Author: Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)
Mark is a very famous common author that every one has heard of, if not read a book of his. There are several interesting facts of him that not everyone knows of. Some of the most interesting facts about this author to me are, first his idea of his pen name; why out of all his former pen names he chose to keep Mark Twain. The second interesting fact about him is that he was born and spent most of childhood in Missouri, which is just over the bridge and that kind of helps me keep thinking anything and everything is possible you just have to work yourself to accomplish it. Third and finally is how he was one of the very few of his family to make into adulthood.
Sam had a lot of different pen names before finalizing to Mark Twain and they are as follows Josh, Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass, and then finally mark twain which is said that he got from a riverboat man’s cry that was "mark twain" or, more fully, "by the mark twain", meaning "according to the mark [on the line], [the depth is] two [fathoms]".
Mark Twain was born November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri. His father was an educated man (mostly in law). His newspaper career started when he was an apprentice to a local printer. In 1850, he went to work for his older brother, Orion, on the same newspaper that his brother owned which was called “Hannibal Western Union”, he worked as a typesetter for various newspapers not jut his brothers but also several other. During all this is when he started to write sketches and then he published his first story. His newspaper career was stopped for a while in 1857, when he learned to be a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi. And this is where he got most of the ideas for his story Life on the Mississippi, Which was published in 1883. And this is also where and how he then developed the pen name most of us know him by which is mark twain.
When the civil war started Mark was used to transport the confederates across the...