Prefatory Note.-Mr. Clemens began to write his autobiography many years ago, and he continues to add to it day by day. It was his original intention to permit no publication of his memoirs until after his death; but, after leaving "Pier No. 70," he concluded that a considerable portion might now suitably be given to the public. It is that portion, garnered from the quarter-million of words already written, which will appear in this Review during the coming year. No part of the autobiography will be published in book form during the lifetime of the author.-Editor N. A. R.
Mark Twain wurde am 30.11.1835 in Florida (Missouri) geboren. Sein eigentlicher Name ist Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Der Vater starb 1847 und Twain mußte im Alter von zwölf Jahren die Schule abbrechen und begann eine Lehre als Schriftsetzer. Mit 17 Jahren ging er nach New York, dann nach Philadelphia, wo er die ersten Reiseskizzen schrieb.
Von 1857 bis 1860 war er Lotse auf dem Mississippi, nahm am Sezessionskrieg auf der Seite der Konföderierten teil und war 1861 Silbersucher in Nevada. 1864 lebte er in San Francisco, 1866 als Reporter auf Hawaii und 1867 als Reisender in Europa und Palästina. Er gründete einen Verlag, mußte aber 1894 Konkurs anmelden und ging auf Weltreise, um mit Vorträgen seine Schulden abzutragen.
Mark Twain starb am 21.04.1910 in Redding (Connecticut).
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 - April 21, 1910), better known by his pen
name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), ...
Concerning the Jews is a classic Mark Twain historical essay. Some months ago I published
a magazine article descriptive of a remarkable scene in the Imperial Parliament in Vienna. Since then I have received from Jews in America several letters ...
The only book that Mark Twain ever wrote in collaboration with another author, The Gilded
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Newbery Medalist Jean Craighead George writes an Introduction that relates this classic tale of Tom
and Huck and their outrageous adventures to 21st century readers. Proceeds from this repackaged edition will be donated to the literary or children's charity of ...
About the AuthorSamuel Langhorne Clemens, or Mark Twain, as he was better known was born
on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri, the sixth child of John Marshall and Jane Lampton Clemens. His father ran a dry goods and grocery ...
Mark Twain's short, semi-autobiographical work, Is Shakespeare Dead?explores the controversy over the authorship of the
Shakespearean literary canon via satire, anecdote, and extensive quotation of contemporary authors on the subject.
Mark Twain (or Samuel Langhorne Clemens) was born on 30th Nov, 1835 and died on
21st April, 1910. He was an American author and humourist. His famous works include: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), and its sequel, Adventures of ...