MARK TWAIN (1835-1910)
- The adventures of Huckleberry Finn
- The adventures of Tom Sawyer
- A dog's tale
- A horse's tale
- Life on the Mississipi
- From the London times of 1904
- A double-barreled detective story
Born on 1835, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, alias Mark Twain was the first
writer of the West.
When his father died on 1847, Samuel Clemens contributed to the family's support.
He became a delivery boy, a grocery clerk and then, at the age of 13, a full-time apprentice
to a local printer.
Then, he became a compositor for his old brother Orion. But, Orion being a poor
businessman, Samuel became restless. In 1853, he set out as an itinerant printer and
worked for different newspapers. A few years later, he worked as a steamboat pilot.
When he was 27, he started writing novels with the pseudonym of 'Mark Twain'.
Then, he worked as a journalist for the Morning Call in San Fransisco before
going around the world.