Tom applies himself and soon has it mastered. On the way to church, Tom swaps items his wealth from whitewashing for tickets indicating how many verses in the Bible he has memorized. Tom has collected bought off so many tickets that it would appear that he has committed around 2, verses to memory--a feat no student has ever accomplished. In Sunday school class, Tom claims the award of a Bible for "knowing" so many verses.
His original name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He was born in and died in He was known for his writing and speaking. Though he earned well but he spent mostly on various ventures. He was called the greatest American humorist of his age Emerson, He had a little say in the history of mystery and detective fiction.
Twain, however, demonstrated deep interest in particular literary forms over the course of his entire career. His forays into mystery and detective fiction may therefore, best be classified according to form and function.
His work ridicule certain social conditions, capitalizing on already popular and therefore, potentially profitable literary formulas, and finding an appropriate vehicle for those melodramatic climaxes of which he was perhaps over fond.
He was a writer who generally wrote without any plan in mind and whose episodic works often appear innocent of both plot and structure. The formal constraints of detective and mystery writing often proved too confining for Twain.
However, for a writer obsessed with the question of mistaken identity, mystery and detective fiction held a certain attraction.
This story can be best seen as a parody of detective fiction Camfield, Instead he should have been petrifying the figure on exhibit in Albany Emerson, The tenderfoot in this instance is General Buncombe, the recently appointed United States attorney general to the Nevada Territory.The achievements of Mark Twain consist of many literary works, including novels, short stories, poetry and articles for magazines and newspapers.
His most notable novels are: The Gilded Age, () The Adventures of Tom Sawyer () The . Twain was born in Florida, Missouri and lived from His childhood was spent in the small Mississippi river town of Hannibal, Missouri Thumbnail History: Mark Twain spent his formative years in Hannibal Missouri where many of his novels are centered, most notably "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn".
After the death of his father in he worked for his brother's newspaper in Hannibal, then was a wandering printer in many . Mark Twain: An Illustrated Biography by Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns (Alfred A.
Knopff )(Biography). This biography of the most famous American author explains why he was the most celebrated American of his day/5. Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn The novel is set in the 's in St. Petersburg, a fictitious place supposedly reminiscent of the town of Hannibal, Missouri the place where Mark Twain grew up.
It follows the events in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, also of the same author. Martin Zehr, PhD, JD, is a clinical psychologist in Kansas City, Mo.
He is a member of the Mark Twain Circle of America and was a recipient of a Quarry Farm Fellowship, which allowed him the opportunity to study at the Center for Mark Twain Studies in Elmira, N.Y., while living in the summer home of Sam Clemens and his family.
Mark Twain: A Man of Many Tales Mark Twain, the father of American literature, was a prominent figure in the writing world. He used realism in his works and created American based tales drawn from his own life and experiences.