Mark TwainSamuel Langhorne Clemen, was a very famous writer throughout his years. His pen name, which he is known by today is Mark Twain. He was known for his briliant and clever i deas in writing his stories. He was born in almost an “invisable” village of Florida on novemer 30, 1835. In 1839 the Clemens family moved to Hannibal, Missouri. Soon after that his dad, John marcial Clemens died in the year 1847. Mark wrote book that are famous to this day. He started writing in his early years around 1864-1866. In 1865 he publishged his first story in the paper. This was the start of Twains big career. Mark twain himself was not only a publisher. through his years he was aldso a printer, pilot , soldier, miner, reporter, lecturer, editor, humorist, author, and business man. A majority of these careers helped lead him to be such a great publisher. A good career and life does not develope over night. It takes a lot of hard work and determination. Mark Twain did not only work hard and have determination, but he followed his dream. early in 1848 to 1858, 12 year old Twain became a printer apprentance for Joseph Ament, owner of the Hannibal Courier, which was the start of his life long career. During the years of 1853 to 1857 while he was still woking for Joseph Ament: Mark worked as a printer in St. Louis, New York, Philidelphia, Muscatine, Iowa, and Cinncinati. Working his way up from being a printer Twain became a prospector in Nevada during the years of 1861 to 1862. Then during the years of 1862 to 1864 Mark worked as a reporter and correspondent for Virginia City Territorial Enterprise.