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Unformatted text preview: Samuel Langhorne Clemens, or more popularly known as Mark Twain, was born in 1835 in a small town of Florida, Missouri. As the sixth child to John Marshall Clemens and Jane Lampton, Twain grew up in a small town environment until the age of four, when his family relocated in hopes of a better life. He is considered to be one of the most important authors of America fiction. His writings about the Mississippi River, especially Life on the Mississippi, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, are still especially popular among modern readers. Twains formal schooling ended when he was 13, when his father passed away. Twain quickly became familiar with the newspaper trade, first learning as an apprentice in a printers shop, and then working under his brother. At the end of the day he decided to follow an old boyhood dream become a river pilot. The profession of riverboat piloting brought him a lot of attention and paid well. He was quickly acquainted with about all the different kinds of people and their nature that are present in his books. He first began publishing under his pen name, Mark Twain, in 1863. The first Mark Twain I read was The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, it dazzled me! But my favorite is Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, followed by Life on the Mississippi, and of course Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Actually its a little difficult for me to choose just one; I love every one of his works, Huckleberry Finn....
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