Mark Twain Quotes
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While speaking of legends from the world of literature, this man's accomplishments definitely deserves a mention. Some of these man's works have left a lasting impression on the minds of many and have even inspired a few to embrace writing as a medium of expression. Like many other greats of the world, this writer too belonged to a humble economic background and faced a lot of adversities during his younger days. When he was barely eleven, this eminent personality lost his father to Pneumonia and had to even give up on his education to make ends meet. The young lad had to assist a printer to afford a meal following the demise of his parent. A few years later, this acclaimed writer revealed his creative side to the world, when several sketches of his were published in the "Hannibal Journal". The youngster kept himself busy with a few trysts as a printer, but couldn't continue his studies which ended abruptly. However, this man started educating himself by taking time off his busy schedules and confining himself to public libraries for a fixed duration, on a daily basis. In his own words, this kind of education enhanced the writer's personality a lot more compared to the way a school would prepare a ward for the difficult world. This writer's life took a dramatic turn after an article of his, which was published in the newspaper "Territorial Enterprise", received immense acclaim. Since then, there has been no looking back for this creative genius and most of his works such as "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" became milestones in English literature. Yes, you guessed that right, we are talking about none other than the renowned author Mark Twain.