FC: Samuel Langhorne Clemens | Born Nov. 30, 1835 | Died 75 years later on April 21, 1910 | By Hannah Sunding
1: He is better known as the author of Huckleberry Finn and 28 other books and various other short stories, letters and sketches; which is Mark Twain.
4: T | Twain | Having his uncle own 20 slaves, Twain witnessed slavery first hand. | Many people who have read "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were offended by the dialect. However, they are not taking into consideration that speaking with such dialect was how people of his time were raised to speak.
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6: Mark Twain greatly effected American Literature. | Personally, I think Twain just wrote it how he imagined it would be. | If he never wrote "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" people may not have ever been able to overcome their feelings toward the use of the word "nigger." | Most who have read Mark Twain's book assume he was racist because of how he represents Jim. | Slaves were not educated, therefore, Jim wouldn't be the sharpest tool in to toolbox. Still, he has a great character.
7: Overall, Samuel Langhorne Clemens was a tremendous writer. | For those of you who are wondering, he does not have any descendants. | Left school at age 13. Became a writers apprentice and later editor | Born in Florida, Missouri; moved to Hanniba when he was age four. | Twain had 4 children. 3 died as infants and toddlers. The fourth died in her late 20's. | Was a river pilot's apprentice. In 1858, he received his river boat license. | Mark Twain is a pseudonym, meaning it's a fake name he put to remain incognito