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Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel L. Clemens (1835–1910), was born in Florida, Missouri, and grew up in Hannibal on the west bank of the Mississippi River. He attended school briefly and then at age thirteen became a full-time apprentice to a local printer. When his older brother Orion established the Hannibal Journal, Samuel became a compositor for that paper and then, for a time, an itinerant printer. With a commission to write comic travel letters, he traveled down the Mississippi. Smitten with the riverboat life, he signed on as an apprentice to a steamboat pilot. After 1859, he became a licensed pilot, but two years later the Civil War put an end to the steam-boat traffic.

In 1861, he and his brother traveled to the Nevada Territory where Samuel became a writer for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise, and there, on February 3, 1863, he signed a humorous account with the pseudonym Mark Twain. The name was a river man’s term for water “two fathoms deep” and thus just barely safe for navigation.

In 1870 Twain married and moved with his wife to Hartford, Connecticut. He became a highly successful lecturer in the United States and England, and he continued to write.

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Extended Sample Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1  by Mark Twain
Extended Sample Great American Stories  by Mark Twain
Extended Sample The Best Short Stories of Mark Twain  by Mark Twain
Extended Sample The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn  by Mark Twain
Extended Sample The Prince and the Pauper  by Mark Twain
Extended Sample The Adventures of Tom Sawyer  by Mark Twain
Extended Sample The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn  by Mark Twain
Extended Sample The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Seasons Edition -- Summer)  by Mark Twain
Extended Sample The Prince and the Pauper  (abridged) by Mark Twain
Extended Sample The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg  (abridged) by Mark Twain
Extended Sample A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court  by Mark Twain
Extended Sample Las Aventuras de Tom Sawyer  by Mark Twain
Extended Sample A Dog’s Tale by Mark Twain  by O. Henry
Extended Sample The Adventures of Tom Sawyer  by Mark Twain
Extended Sample The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn  by Mark Twain
Extended Sample Mark Redfield Storyteller  by Lewis Carroll
Extended Sample Mark Twain  by Mark Twain
Extended Sample American Icon Mark Twain The Hidden History  by Mark Twain
Extended Sample Tom Sawyer, Abroad  by Mark Twain
Extended Sample Tom Sawyer, Detective  by Mark Twain
Extended Sample Joan of Arc  by Mark Twain
Extended Sample Mark Twain An Autobiography  by Mark Twain
Extended Sample The Complete Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn Collection  by Mark Twain
Extended Sample The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn  by Mark Twain
Extended Sample The Adventures of Tom Sawyer  by Mark Twain
Extended Sample The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn  by Mark Twain
Extended Sample Tom Sawyer Abroad  by Mark Twain
Extended Sample Tom Sawyer, Detective  by Mark Twain
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