He worked as a typesetter, reporter, the pilot on the Mississippi River steamboat.
It seems that every person who is fond of reading, knows his name. But the work that simply turned the American literature and very precisely defined political views of the writer, became the novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”.
This novel is the first thing you remember when you hear the name of the writer even though he has written a lot of good books, articles, satiric stories.
Things got even worse when his father died of pneumonia, leaving his children nothing but huge debts.
Samuel was actively engaged in self-education, sitting with the books in public libraries in the evenings.