Mark Twain

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.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

"Adventures of Tom Sawyer" is a novel that can be considered autobiography as it is based on the experiences of Mark Twain. The book wasn't written at once. The first part was written in the winter of 1872, the second part in the spring of 1875 and the final part in the summer of the same year. Due to the simple style of writing, with a lot of storytelling and humor, the novel is … [Read more...]

The Prince and the Pauper

The Prince and the Pauper is consisted of 33 chapters that are named shortly named and announce the theme of the chapter. It is actually an additional comment of the story teller in which we find out the faith of the characters after the novel is done. The novel has a short prologue in which Twain speaks of the difference between literature and history in a way it was stated by a Greek … [Read more...]

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The novel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is satirical novel, because there is a large number of characters and a lot of events that extend through the extensive novel. The author of the novel gave the greatest attention to the adventures of the main character Huckleberry Finn. The theme of the novel are the adventures that this boy experiences during one summer when traveling the … [Read more...]