Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1835, led one of the most exciting and adventuresome of literary lives. Raised in the river town of Hannibal, Missouri, Twain had to leave school at age twelve to work. He was successively a journeyman printer, a steamboat pilot, a Confederate soldier (no more than a few weeks), and a prospector, miner and reporter in the western territories. His experiences furnished him with a wide knowledge of humanity, as well as with the perfect grasp of local customs and speech, which shows so well in his writing. With the publication in 1865 of The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, Twain gained national attention as a humorist. But it was not until Life on the Mississippi (1883), and finally, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), that the world recognized him as one of the greatest writers America would ever have.
Tom Sawyer- Tom is a friend of Huckleberry Finn. Tom has an extraordinary imagination. Huckleberry Finn- Huck is the main character of the story. His mother is dead and father is a drunk and abuses him. ?·Jim- Jim is the slave of Miss Watson. He is very superstitious and believes in witches.
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