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Author Notes: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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Who is the author of the book?
Samuel Longhorne Clemens
When was the author born?
Where was the author born?
Who were the authors parents?
John Marshall Clemens & Jane Lampton Clemens
What did the authors father do? (4)
Own slaves, lawyer, merchant, started over 5 times in 12 years
What were the names of the authors siblings?
Orion, Pleasant, Benjamin, Pamela, Margaret, Henry
What was the year in which the authors first sister died?
What was the year in which the authors second brother died?
What was the year in which the authors third sister died?
What did the authors family do in 1839?
They moved to Hannibal, Missouri, a town 80 miles from saint louis
When and how did the authors dad die?
Pneumonia & march 24, 1847
What also happened in 1847 to the author?
He left school to earn money for the family's survival. He joined his brother Orion as an apprentice printer at the HANNIBAL JOURNAL
He began writing stories as well as setting type. This is where he began his life long fascination with words. He earned $3.50/week, but Orion never paid him over the 2 year period.
What happened to the author in 1853?
He left Hannibal with a yearning to travel. He moved from town to town & always had access to a job.
Where the author become a tramp printer?
St. Louis, New York, Philadelphia, Cincinnati
What was the authors pen name around the mid 1950's?
Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass
What did the author do in 1957?
He boarded the "Paul Jones" bound for New Orleans out of Cincinnati
In 1857, who was the author interested in meeting and what did he do to this person?
Horace Bixby & he talked him into letting him in the pilot house & paid him $500 to teach him to become a cub-pilot
On the trip in 1857, what did this do to the author?
Awakened a boyhood dream of being a riverboat pilot
Who did the author convince to go on the trip with him in 1857?
His brother Henry, so that they could both become cub-pilots but on different boats. The men met at ports to keep in touch.
What happened on June 21, 1858?
His brother Henry died from injuries received during an explosion on the "Pennsylvania"
What happened on April 9, 1859
He earned his pilot license
Before 1860, hope many boats did the author serve on and what else did be do?
19, he was a pilot on the Ohio and Mississippi River for $250/month for the next 2 years.
What happened in early 1861?
The civil war broke out, which put an end to riverboat travel. He also lost his job & served briefly as a volunteer soldier in an irregular Company of Confederate Calkalry~Marian Rangers
What happened on June 25, 1861
He accompanied his brother Orion to the newly created Nevada-Territory. Orion had won the post of secretary of Nevada-Territory and sam served as his secretary.
the stage coach left from St. Joseph, Missouri and headed west. The ticket cost $150 and it took 20 days to get there
What happened while the author was on the trip out west?
He tried his hand at silver mining. He was unsuccessful so he tried his luck at newspaper reporting.
What happened in 1862?
He became a reporter for the TERRITORIAL ENTERPRISE in Virginia City. His writing skills blossomed and he wrote factual and exaggerated humorous stories
What happened in 1864?
He began to sign his name as mark twain. (Twain= 2 fathoms) he choose the name because it always meant safety, calm, and peace to him. (Safe waters)
Why did the TERRITORIAL ENTERPRISE send the author back west?
To go to San Francisco and do a report on the mining for gold that was happening there
What happened during the winter of 1864-1865?
He stayed at ANGELS CAMP where he kept a notebook. In this notebook scattered among other nations was an entry about a frog jumping contest.
What did the author do with the tale that he wrote in 1864-1865?
In 1865, he sent it to THE NEW YORK SATURDAY PRESS. The tale, THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG OF CALVERAS COUNTY became a national sensation in a matter of months. People began calling him the wild humorist of the Pacific Slope
What newspapers did the author write for in San Francisco during 1865?
THE DAILY CALL, THE GOLDEN ERA (an article/week at $50/month), THE CALIFORNIAN (a weekly literary paper)
What did the author do in 1866?
He went to work for the SACRAMENTO UNION. They sent him to the "Sandwich Islands" as a roving correspondent. Upon arrival to California, he began a long and successful career as a public speaker
What happened on June 8, 1867?
He was sent with a sizable group of tourists from the US to Europe and the Holy Land. He was sent by the CALIFORNIA ALTA to write 53 letters back to the paper for $20/piece. The paper also paid $1250 for his passage aboard "The Quaker City"
He wrote 6 letters for the NEW YORK TRIBUNE and 3 letters for the NEW YORK HERALD
Who did the author meet on his 1867 voyage and what did they do?
He met Charlie Langdon and they became good friends. Charlie carried a miniature of his sister Olivia Langdon. Mark fell in love and knew he would marry her someday
What happened on November 19, 1867?
Mark returned to the states and began to set these letters down in a book & it was published in 1869
What happened in January of 1868?
His contract with the HARTFORD PUBLISHERS was signed. INNOCENTS ABROAD became an instant hit with the American public. It was bigger than UNCLE TOMS CABIN. critics called him "the people's writer"
What happened on December 27, 1867?
Twain first met Olivia.
What happened on January 1, 1868?
He visited the Langdon home. Olivia and his first date was seeing Charles Dickens read and discuss his works. They didn't meet again until August 1868. Olivia invited him to her family's summer vacation home in "Quarry Farm" in Elmira, New York.
What happened on February 2, 1870?
They got married and Mark was able to run BUFFALO EXPRESS in Buffalo, New York
When did Olivia's father die?
When was Langdon prematurely born?
November 7, 1870
When was Olivia Susan (Susy) born?
March 19, 1872
When and how did Langdon die?
June 2, 1872 from diphtheria
When was Clara born and when did she die?
B- June 8, 1874 D-1962
When was Jean born?
July 26, 1880
What was the authors house known as?
"Steamboat Gothic" located on NOOK FARM Hartford, Connecticut
Where was most of the authors most productive writing written?
17 yrs. @ NOOK FARM but the bulk was written @ QUARRY FARM
Where was the outside office built for the author?
QUARRY FARM, Elmira, New York
What book was written in 1872?
What book was written in 1876?
THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER
What book was written in 1882?
THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER
What book was written in 1883?
LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI
What book was written in 1884?
THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN
What book was written in 1894?
TOM SAWYER ABROAD
What book was written in 1896?
TOM SAWYER, DETECTIVE
When did the authors mother die?
October 27, 1890
When did the authors wife's mother die?
November 28, 1890
Which publishing company went up for sale that the author wanted to buy?
"Charles L. Webster Publishing Company"
What kinds of things did the author spend his money on? (3)
A publishing house in Connecticut, high living, and unsuccessful investments (Paige Typesetting Machine)
As a publisher, what did the author agree to publish?
General Grant's MEMOIRS
On what day did the authors publishing company go bankrupt?
April 18, 1894
When and how did Susy die?
August 17, 1896 from spinal meningitis
What happened in 1901?
Yale offers an honorary doctrine of letters degree
What happened in 1902?
University of Missouri offers an honorary doctrine of letters degree
What happened in early 1904?
Oxford offers an honorary doctrine of letters degree but he declines because Livvy is ill but Livvy insisted it & it became their deathbed promise
When did the authors wife die?
June 5, 1904
Who does the author hire as an organized autobiography?
Albert Bigelow Paine
Where was the authors new house located and what was it named?
Redding, Connecticut named "Stormfield"
Who did Tom meet on a trip?
What did the girl that the author met on the trip do for him?
Finished rough drafts of his stories, called him SLC, brought Christmas back into the family when she have him a cigar trimmer with SLC engraved (mark gave her a first draft of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)
When did Jean die?
December 25, 1909 (he wrote his last substantial piece of writing)
Where did the author go in 1910?
The Bahamas with Albert and a servant and Dorothy and him still met up to write
In what country did they believe the author was dead?
When and where did the author die?
April 21, 1910 in "Stormfield" (Redding, Connecticut) @ 6:22 p.m.
What was in the sky when the author was born and when he died?
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