Events in Mark Twain's Life: Reflections of His Writings





             Mark Twain had an extreme love for the Mississippi River.

             Twain inspired others as they looked to him with great.

             knowledge. He wanted to come home in glory as a pilot more than anything. Events in.

             Mark Twain's life come out in his writings and they are displayed in Life on the.

             Mississippi. .

             Mark Twain was the first American that appeared west of the Mississippi River. .

             He was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens on November 30, 1835. Twain lived along the.

             Mississippi River in the town of Hannibal until the age of eighteen. After his father's.

             death in 1847, Twain became an apprentice at two Hannibal printers. Most of Twain's.

             childhood is displayed throughout his work. He recalled his past in The Adventures of.

             Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (De Veto 51). Twain's career.

             began when he was only eleven years old. He worked by editing copies. In 1861.

             Clemens served briefly as a volunteer soldier in the Confederate cavalry. Later that year.

             he accompanied his brother to the newly created Nevada Territory, where he tried his.

             hand at silver mining. After moving to San Francisco, California, in 1864, Twain met.

             American writers Artemus Ward and Bret Harte, who encouraged him in his work. Later.

             he found a job as a reporter at Territorial Interprise (52). .

             Mark Twain had a life full of writing and full of dreaming. Twain had always.

             dreamed of becoming a steamboat captain and he knew that one day he would.

             accomplish that goal. He viewed the sight of the mighty Mississippi River as steamboats.

             passed with all aspects of humanity. Twain's dream of becoming a pilot never faded,.

             although many other dreams did. Twain had a passion for the steamboats on the .

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             Mississippi River. A pilot was an important and popular way of living. Others thought.

             that it was the best road to take for a career. Mark Twain was determined to become a.

             steamboat pilot, and he would not return home until he had achieved this.

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