Interesting facts about Mark Twain

November 11, 2009 | In: People facts

His real name is Samuel Langhorne Clemens.Twain adopted his pen name in 1863 in Nevada.

While he was a teenager, Mark Twain worked as an amateur printer.

Mark Twain published more than 30 books throughout his career.

Twain was a steamboat pilot apprentice on the Mississippi River and eventually earned his pilot’s license.

Twain was very interested in parapsychology.

He often made bad investments, which resulted in serious financial problems.

Twain served during the American Civil War.

Mark Twain is famous for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

William Faulkner called him “the father of American literature” .

Twain had four children: Jean, Susy, Langdon and Clara Clemens.

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1 Response to Interesting facts about Mark Twain



April 12th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

his son langdon died within the first year of his birth

Mark Twain wrote a book about St. Joan of Arc

He was born when Haliey’s Comet was in the sky, said he was going to die when it was in the sky, and died 74 years later when it was in the sky again.

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