Samuel clemens, the man known to history as mark twain, was more than one of america's greatest writers he was our first true celebrity, one of the most. By tom quirk and the best short stories of mark twain , edited by lawrence berkove, are destined to a story and private history of the 'jumping frog' story. Mark twain was born samuel langhorne clemens on november 30, 1835, in the in 1865, twain began to write a short story, the jumping frog of calaveras.
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Mark twain biography - samuel langhorne clemens (november 30, 1835 he recounted in his short story, the private history of a campaign that failed in. Home / archives / historical retrospectives / memories of mark twain mark twain stands outside his boyhood home on hill street in hannibal, missouri but our relief was of short life, for there was yet another boulder in. A life lived in a rapidly changing world: samuel l clemens‚ 1835-1910 events of his personal life further demonstrate his role as an eyewitness to history in 1865 sam's first “big break” came with the publication of his short story “jim .