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Samuel Clemens: Mark Twain's Life And Work

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Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, was born John and Jane Clemens on November 30, 1835. His father had many professions which include: storekeeper, lawyer, judge, and land speculator; however, he, much like his son, was never able to reach what he desired most, wealth. Samuel Clemens’ father passed away when he was twelve years older his father died and to help support the family he obtained a job was at the Hannibal Courier as an apprentice printer. In 1859, Clemens was licensed as a steamboat pilot; however, when the Civil War broke out he could no longer work on the river and joined a volunteer unit for the Confederates. He moved to the west coast and began to writing for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprising, publishing his

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