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Mark Twain birth-death date
1835-1910

Mark Twains real name
Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Where was Twain born
Florida, Missouri

Where did he spend his childhood
Hannibal, Missouri

How was Twains father?
Father faltered business speculations, died when Twain was 12 years old

How did Twain spend his teenage years
Apprenticed as a typesetter for local newspapers

Who did Twain work for at first
Worked for his brother, who owned several newspapers; wrote under pseudonym S.L.C.

Who inspired Mark Twain to be a steamboat captain?
Horace Bixby (he served as his apprentice)

How did Twain’s steamboat career go?
Obtained his own steamboats pilot’s license(1859), spent more time traveling up and down the Mississippi River until the Civil War (1861)

What did Twain do after briefly serving in the Confederate Army?
After traveled with his brother to Nevada, then began a year’s work panning for gold and silver (experiences detailed in Roughing It)

Who included a Twain piece in a forthcoming humor anthology- “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”?
Artemus Ward

What is Twains most celebrated and notorious writings?
The Innocents Abroad

Who did Twain marry?
Olivia Langdon, she was loaded

When was The Adventures of Tom Sawyer published?
1878

When was The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn published?
1884

What did he write in his later life that gave him slight success?
(1889) A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

When did Twain declare bankruptcy?
1891

Which of his children survived?
Of his four children, only Clara survived him

Where did Twain live near the end of his life?
Twain lived in New York City from 1900-1903. Florence, Italy, from 1903-1908, 1908 he built a house, Stormfield, in Redding, Connecticut. In his last years he suffered from heart disease. He died in Redding at the age of seventy-four in 1910

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