his father at the age of 11.
Noted for his humorous writing skills, with unmatched wit and sharp intellect, Mark Twain’s works were a huge hit among his critics and peers. As a journalist and writer, he won accolades for his exceptional works.
Mark Twain had a struggling start due to his tragic childhood but his writings slowly got accepted by the masses. He started his career in writing by contributing articles and sketches to “Hannibal Journal” which was owned by his brother after working as an apprentice to a printer and then as a typesetter for a couple of years.
His most famous publications were ‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ and ‘Adventures Of Tom Sawyer’. Due to his unique writing style and crisp word usage, his books became popular for both the good and bad reasons.
While “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” was banned in some of the high schools in America, ‘Adventures of Tom Sawyer’ became a huge hit, especially among the youth due to fresh humor portrayed in his works. “The Prince And the Pauper” was not as big as a success probably because he lacked adequate experience in understanding the minute details of the English society. Few of his publication still remain unpublished due to vehement opposition by critics.
Mark Twain became a close friend to people belonging to the high society during the height of his popularity and was good friends with many artists, industrialists, presidents, and members of the European royalty.
Who knew that this boy born in Missouri in 1835 would go on to capture the hearts and imaginations of people all over the world?
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