The Adventures Of Hucklberry Finn

1678 Words Sep 10th, 2015 7 Pages
People read many books during their lives and they read them for many reasons. Most would probably choose to read a book for enjoyment or the romance in it. However, people also read books for information, to help practice a new language, when we are forced to read a textbook at school, etcetera. Also, not everybody will read a book for the same reason. For example, five people might read the same book for different reasons than the others. I for one found that reading the book The Adventures of Hucklberry Finn was more informational about how life was back in the day, while someone like my dad would have just picked it up for enjoyment. The author of the book is non other than the infamous Mark Twain. Born to the name Samuel Clemens on November 30, 1835 in Florida, MO, Twain grew up in the town of Hannibal a little ways away. Growing up he became a printers apprentice and later moved to St. Louis to get a job. However, he learned to be a river pilot and after being certified acquired the name Mark Twain, which means, is safe to travel. During the civil war Twain reverted back to journalism working as a newspaper reporter all over the US. He married Olivia Langdon in 1870 and together they had four children; however, due to death he doesn’t have any direct decedents. Throughout his whole life he has written over 30 books including: The Innocents Abroad, Roughing It, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper, Life on the Mississippi, A Connecticut Yankee in King…
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