Mark Twain And His Masterpiece: The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn



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A Research Paper
Presented to Mr. Neil
of Chula Vista High School

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In Partial Fulfillment
of the Requirements for English 10 Honors/Gate

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Id #: 937228
May 16, 1996





Outline

I. Samuel Clemens
A. Who he is
B. Where he was born
C. Family

II. How Samuel came to be Mark Twain
A. His working life
B. First writings

III. The Adventures of Huck Finn
A. ...

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B. How the era affected his writings

VI. Conclusion
A. My feelings
B. End notes
C. Bibliography








Samuel Clemens was an American writer and humorist who's best work is shown
by broad social satire, realism of place and language, and memorable characters.
Clemens was born November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri. His family moved
to Hannibal, Mississippi when he was four. There he received a public school
education. Samuel Clemens was a difficult child, given to mischief and mis
adventure. He barely escaped drowning on nine separate occasions. His fathers
death was a calamity in which Samuel was not prepared for. Albert Bigelow Paine,
Clemens official biographer, offers the following glimpse of the young Clemens

"The boy Sam was fairly broken down. Remorse, which always
dealt with him unsparingly, laid a heavy hand on him now. Wildness,
disobedience, indifference to his fathers wishes, all were ...

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he became a reporter on the Territorial Enterprise in
Virginia City, Nevada, and later in 1863 began signing his articles with the
pseudonym "Mark Twain," a Mississippi River phrase meaning two fathoms deep.
After the move to San Francisco in 1864, Twain met the writers Artmeus Ward and
Bret Harte, who encouraged him on his work. In 1865 Twain rewrote a tail he
heard in the California gold fields and within months the author and the story,
"The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," had become a national
sensation.
In later years Twain visited Europe and the Holy Lands which he wrote about
in the book, "The Innocents Abroad," which was published in 1869. This book
discussed ...

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