Mark Twain (1835. - 1910.) with the real name Samuel Langhorne Clemens was an American writer and humorist who became popular and appreciated in every generation.
He wasn't a good student so he dropped out of school at the age of 12. He worked on many different jobs. Mark started as a printer and even worked as a helmsman on the river Mississippi. After that, he was a gold digger, a journalist, a publisher and at the end he was a writer.
He couldn't stay long in one place so he moved around a lot. That's how he started he journalist career.
After he participated as a volunteer in the Civil war, he started working as a reporter and it was then when he started to publish as Mark Twain.
It is believed that some of his best works came to life in 1980's. Some of his best books are "The prince and the pauper", "Life on Mississippi", "The adventures of Tom Sawyer" and its sequel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"…
He kept a cheerful spirit and is well known for his humoristic novels. He promotes freedom and right to equality. He had shown the American lifestyle very well even though he had no basic education.