Mark Twain And The Lost Manuscript Of The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn



Outline
Thesis Statement: An original draft of Mark Twain's The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn exists containing material excluded from the first
printing of the book.

I. Twain's biographical information
A. Childhood
B. Education
C. Professional life
1. Jobs
2. Literary works
3. Financial conditions
D. Personal life
1. Life style
2. Family life II. Original manuscript of The Adventures
of Huckleberry Finn
A. General information
1. Discovery information
2. How the manuscript was lost
B. Legal battle for printing rights
C. Difference from the first publishing III. Conclusion


On November 30, 1835, Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born in the ...

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his brother,
Orion who was a newspaper publisher in Hannibal. Clemens made an early
attempt at writing by sending comical travel letters to the Keokuk Saturday
Post in Iowa under the pen name Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass. These letters
contained purposely inserted errors typical of Clemen's later work. When he
was twenty-two he fulfilled a childhood dream by becoming apprenticed to a
riverboat pilot named, Horace Bixby. After his apprenticeship, he worked
as a river boat pilot for four years. The Civil War stopped riverboat
traffic in 1861. Clemens was out of work for several weeks before he
traveled with his brother Orion to Nevada. Orion had aspirations of
becoming Territorial Secretary of Nevada. Clemens became a reporter and
later a feature editor for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise, a
Nevada newspaper. During his reporting of the Nevada Constitutional
Convention, Samuel Langhorne Clemens officially adopted for himself the pen
name “Mark Twain” (Works of ...

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lecture tour. Twain repaid all of his debts by 1898.
Twain wrote very little in his last days due to family and personal
problems. Twain- America's favorite humorist- turned into a pessimistic
writer, whose last works are filled with darkness and grimness (Works of
Twain: Brief Account). Twain met Olivia Langdon in 1867 and married her
in 1870. Five years after his marriage, he moved to Hartford, Connecticut
and built an extravagant house (Works of Twain: Biographical Sketch).
Clemens had three daughters Susie, Clara, and Jean. Clara moved to Europe
with her husband around 1894. Jean had epilepsy and died of a heart attack
in January of 1910. Twain's life was filled with much ...

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