From what book does Earnest Hemmingway write that all modern American literature comes?
How did Twain write things?
as he saw it
What is Twain often called?
the Lincoln of American literature
Would you consider Twain a reformist? Why or why not?
Yes because even though he might not have realized it at the time, he transformed American literature. (Also, look at his views on the treatment of the Chiense)
What was Twain’s real name?
Samuel Longhorn Clemons
Where did Twain grow up?
What did adults try to remind adults of?
what they once were, reminding them of their childhood
When did Twain’s father die?
when he was age 12
What was Twain’s boyhood dream?
to be a steam boat master
What caused Twain to leave the Mississippi River?
the outbreak of the Civil War
Why did Clemens go to the untamed West?
Name some of the other pseudonyms Mark Twain used.
Josh, Rambler, Rumbler
What kind of stories did people want?
ones where they could get fooled
What did Twain write about?
the treatment of the Chinese and the common man
What did Twain become in San Frencisco?
a platform lecturer, selling out 1500 seats at his first lecture
What quote proves that Twain had an inflated, exaggerated humor?
he once said “The doors open at 7, and the trouble begins at 8.”
What did Twain do in 1867?
looked East for a home to call his own
What did Twain do in the Spring of 1867?
he booked a passage on the first transatlantic pleasure cruise
What did the parents of Olivia want from Twain?
What did Olivia give Twain and vise versa?
She gave him unconditional love and he gave her a zest for life
What was Twain’s first best selling book?
The Innocence Abroad.. It made light of the high-class life oversease
Who became Twain’s audience?
the middle class
What did Twain create?
What did The Guilded Age was becoming less democratic?
that the countryWh
What did Twain do on 1874?
he built a large , luxurious home in Connecticut. The Guilded Age depicted this.
What was Mark Twain?
A living invention
Who did Twain befriend and what did he do with them?
What book reopened the nation’s wounds?
The Adventure’s of Huckleberry Finn
How many children did Twain and Olivia have?
3 daughters, however, they were free at the price of long isolated
Who was Twain especially close with of his children?
What did Twain to to make money?
he poured money into a typesetter, but it turned out to be a poor investment, and he was forced to declare bankruptcy
What did Twain do to relieve his debts?
he went on a world tour as a lecturn, this made it evident he was a citizen of the world
What was the worst news of Twain’s life?
Susie had fallen ill and passed away
When did Olivia die?
What did the man from Hannibal become?
an American Institution
Who did Twain receive an honorary degree from? Why was he proud of this?
because his formed educated ended at 11
What did Twain do to show his pride?
he would wear his suits
What was Twain’s trademark outfit?
it’s a white shirt to attract attention
What were Twain’s last 5 years like?
lonely and grim
Who was Twain happy around?
a group of young girls he called angel fish. They were the grandchildren they never had.