Knowledge Identifier: +Mark_Twain
Born in 1835.
Countries: United States (37%), United Kingdom (9%), (9%)
Linked to: Stetson University, The New York Times, Mark Twain Middle School, Princeton University
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.
Twain studied 2,000 miles of the Mississippi for more than two years before he received his steamboat pilot license in 1859.
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.
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.
Charles Coffin Harris - Mark Twain visited the islands in 1866, and published several widely read letters to "The Sacramento Union" newspaper
Azores - Author Mark Twain published in 1869, "The Innocents Abroad" a travel book, where he described his time in the Azores
Old Times on the Mississippi, a series of sketches published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1875, featured Twains disillusionment with Romanticism.
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
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.
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 by Mark Twain
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
Anchor Line (riverboat company) - Circa 1895, her pilot was Horace Bixby , who is featured in Mark Twain's writings
In 1897, Twain spoke to the Concordia Press Club in Vienna as a special guest, following diplomat Charlemagne Tower, Jr..
Union Company - In 1897 Mark Twain criticised travel conditions on a Union Company ship in his travel book "Following the Equator"
In 1900 and again in 1908, he stated, "I like Joan of Arc best of all my books, it is the best.
Joshua Slocum - He was one of eight invited speakers at a dinner in honor of Mark Twain in December, 1900
In 1901 Twain criticized the actions of missionary Dr. William Scott Ament (18511909) because Ament and other missionaries had collected indemnities from Chinese subjects in the aftermath of the Boxer Uprising of 1900.
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
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"
Ossip Gabrilowitsch - On 6 October 1909, he married Mark Twain's daughter Clara Clemens, a singer who appeared with him in recital
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
The "Incident in the Philippines", posthumously published in 1924, was in response to the Moro Crater Massacre, in which six hundred Moros were killed
Twain was portrayed by Fredric March in the 1944 film "The Adventures of Mark Twain"
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.
The broadcast by CBS in 1967 won him an Emmy award
"Little Bessie", a story ridiculing Christianity, was first published in the 1972 collection "Mark Twain's Fables of Man"
He was later brought to life by James Whitmore in the 1985 Will Vinton Claymation film The Adventures of Mark Twain
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
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - The library successfully proved possession and, in 1994, opened the Mark Twain Room to showcase the treasure
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