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MARK TWAIN
Mark Twain was a GENIUS American author, novelist, satirist and humorist, who is most famous for writing "The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer" and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Twain was BORN as HALLEY'S COMET passed over Earth and VOWED to DIE with the COMET'S RETURN in 75 YEARS - - AND HE DID!
MARK TWAIN BIOGRAPHY
1835-1910
 
Mark Twain was a GENIUS American author, novelist, satirist and humorist, who is most famous for writing "The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer" and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Twain was BORN as HALLEY'S COMET passed over Earth and VOWED to DIE with the COMET'S RETURN in 75 YEARS - - AND HE DID!
 
 
Mark Twain, was born Samuel Clemens on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri. Samuel Clemens was the sixth child of seven children, but only 3 of his siblings survived. He was born in the year Halley's Comet passed the Earth. Clemens spent his boyhood in Hannibal, Missouri, near the Mississippi river. His father died when he was 12 years old, so he began taking jobs as a printer's apprentice, a riverboat pilot, and a newspaper man. Clemens took his his pseudonym, "Mark Twain", from the riverboat term for the depth of water.
 
Twain had become known for his stories of his boyhood memories and adventures, including the well-known "The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer" (1876) and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (1885), which became a classic masterpiece of fiction writing and the FIRST MODERN AMERICAN novel. Twain wrote the famous "The Prince and the Pauper" (1882). Twain began traveling and using his travel experiences as subjects in his books. He had a very straight-forward style of writing, sounding like common people talked. Twain also began writing satirical works, including "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" (1889).  He became very famous, popular and prosperous with his book sales and was a humorous lecturer. Twain even started his own publishing firm.
 
In 1890, Mark Twain became bankrupt due to bad investments in a typesetting machine. His oldest daughter died in 1896, then his wife died in 1904, then another daughter died in 1909. Twain became depressed and began writing pessimistic works, including "Letters From the Earth" (published in 1962).
 
Mark Twain began wearing his trademark white suit in 1906 in front of the Library of Congress arguing a bill for author's copyright protections. In 1907, Twain was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Letters from Oxford University when he was 71 years old. Twain obtained a publishing contract to get out of debt and begin living the high life.
 
In 1909, Mark Twain said he was born with Halley's Comet and believed he was meant to go out with the famous comet, which was due to return in 1910. The day after Halley's Comet was closest to the earth, Mark Twain suffered a heart attack and died on April 21, 1910.
 
Mark Twain was a genius American author and humorist who influenced other great authors, including Ernest Hemingway and Kurt Vonnegut.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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