From the comic wit that sparkles in maxims from ‘Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Calendar,’ to the parodic perfection of ‘An Awful – Terrible Medieval Romance,’ to the satirical delights of The Innocents Abroad and Roughing It; from the warm nostalgia of ‘Early Days’ to the bitter, brooding tone of ‘The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg’ to the anti-imperial vehemence of ‘To the Person Sitting in the Darkness’ and the poignant grief expressed in ‘Death of Jean’, Twain emerges in this volume in many guises, all touched by genius.
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It seems that every person who is fond of reading, knows his name. But the work that simply turned the American literature and very precisely defined political views of the writer, became the novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”.
This novel is the first thing you remember when you hear the name of the writer even though he has written a lot of good books, articles, satiric stories.He was searching for silver in Nevada and gold in California. He successfully lectured and contemporaries considered him as a gifted orator.He was friends with many prominent people of his time and was a man of very progressive views.A brilliant comedian and prankster, Twain remains true to himself, even after the death. According to the wishes of the writer, the first volume of his autobiography was published in a century after his death, in November 2010 (and this book instantly became a bestseller).The second volume is to be published in twenty-five years after the first (in 2035), and the third – after another twenty-five years (in 2060).His works became popular, the stories were loved by readers and critics, his publications were reprinted throughout the country.Some people may know that Mark Twain is an artistic nickname, the real name of the author is Samuel Langhorne Clemens.In the story “Running for governor,” he ridicules the election campaign, the competition turned into slanderers.In “Journalism in Tennessee” he depicts the rough manners of the American press, the pursuit of sensation, unprincipled struggle of competing newspapers.These ideas of equality, freedom, tolerance, without which there is no true democracy, permeate in all his late works, and are at the head of the corner of novel about the adventures of the little, poor and the defenseless boy Huckleberry.Mark Twain was born in a family with seven children.