“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval”
These are the words of a great man with an extra ordinary vision; the man who believed throughout his life that action speaks louder than words and he proved himself by his actions.
30th of November is considered a great day in the history of literature when God gifted this man to the literature. And today eteddybear is celebrating the birthday of this precious personality.
Yes I am talking about Samuel Langhorne Clemens who is well known by his pen name Mark Twain, was born in Florida, Missouri, U.S.in November 30, 1835. He was an American humourist and an author He is most famous for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called “the Great American Novel.”
Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri. His domains of writing were Fiction, non-fiction historical fiction, social commentary, children’s literature, travel literature, satire, essay, philosophical literature, literary criticism.by occupation he was a lecturer and a writer. His notable works include Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
He attained great achievement as a writer and public speaker. His wit satire, and humour earned praise from critics and lords, and he was a friend to industrialists, presidents, artists and, European royalty.
Once Charles Langdon showed a picture of his sister, Olivia, to Twain. Twain fell in love with her at first sight but Olivia rejected his first proposal. Two months later, they were engaged and a year later married in February 1870 in Elmira, New York, She belonged to a wealthy and liberal family, and through her he met, “socialists, principled atheists and activists for women’s rights and social equality,” including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass, and the writer and utopian socialist William Dean Howells, who became a long-time friend.
Twain had four children, Langdon, Susy, Clara, Jea. He was a loving father had deep love for his children. In 1896 Twain passed through a period of deep depression, when his daughter Susy died of meningitis. After that he faced his beloved wife Olivia’s death in 1904 and Jean’s on December 24, 1909, deepened his gloom. On May 20, 1909, his close friend Henry Rogers died suddenly. In 1906, Twain began his autobiography in the North American Review.
Twain formed a club in 1906 for girls he viewed as surrogate granddaughters, the Angel Fish and Aquarium Club Twain wrote in 1908 that the club was his “life’s chief delight.”
Oxford University awarded Twain an honorary doctorate in letters (D.Litt.) in 1907. Twain died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910, in Redding, Connecticut.
He believed that a man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation, and he proved it.
“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint”