This is a work of uncertain date, celebrating the Battle of Maldon ofat which the Anglo-Saxons failed to prevent a Viking invasion. Beowulf is the most famous work in Old English, and has achieved national epic status in England, despite being set in Scandinavia. The only surviving manuscript is the Nowell Codexthe precise date of which is debated, but most estimates place it close to the year Beowulf is the conventional title,  and its composition is dated between the 8th   and the early 11th century.
His parents met when his father moved to Missouriand they were married in Orion —Henry —and Pamela — His sister Margaret — died when Twain was three, and his brother Benjamin — died three years later.
His brother Pleasant Hannibal died at three weeks of age. His father was an attorney and judge, who died of pneumonia inwhen Twain was Louisand Cincinnatijoining the newly formed International Typographical Unionthe printers trade union. He educated himself in public libraries in the evenings, finding wider information than at a conventional school.
Pilot was the grandest position of all.
The pilot, even in those days of trivial wages, had a princely salary — from a hundred and fifty to two hundred and fifty dollars a month, and no board to pay.
The pilot had to: Bixby took Twain on as a cub pilot to teach him the river between New Orleans and St. Twain studied the Mississippi, learning its landmarks, how to navigate its currents effectively, and how to read the river and its constantly shifting channels, reefs, submerged snags, and rocks that would "tear the life out of the strongest vessel that ever floated".
Henry was killed on June 21,when their steamboat Pennsylvania exploded.
Twain claimed to have foreseen this death in a dream a month earlier, : He continued to work on the river and was a river pilot until the Civil War broke out inwhen traffic was curtailed along the Mississippi River.
At the start of hostilities, he enlisted briefly in a local Confederate unit. He later wrote the sketch " The Private History of a Campaign That Failed ", describing how he and his friends had been Confederate volunteers for two weeks before disbanding.
Twain describes the episode in his book Roughing It. Nye inand Twain joined him when he moved west. The brothers traveled more than two weeks on a stagecoach across the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountainsvisiting the Mormon community in Salt Lake City.
Joe Goodman; party at Gov. He may have been romantically involved with the poet Ina Coolbrith. A year later, he traveled to the Sandwich Islands present-day Hawaii as a reporter for the Sacramento Union.
His letters to the Union were popular and became the basis for his first lectures. He wrote a collection of travel letters which were later compiled as The Innocents Abroad It was on this trip that he met fellow passenger Charles Langdon, who showed him a picture of his sister Olivia.
Twain later claimed to have fallen in love at first sight. The couple lived in Buffalo, New Yorkfrom to He owned a stake in the Buffalo Express newspaper and worked as an editor and writer.
They had three daughters: Susy —Clara — and Jean — Library of Twain Housewith hand-stenciled paneling, fireplaces from India, embossed wallpaper, and hand-carved mantel from Scotland Twain moved his family to Hartford, Connecticut, where he arranged the building of a home starting in Also, he smoked cigars constantly, and Susan did not want him to do so in her house.
Twain wrote many of his classic novels during his 17 years in Hartford — and over 20 summers at Quarry Farm.According to the Bible, God killed or authorized the killings of up to 25 million people.
This is the God of which Jesus was an integral part. “Mark Twain at Your Fingertips: A Book of Quotations”, p, Courier Corporation What marriage is to morality, a properly conducted licensed liquor traffic is to sobriety. Mark Twain.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is an excellent study of morality. The main character, Huck, encounters people like Widow Douglas, Mary Jane, Susan, Joanna, and Aunt Sally who serve as foils for Huck throughout the novel.
Huck in encountering these foils is able to decipher moral. The crucifixion scenes in Matthew and Mark do not openly indicate that they are based on other scriptures, but the details of the scenes are nevertheless drawn directly from the older scriptures.
Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, encapsulated an era in his literary works. Utilizing his characteristic dry wit and firm grasp of humanity's foibles, Twain masterfully handles the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn/5(6).
On that front, Samuel Clemens' writings under the pseudonym Mark Twain solidified the writer as one of the most important figures in the American literary canon. Clemens was born on Nov. 30,