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Mark Twain

mark-twainSamuel Langhorne Clemens , better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Swayer  (1876) and its sequel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn(1885), the latter often called “The American Novel.” Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which provided the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. After an apprenticeship with a printer, he worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to the newspaper of his older brother Orion Clemens. He later became a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion in Nevada. He referred humorously to his singular lack of success at mining, turning to journalism for the Virgina City, Territorial Enterprise. In 1865, his humorous story,” The Jumping Frog of Calaveras City,” was published, based on a story he heard at Angels Hotel in Angels Camp, California, where he had spent some time as a miner. The short story brought international attention, and was even translated into classic Greek. His wit and satire, in prose and in speech, earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.

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Poorna Jayalal

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Must Read

DSC06309“You don’t know about me, without you have read a book by the name of  The Adventures of Tom Swayer; but that ain’t no matter. That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he  told the truth, mainly.”

Unfortunately, this book is also made by Mark Twain. The characters are Huckleberry Finn, Jim, Tom Swayer, The Duke and The King, Pap, The Widow Douglas, Miss Watson, The Grangerfords, Buck Grangerford, Aunt Polly, Silas and Sally Phelps, The Sepherdsons, Colonel Sherburn and Boggs, Judge Thatcher and The Wilks Family.

The book is narrated by Huck Finn (Huckleberry Finn) who is only able to say seven times five thirty five, and he has got some money by stealing or robbery something like that in the book by the name The  Adventures of Tom Swayer of which he is telling about in the first line in this book.   In this book also there is stealing, robbery, killing, run away from home etc etc. This book is very interesting, and I recommend everybody to read this book and enjoy…..

Poorna Jayalal