Biography of Mark Twain
Stages of its occurrence in the literature, Mark Twain (1835 - 1910) stated literally in the same paragraph: "I became a miner in the silver mines of Nevada, then a newspaper reporter, then a prospector in California, then a reporter in San Francisco, then a special correspondent in the Sandwich Islands, then traveling correspondent in Europe and the East, then the torch bearer of enlightenment on the lecturer's stage - and finally I became a book scribbler and unshakable pillar of the pillars of the other New England. " Mark Twain - real name Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born on November 30, 1835 in the small town of Florida. When Sam was a child, the family moved to the city of Hannibal. This city and its residents were later described by Mark Twain in his famous works, especially in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." After the death of his father, the eldest son, Orion, and began to publish a newspaper, and Sam began working there as a typographer, and sometimes the author. He later worked as a pilot on the boat. Profession which, as recognized by the Clemens, he would be engaged in a lifetime, if during the civil war, he did not have to look for a new job. It was during this period, in the words of Clemens had taken them pseudonym "Mark Twain" in terms of river navigation. Literally - "mark two fathoms" meant that, according to the level achieved in the lead-line minimum depth that is suitable for the passage of river vessels. In July 1861, Sam went to war in the west to Virginia. There, hoping to get rich, he became a miner and began to mine silver. But he had to leave the production of silver and get a job in the newspaper «Territorial Enterprise», also in Virginia. In this paper, the first time he used the pen name "Mark Twain". And in 1864, he moved to San Francisco where he wrote for several newspapers at the same time. As Mark Twain himself wrote in his autobiography, his literary career began in...
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