Essay Archive - Biography of Samuel Clemens
Biography of Samuel Clemens
Samuel Clemens was born and grew up in Hannibal, Missouri. This
was the home of his later characters Tom Sawer and Huck Finn. In these
books he incorporated such features that really existed in Hannibal;
features such as Holidays Hill, Bear Creek and Lover's Leap. Clemens
described the residents of Hannibal as happy and content with the lives
they led in their small town.
In his late teens, Clemens left Hannibal on a riverboat to become a
printer in St. Louis. He moved up in the ranks of printing and moved to
New York and eventually to Washington D.C. Clemens remembered h....