MARK TWAIN

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Mark twain (1835-1910):

Mark twain (1835-1910 )

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Born Samuel Clemens in Florida, Missouri in a slave owning family . Family later moved to river town of Hannibal . Apprenticed as river boat pilot. Began using pseudonym Mark Twain (meaning two fathoms) when writing political reports as journalist for a Virginian newspaper.

Twain’s celebrity image—Associated with river boat and frontier myth. Iconic image of Twain as adventurer. . :

Twain’s celebrity image —Associated with river boat and frontier myth. Iconic image of Twain as adventurer. .

ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN First published in 1885.:

ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN First published in 1885.

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Commonly named among the Great American Novels , the work is among the first in major American literature to be written in the vernacular. Satirizing a Southern society , Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is, among other things, an often critical look at deep-rooted attitudes, particularly racism.

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Main themes racial prejudice and segregation rite of passage from childhood to adulthood .

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Very controversial and highly censored because of the racial implications dealt with in the book. Mark Twain based his character Huckleberry Finn on his childhood friends.

HUCK IN THE MOVIES:

HUCK IN THE MOVIES IN 1920 In 1993

I have no race prejudices, and I think I have no color prejudices or caste prejudices nor creed prejudices. Indeed I know it. I can stand any society. All that I care to know is that a man is a human being--that is enough for me; he can't be any worse.:

I have no race prejudices, and I think I have no color prejudices or caste prejudices nor creed prejudices. Indeed I know it. I can stand any society. All that I care to know is that a man is a human being--that is enough for me; he can't be any worse .

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“Huckleberry Finn is the best book we’ve ever had. There was nothing better. There’s been nothing as good since” Ernest Hemmingway

Watch the 1993 movie trailer and a clip from the same film.:

Watch the 1993 movie trailer and a clip from the same film.

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