Why did Mark Twain change his name?

Answer We do not know for sure why Sam Clemens changed his name to Mark Twain. We do, however, know how he got the name; that knowledge gives us some clues.Original nameMark Twain's birth name was Samuel ... Read More »

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What is the origin of the name Mark Twain?

Mark Twain was the pen name of writer Samuel Langhorne Clemens, and it originated from the time Clemens spent as a riverboat pilot. The word "mark" indicated that the river's depth was 6 feet, and ... Read More »

What did mark twain do?

he wrote books He didn't just write books, he got his fake name from a riverboat on the Mississippi. his real name is Samuel Clemens. His Father's name is John Marshell Clemens, His mother's name ... Read More »

Why did mark twain leave school?

His dad died and he had to support his family

Who was Dan'l Webster to Mark Twain?

Dan'l Webster is the name of a frog in the Mark Twain short story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" (1867). Twain lived from 1835 to 1910 and wrote such classic novels as "Huckleber... Read More »