Mark Twain: An Authentic History Author

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As time passed more and more he became a bigger and bigger icon in the United States. Mark Twain changed the way writing was understood, he found realism in his memories from his childhood that was discovered to be controversial but overall truthful about the time period. Mark Twain grew up in Missouri and expressed his exotic and memories throughout his books. He wrote some of the most realistic fictional novels and really captured the life of kids in the late 1800’s. Although his life turned into a overwhelming depression, his books will live on forever and so will his glory years.

The memories that Mark Twain created and eventually wrote about, were the ones that he experienced growing up in Missouri. Samuel Clemens, often referred to his alias as Mark Twain, was born on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri. At the age of four he moved to his new home in Hannibal, Missouri which was located on the Mississippi River. “The gamblers, stevedores, and pilots, the boisterous raftsmen and elegant travelers, all bound for somewhere surely glamorous and exciting, would have impressed a young boy and stimulated his already active imagination.” (History) It really seemed like nothing he did wasn’t exciting, just like throughout his books. Parts of his family owned slave which lead to Samuel listening and learning about all the stories from their past. “In 1847‚ when Sam was 11‚ his father died. Shortly thereafter he left school‚ having completed the fifth grade‚ to work as a printer’s apprentice for a local newspaper.” (Mark Twain House) This was the beginning to many new writing jobs besides the one that he had as a riverboat pilot. He bumped around jobs for a while before even getting a recognition for any of his writings.

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Mark Twain was just a man who could write about what he has seen along with implementing his greatest imagination. His childhood helped him capture everything he had to offer in his books that made them so historic and true American novels. Never did he ever lose his passion for writing, through the young adult year all the way to the dark ending. He never stopped loses idea or finding something to write about which is absolutely incredible to do for a lifetime. Now as long as America lives, so will Mark Twain.

Works Cited

"A Life Lived in a Rapidly Changing World: Samuel L. Clemens‚ 1835-1910." Welcome to the Mark Twain House & Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 May 2014.
"Mark Twain." A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 11 May 2014.

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