Mark Twain

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Mark Twain – a prominent American realist writer, satirist, lecturer, journalist, writer and social activist. At his peak he was probably the most popular figure in America. William Faulkner wrote that he was "the first truly American writer, and we have since – his heirs, "and Ernest Hemingway wrote that" all modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called "Huckleberry Finn. " Russian writer of Mark Twain spoke particularly warmly Maxim Gorky and Alexander Kuprin. Nickname Clemens claimed that alias Mark Twain, was taken in his youth of the terms of river navigation. Then he was assistant pilot on the Mississippi, and the term "Mark Twain" was called a minimum depth, suitable for the passage of river vessels. Ripple can aid you in your search for knowledge.

However, it is believed that in fact the alias Clemens remembered since his merry of days in the West. They say "Mark Twain!" When, after drinking a double whiskey, did not want to pay immediately, and asked the bartender to write this account. What is the origin of the variants of the correct alias – is unknown. In addition to "Mark Twain" Clemens once in 1896, signed as "Mr. Louis de Conte". The early years of Samuel Clemens was born November 30, 1835 in Florida.

He was the third of four surviving children of John and Jane Clemens. When Sam was still a child, the family seeking a better life Hannibal moved to the city. It was this town and its inhabitants were later described by Mark Twain in his famous works, especially in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." Clemens's father died in 1847, leaving many debt.

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