Essay about Mark Twain 's The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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Throughout American Literature, there are many great Authors noticed and awarded for their excellence. Samuel L. Clemens was one of many noticed authors and was recognized under the pseudonym as Mark Twain. Mark Twain was a novelist, journalist and literary critic; therefore, he was noticed as a great American writer in literature. Also, well known for his classic novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, he wrote in 1884 (Samuel). Mark was born in Florida on November 30, 1835 to John Marshall and Jane Clemens. Twain grew up in Hannibal along the Mississippi River, which held “some of the happiest moments of his childhood” he stated (Samuel). Mark Twain was said to be an “American humorist and novelist, captured a world audience with short stories of boyhood adventure and with commentary on man’s shortcomings that is humorous even while it probes, often bitterly, the roots of human behavior” (Byers 363). His writings began getting noticed at the age seventeen; however, he had been writing sketches for the newspaper. He partnered with Charles Dudley Warner in his first novel The Gilded Age. Also, following was The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, which was a children’s book. Mark Twain was married to Olivia Langdon and they soon had three daughters. Later on, Mark lost his wife, along with two of the three daughters they had together. Mark was also going through a financial crisis during this time; however, Mark soon died April 21, 1910 from heart disease (Samuel). Mark Twain…

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