This is a classic complete biography of Mark Twain. It is a serious yet highly entertaining tale of the remarkable and adventures life of Mark Twain. It covers his many adventures and literary endeavors. Samuel Langhorne Clemens better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading. He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism. While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, "e;The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"e;, which became very popular and brought nationwide attention.He achieved great success as a writer and public speaker. His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.