by sri harsha
Mark Twain was a very famous American writer. He was also a lecturer and humorist. He is famous for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. These books are still considered classics and are very popular among readers.
Some interesting facts about Mark Twain
Mark Twain's original name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Mark Twain is his pen name. But this is not his only pseudonym. When he was young, he wrote with pseudonyms Sergeant Fathom, Rambler, Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass, and W. Epaminondas Adrastus Blab. He used to write a lot of comic articles with the pen name Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass before he started writing with Mark Twain as his pen name.
While he was a teenager, Mark Twain worked as an amateur printer.
He has a lot of fondness for cats. He loved to have them around wherever he went. Once when he was in New Hampshire for summer, he some kittens on rent from the local farm.
When he was young, he served American civil war. There he formed a group and the group was dissolved after two weeks. He returned to Nevada and worked as a miner.
At one time, he worked as a steam boat pilot. He also worked as a gold checking person and as a journalist. He was well appreciated as a lecturer and his method of story telling was praised by many. His stage presence was also appreciated widely.
He writes the books with characters which seem very natural to readers. The characters seem very real that we think we might have met such a character somewhere.
He is still considered as an icon in literature.
His wife's name is Olivia Langdon and they were married for thirty four years. She died before six years of his death. They had four children- Susy, Langdon, Clara and Jean Clemens.
Two weeks before his birth in 1835, the Halley Comet appeared. After seventy five years, on the day he died the Halley Comet again appeared but he couldn't see it. It was in the year 1910 that he died.
He was buried in his wife's family cemetery in Elmira.
In his last years, from 1901 to 1910, he worked as the vice president of the American Anti-imperialist League.