As a work it shows his more mature writing, hinting at some of the cynical and dark themes that he would obsess over in his final...
were, at first, two separate short stories written by American author, Mark Twain.
By 1885, Twain was considered one the greatest character writers in the literary community.
Twain died on April 21, 1910, having survived his children Langdon, Susan and Jean as well as his wife, Olivia.
Rising to the role of sub-editor, Twain indulged in the frontier humor that flourished in journalism at the time: tall tales, satirical pranks, and jokes.
However, over the next few years, Twain found himself unable to save any wages and grew restless. Louis, Twain proceeded to travel back and forth between New York, Philadelphia, Washington, and Iowa, working as a journalist.Twain joined the staff of the Virginia City , and became an established reporter/humorist.In 1863, he adopted the pseudonym Mark Twain, derived from a river pilot term describing safe navigating conditions.In his lifetime, he became a distinguished member of the literati, and was honored by Yale, the University of Missouri, and Oxford with literary degrees.With his death, many volumes of his letters, articles, and fables were published, including: With the publishing of the Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain introduced the two immortal characters of Tom and Huckleberry to the "Hall of Fame" of American literature, as well as re-invented the traditional frontier tale. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court was the last of Twain's novels written during the apex of his career.Few black slaves actually resided in Hannibal, and the small farms on the delta were no comparison to the typical Southern plantation.In Hannibal, blacks were mostly held as household servants rather than field workers, but were still under the obligations of slavery.Moreover, , Twain began a period of full-time writing. By the time Twain reached age fifty, he was already considered a successful writer and businessman.His popularity sky-rocketed with the publications of (1885).After returning home to Hannibal, Twain learned that military companies were being organized to assist Governor Jackson, and he enlisted as a Confederate soldier.Within a short period, he abandoned the cause, deserted the military, and along with thousands of other men avoiding the draft, moved West.