Mark Twain

Mark Twain’s work as a steamboat pilot earned his pen name

Mark Twain’s work as a steamboat pilot earned his pen name

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, more famously known by his pen name, Mark Twain, is one of America's most popular writers.

Most Americans have read his work “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” The story is written from the viewpoint of a young boy from Missouri who describes his journey down the Mississippi River with a runaway slave.

There are all sorts of adventures and mishaps, which open the eyes of the boy and the reader to the human condition. The book is written in the colloquial language of the South and is full of humor that brings enlightenment to the various situations.

This famous writer only had a fifth-grade education. By the time he was 12, both of his...

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