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英语考试MarkTwain简介.pptx


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MarkTwain(1835-1910)BoyhoodMarriageJourneywestCareerasajournalistHismostproductiveyearLastyearsIntroductionofMarkTwainTheNameofMarkTwainTwain'srealnamewasSamuelLanghorneClemens."MarkTwain",whichmeans"watermarktwo",ingintoshallowwater.MarkTwain(1835-1910)MarkTwainwasagreatAmericanwriter,andhewasalsoafamousspeaker.SamuelLanghorneClemens(MarkTwain)wasborninFloridaandhewasnotahealthybaby.Infact,hewasnotexpectedtolivethroughthefirstwinter.Butwithhismother'stendercare,hemanagedtosurvive.Asaboy,hecausedmuchtroubleforhisparents.Heusedtoplayjokesonallofhisfriendsandneighbors.Hedidn'tliketogotoschool,andheconstantlyranawayfromhome.EarlylifeexperienceBorninalittletowninMississippiAt11,helosthisfatherAt13,hestoppedschoolingTrampprinterSteamboatpilotontheMississippiConfederateguerrillaProspectorReporteronthefarwesternfrontierTravelerabroadHisMarriageAt34yearsoldhemarriedOliviaLangdonClemens,daughterofaNewYorkcoalmagnate,amemberofthecountry’swealthyelite.Shewouldbepartner,editor,essandfailureforthenextthirty-fiveyears.Clemens'eAmerica’sforemostcelebrity.Hewasinvitedtoattendshiplaunchings,anniversarygatherings,politicalconventions,andcountlessdinners.Reportersmethimateveryportofcall,anxioustoprintanewquipfromthefamoushumorist.Toenhancehisimage,hetooktowearingwhitesuitsandlovedtostrolldownthestreetandseepeoplestaringathim.HisLaterLifeTherearemanytragiceventsinhislaterlife:thefailureofhisinvestments,hisfatiguingtravelsandlecturesinordertopayoffhisdebts,andaddedtothis,thedeathofhiswifeandtwodaughterswhichlefthimabsolutelyinconsolable.Somecriticslinkthesetragiceventswiththechangeofstyleinhislaterworks,fromanoptimistandhumoristtoanalmostdespairingdeterminist. 内容来自淘豆网www.taodocs.com转载请标明出处.