Life of Mark Twain Born 30 Nov 1835 in Florida, Mo Born to John Marshall and Jane Clemens He was the 6th child He was actually named Samuel Langhorne Clemens Mark Twain was a pen name He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Oxford University
Writings of Mark Twain 1867 “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” 1869 “Innocents Abroad” “Holyland” Considered to be first best seller 1876 “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” 1882 “The Prince and the Pauper.” 1884 “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”
The Relevance of Twains Writings Today Elements of his writings deal with issues that are still happening today Tom Sawyer was a typical boy who usually got into mischief. Was in trouble for skipping school Tom also dealt with the emotion of love He was a typical young person who has strong feelings towards girls and thinks it is love Only his love changes fairly quickly Tom also had to make a tough decision about speaking up to save a man almost to his own peril By speaking up he could have been killed
The Relevance of Twains Writings Today Huckleberry Finn had a bad home life with his dad He was a drunk who treated him poorly Huckleberry also had to deal with racism of the time He saw how poorly Jim was treated Huckleberry was a outdoorsman People today do not usually live out in the wild, but take vacations and weekends to go camping and boating
Work Cited "The Official Web Site of Mark Twain." The Official Web Site of Mark Twain. Ed. Dominic Lizama. CMG Solutions, 17 May 2000. Web. 12 May 2012. <http://www.cmgww.com/historic/twain/siteinfo/credits.htm>.