Ossip Gabrilowitsch
Dan DeQuille

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Mark Twain

Knowledge Identifier: +Mark_Twain


Mark Twain

American author and humoristadd

Category: Literature

Born in 1835.

Countries: United States (37%), United Kingdom (9%), (9%)

Main connections: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Connecticut, Ossip Gabrilowitsch

Linked to: Stetson University, The New York Times, Mark Twain Middle School, Princeton University




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I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835. add something


Joseph Railroad was organized in his office in 1846. add something


In March 1847, when Twain was 11, his father died of pneumonia. add something


In 1851, he began working as a typesetter and contributor of articles and humorous sketches for the Hannibal, Missouri Journal, a newspaper owned by his brother Orion. add something


William Scott Ament (1851–1909) because Ament and other missionaries had collected indemnities from Chinese subjects in the aftermath of the Boxer Uprising of 1900. add something


Twain studied 2,000 miles of the Mississippi for more than two years before he received his steamboat pilot license in 1859. add something


He signed humorous and imaginative sketches Josh until 1863. add something


Dan DeQuille - Soon after he became known as Dan DeQuille at the "Enterprise", another unsuccessful miner named Sam Clemens was hired to work under him in August 1863


Despite these views, he raised money to build a Presbyterian Church in Nevada in 1864, although it has been argued that it was only by his association with his Presbyterian brother that he did that. add something


Twain moved to San Francisco, California in 1864, still as a journalist. add something


His first success as a writer came when his humorous tall tale, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," was published in a New York weekly, The Saturday Press, on November 18, 1865. add something


Twain's first important work, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," was first published in the New York Saturday Press on November 18, 1865. add something


In 1866, Clemens presented his lecture on the Sandwich Islands to a crowd in Washoe City, Nevada. add something


Charles Coffin Harris - Mark Twain visited the islands in 1866, and published several widely read letters to "The Sacramento Union" newspaper


Surfing - When Mark Twain visited Hawaii in 1866 he wrote,


In 1867, a local newspaper funded a trip to the Mediterranean. add something


Bad Wimpfen - Even Mark Twain reported this fact within accounts of his journey through Europe in 1867


The two corresponded throughout 1868, but Olivia rejected his first marriage proposal. add something


Upon returning to the United States, Twain was offered honorary membership in the secret society Scroll and Key of Yale University in 1868. add something


During his tour of Europe and the Middle East, he wrote a popular collection of travel letters, which were later compiled as The Innocents Abroad in 1869. add something


In the late 1860s and early 1870s he spoke out strongly in favor of American interests in the Hawaiian Islands. add something


Azores - Author Mark Twain published in 1869, "The Innocents Abroad" a travel book, where he described his time in the Azores


When I finished Carlyle's French Revolution in 1871, I was a Girondin; every time I have read it since, I have read it differently – being influenced and changed, little by little, by life and environment . add something


Suspenders - Samuel Clemens, known for his work as the author Mark Twain, patented "Adjustable and Detachable Straps for Garments," becoming one of the first to receive a United States patent for suspenders in 1871


In 1872, Twain published a second piece of travel literature, Roughing It, as a semi-sequel to Innocents. add something


Twain moved his family to Hartford, Connecticut , Connecticut, where starting in 1873, he arranged the building of a home. add something


In 1874, Susan had a study built apart from the main house so that her brother-in-law would have a quiet place in which to write. add something


Old Times on the Mississippi, a series of sketches published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1875, featured Twain’s disillusionment with Romanticism. add something


William Gillette - He briefly worked for a stock company in New Orleans and returned to New England where, on Mark Twain's own recommendation, he debuted at the Globe Theater of Boston with Twain's stage-play "The Gilded Age", in 1875


Dan DeQuille - In March 1875 he sent a letter to Mark Twain, residing in Hartford, Connecticut , Connecticut, to seek his advise on having the book published


Four hundred manuscript pages of Huckleberry Finn were written in mid-1876, right after the publication of Tom Sawyer. add something


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - As it relates to the actual body of text during the time of publication, Mark Twain composed the story in pen on notepaper between 1876 and 1883


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - "'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"' by Mark Twain is an 1876 novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River


Other accounts have Twain working on Huckleberry Finn in tandem with The Prince and the Pauper and other works in 1880 and other years. add something


Twain made a second tour of Europe, described in the 1880 book A Tramp Abroad. add something


Twain spent $300,000 on it between 1880 and 1894, but before it could be perfected, it was made obsolete by the Linotype. add something


Venus of Urbino - In his 1880 travelogue "A Tramp Abroad", Mark Twain called the "Venus of Urbino" "the foulest, the vilest, the obscenest picture the world possesses"


In 1882, he sent a photograph of himself in a white suit to 18-year-old Edward W. Bok, later publisher of the "Ladies Home Journal," with a handwritten dated note on verso. add something


Some accounts have Twain taking seven years off after his first burst of creativity, eventually finishing the book in 1883. add something


Jean Webster - Alice's mother was niece to Mark Twain, and her father was Twain's business manager and subsequently publisher of many of his books by Charles L. Webster Publishing, founded in 1884


James Pond (Medal of Honor) - In addition to Mark Twain's 1884-85 tour, Pond managed the North American stage of the world-wide lecture tour the author undertook in 1895-96 to pay off his enormous debts


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - "'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"' is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885

Major work

1884 - Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain


The book was started in December 1885, shelved a few months later until the summer of 1887, and eventually finished in the spring of 1889. add something


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - In relation to the literary climate at the time of the book's publication in 1885, Henry Nash Smith describes the importance of Mark Twain's already established reputation as a "professional humorist", having already published over a dozen other works


Electric fence - Published in 1889, Mark Twain's novel "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court", uses an electric fence for defensive purposes


Other authors to fall under Twain's attack during this time period were George Eliot, Jane Austen, and Robert Louis Stevenson. add something


Theodor Mommsen - "One of the highpoints of Mark Twain's European tour of 1892 was a large formal banquet at the University of Berlin


In 1893, he began a 15-year-long friendship with financier Henry Huttleston Rogers, a principal of Standard Oil. Rogers first made Twain file for bankruptcy. add something


He filed for bankruptcy in 1894. add something


He first met Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan at a party in the home of Laurence Hutton in New York City in the winter of 1894. add something


Anchor Line (riverboat company) - Circa 1895, her pilot was Horace Bixby , who is featured in Mark Twain's writings


Nikola Tesla - Tesla may have been the first person in North America to accidentally capture an X-ray image when he tried to photograph Mark Twain illuminated by an earlier type of gas discharge tube Geissler tube in 1895


Twain passed through a period of deep depression, which began in 1896 when his daughter Susy died of meningitis. add something


In 1897, Twain spoke to the Concordia Press Club in Vienna as a special guest, following diplomat Charlemagne Tower, Jr.. add something


Union Company - In 1897 Mark Twain criticised travel conditions on a Union Company ship in his travel book "Following the Equator"


Before 1899 Twain was an ardent imperialist. add something


In 1899 he reversed course, and from 1901, soon after his return from Europe, until his death in 1910, Twain was vice-president of the American Anti-Imperialist League, which opposed the annexation of the Philippines by the United States and had "tens of thousands of members. add something


In 1900 and again in 1908, he stated, "I like Joan of Arc best of all my books, it is the best. add something


In mid-1900, he was the guest of newspaper proprietor Hugh Gilzean-Reid at Dollis Hill House. add something


Joshua Slocum - He was one of eight invited speakers at a dinner in honor of Mark Twain in December, 1900


Charles Dudley Warner - He died in Hartford on October 20, 1900, and was interred at Cedar Hill Cemetery, with Mark Twain as a pall bearer and Joseph Twichell officiating


In 1901 Twain criticized the actions of missionary Dr. William Scott Ament (1851–1909) because Ament and other missionaries had collected indemnities from Chinese subjects in the aftermath of the Boxer Uprising of 1900. add something


A subsequent article, "To My Missionary Critics" published in The North American Review in April 1901, unapologetically continues his attack, but with the focus shifted from Ament to his missionary superiors, the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. add something


However, there is evidence of him wearing a white suit before 1904. add something


The couple's marriage lasted 34 years, until Olivia's death in 1904. add something


While there is evidence that suggests that, after Livy's death in 1904, Twain began wearing white suits on the lecture circuit, modern representations suggesting that he wore them throughout his life are unfounded. add something


In 1906, Twain began his autobiography in the North American Review. add something


Twain formed a club in 1906 for girls he viewed as surrogate granddaughters, the Angel Fish and Aquarium Club. add something


Leonard Wood - Leonard Wood was portrayed in a less favorable light by Mark Twain and others for his part in the First Battle of Bud Dajo in 1906


In April 1907, Twain and Rogers cruised to the opening of the Jamestown Exposition in Virginia. add something


Christian Science - In 1907 Mark Twain described the appeal of the new religion:


Walter H. Taylor - In April 1907, while Taylor was the attorney for the new Virginian Railway, under construction, he met the founder, millionaire industrialist Henry Huttleston Rogers and humorist Mark Twain when they arrived in Hampton Roads aboard Rogers' steam yacht "Kanawha"


Twain wrote in 1908 that the club was his "life's chief delight. add something


A month later, Twain was en route from Connecticut to visit his friend in New York City when Rogers died suddenly on May 20, 1909. add something


In 1909, Thomas Edison visited Twain at his home in Redding, Connecticut and filmed him. add something


William Nelson Page - In April, 1909, Henry Huttleston Rogers and Mark Twain, old friends, returned to Norfolk, Virginia together once again for a huge celebration of the new "Mountains to the Sea" railroad's completion


Ossip Gabrilowitsch - On 6 October 1909, he married Mark Twain's daughter Clara Clemens, a singer who appeared with him in recital


Mark Twain died in 1910 add something


Ossip Gabrilowitsch - On 18 August 1910, their only child, Nina, was born at Mark Twain's home Stormfield, in Connecticut


The dozen or so members ranged in age from 10 to 16. add something


The War Prayer - Because he had an exclusive contract with Harper & Brothers, Twain could not publish "The War Prayer" elsewhere; it remained unpublished until 1923 add something


The "Incident in the Philippines", posthumously published in 1924, was in response to the Moro Crater Massacre, in which six hundred Moros were killed add something


Stephen Crane - In 1936, Hemingway wrote in "The Green Hills of Africa" that "The good writers are Henry James, Stephen Crane, and Mark Twain


Twain was portrayed by Fredric March in the 1944 film "The Adventures of Mark Twain" add something


Henry Wilcoxon - Upon his return from war service, Wilcoxon "picked up his relationship with Cecil B. DeMille" with "Unconquered", and after starring as Sir Lancelot in the 1949 musical version of Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" , he featured in DeMille's "Samson and Delilah"


Buster Keaton - In 1960, Keaton returned to MGM for the final time, playing a lion tamer in a 1960 adaptation of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.


After his death, Twain's family suppressed some of his work that was especially irreverent toward conventional religion, notably "Letters from the Earth", which was not published until his daughter Clara reversed her position in 1962 in response to Soviet propaganda about the withholding add something


Ossip Gabrilowitsch - Nina, the last known lineal descendent of Mark Twain, died on 19 January 1966 in a Los Angeles hotel


The broadcast by CBS in 1967 won him an Emmy award add something


"Little Bessie", a story ridiculing Christianity, was first published in the 1972 collection "Mark Twain's Fables of Man" add something


He was later brought to life by James Whitmore in the 1985 Will Vinton Claymation film The Adventures of Mark Twain add something


On December 4, 1985, the United States Postal Service issued a stamped envelope for "Mark Twain and Halley's Comet," noting the connection with Twain's birth, his death, and the comet add something


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - John Alberti quotes Shelley Fisher Fishkin, who writes in her 1990s book "Was Huck Black-: Mark Twain and African-American Voices", "by limiting their field of inquiry to the periphery," white scholars "have missed the ways in which African-American voices shaped Twain's creative imagination at its core


Many of his neglected and previously uncollected writings on anti-imperialism appeared for the first time in book form in 1992 add something


Henry Louis Stephens - "The Mark Twain Encyclopedia" edited by J. R. LeMaster, James Darrell Wilson, Christie Graves Hamric, Garland Publishing, Inc., New York and London, 1993


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - The library successfully proved possession and, in 1994, opened the Mark Twain Room to showcase the treasure


Researchers rediscovered published material by Twain as recently as 1995 add something


In 1998, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts created the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, awarded annually add something


Johns Hopkins University - In his 2001 undergraduate commencement address, university president William R. Brody said about the name: "In 1888, just 12 years after the university was founded, Mark Twain wrote about this university in a letter to a friend


Jean Clemens - In her 2004 biography "Dangerous Intimacy: The Untold Story of Mark Twain's Final Years", historian Karen Lystra questioned the accuracy of Lyon's account of Jean's violent behavior and suggests that Lyon manipulated a separation between father and daughter because Lyon hoped to marry Twain


In May 2007, a painstaking reconstruction of the home of Tom Blankenship, the inspiration for Huckleberry Finn, was opened to the public add something


Kurt Weill - In 2009 Duke Special released an EP, "Huckleberry Finn", of five songs from an unfinished musical by Kurt Weill based on the novel by Mark Twain


Mark Twain's frankest views on religion appeared in his final Autobiography, which was published 100 years after his death, in November 2010 add something


The first volume of autobiography, over 736 pages, was published by the University of California in November 2010, 100 years after his death as Twain wished add something


On June 25, 2011, the Postal Service released a Forever stamp in his honor add something


Henry Morton Stanley - In 2015, Oscar Hijuelos wrote a novel, "Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise", which retells the story of Stanley's life through a focus on his friendship with Mark Twain