Mark Twain
I am Mark Twain, also known as Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Prior to the research I have done so far, I knew several things about Mark Twain. First, I knew his real name was obviously Samuel Clemens. Most importantly, however, I knew he wrote some of America's greatest literature novels, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn". I knew Mark Twain had a different style of writing which really effected the American literature. His different way of writing which was to write in a story-fashion and explain in a fun story line really changed the way Americans viewed things. I also knew his books were among the few that are still popular today and are read today. I had several questions that came up in my mind as I read. One was how Mark Twain learned to write so differently when he did not receive full education. Starting from an early age, Mark Twain's father had passed away and he came from not such a rich background. The only experience he had was working with his brother, Orion, in a Newspaper company. Also, I got how his novels were great. However, I did not get why the books he wrote were so famous and great. It seemed that an ordinary child from any place could write like this.

My Primary Historical Question is....
How did a ferry boat rower become one of America's greatest authors?


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