Mark Twain's Masterpiece "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

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Mark Twain and his masterpiece

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


A Research Paper

Presented to Mr. Neil

of Chula Vista High School


In Partial Fulfillment

of the Requirements for English 10 Honors/Gate



Id #: 937228

May 16, 1996


I. Samuel Clemens

A. Who he is

B. Where he was born

C. Family

II. How Samuel came to be Mark Twain

A. His working life

B. First writings

III. The Adventures of Huck Finn

A. Story Plot

1. The outside of the book

2. The inside of the book

B. Critics of the book.


IV. Samuel Clemens Downfall

A. Family Life


B. Money Problems

1. Bankruptcy

2. Move to Europe

C. His comeback

D. His death

V. Effects of Twain's stories

A. How he affected his era

B. How the era affected his writings

VI. Conclusion

A. My feelings

B. End notes

C. Bibliography

Samuel Clemens was an American writer and humorist who's best work is shown

by broad social satire, realism of place and language, and memorable characters.

Clemens was born November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri. His family moved to

Hannibal, Mississippi when he was four. There he received a public school education.

Samuel Clemens was a difficult child, given to mischief and mis adventure. He barely

escaped drowning on nine separate occasions. His fathers death was a calamity in which

Samuel was not prepared for. Albert Bigelow Paine, Clemens official biographer, offers

the following glimpse of the young Clemens

'The boy Sam was fairly broken down. Remorse, which always

dealt with him unsparingly, laid a heavy hand on him now. Wildness,

disobedience, indifference to his fathers wishes, all were remembered; a

hundred things, in themselves trifling, became ghastly and heart-wringing

in the knowledge that could never be undone. Seeing...