Mark Twain

Mark Twain

In 1884, Mark Twain wrote one of the most controversial andremembered novels in the world of literature, The Adventures ofHuckleberry Finn. Mark Twain was the pseudonym of SamuelLanghorne Clemens. He was born in Florida, Missouri, Nov. 30,1835. Twain was one of six children. This contributed to hisfamily being poor. Twain often had to find inexpensive forms ofentertainment. Twain made Huckleberry Finn represent himfictionally in this book. Huck did the same typical boy things asTwain. ^Now, well start this band of robbers and call it…” wasone of the things Huck said (Twain 9). When Twain was four yearsold, his family moved to Hannibal, Missouri, a small town on thewest bank of the Mississippi River. The Mississippi River and thetowns along it were used as the setting in The Adventures ofHuckleberry Finn. “We judged that three nights more would fetchus to Cairo, at the bottom of Illinois, where the Ohio River comesin^^ (Twain 106). Huck and Jim were trying to reach a town namedCairo. It was located in a free state, Ohio. Cairo was just oneof the many towns Twain referred to in this novel. Twain evenused familiar

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