The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other by alicejenny


									      Unit 3

The Million Pound
         Mark Twain
Designed by Yang Xueli from Taizhou High School
What do you know about the American
writer Mark Twain ?

Do you know any of his works? Can you
name any of them?
Mark Twain
The evaluation                His works
given to him

 The brief life               Time line of
 introduction                the events

            His quotations
The evaluation
given to him
short story writer
public speaker
America's best
known literary
life introduction:
       Mark Twain ,an American writer
     ,novelist and
     humourist,published more than 30
     books ,hundreds of short stories
     and essays and gave lecture
     tours around the world
     throughout his career.During his
     whole life ,Mark Twain carried
     on many kinds of jobs. From
     1864,he became a reporter and
     travelled in Europe .
      By the end of his life in
     1910,he had become known as his
     perfect example ofAmerican
     author .Behind the main humor
     and satire,his writing often
     criticized social
      Time line of the events
    1835- Haley's Comet welcomed the
     birth Clemens got married to Olivia.
    1870-of SamuelLanghorn Clemens.
    He was born in Florida, on November 30.
    1870- Samuel thought his dad was
    His mom was Jane andhis to travel to
   1858- Mark made his plans writing was
                   six of seven kids.
    John. He wasworked for andstarted for
    better than newspapers he magazines,
   South America, but whenhis brother down
1847- 1856- He
  1874- TwainRiver, he toHartford, and
   Mississippi 1857- The Clemens family
    so he started wentto St.a breakNew
                 moved took Louis, from
newspapers thentraveling, writing, Conn. York
   the riverTwain traveled to Hawaiifor
    lecturing. movedto New work to
     1866- and went Hannibal, MO.
City, Philadelphia and MarktoOrleans. Whilea
     1863- Clemens began
         1859- In April, Cincinnati to work at
   he wasarticled went toHorace Bixby and
     write Then in met help City,
print shop.there, he in Virginia his brothers with
     the newspaper the newspaper. He
         Twain became a dad, John
     1862- Mark Twain'show to be Marshall
   made him teach himdied while. a 21,in
     Nevada.This is a long on April
the newspaper inforwhen he started to
     1910- thereriverboat pilot.
     stayedMark Twain
                    Kakoki, Iowa.
         licensed 49.
      died at age
   riverboat pilot. "Mark Twain." Mark
     use the name, From heart disease.
     Redding, Conn.
     Twain means safe water
      Haley's Comet visited again just like
              the year of his birth.
Works by Mark Twain
       Works by Mark Twain
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,
           and Other Sketches (1865)
          The Innocents Abroad (1869)
               Roughing It (1872)
The Gilded Age with Charles Dudley Warner (1873)
               Tom Sawyer (1876)
             A Tramp Abroad (1880)
        The Prince and The Pauper (1881)
            Huckleberry Finn (1884)
Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889)
           Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894)
   Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc (1895)
          Following the Equator (1897)
   The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (1900)
         The Mysterious Stranger (1916)
         Letters From The Earth (1962)
 苦行记       Roughing It
密西西比河 Life on the Mississippi
上的生活    The Adventures of
汤姆历险记 Tom Sawyer
      The Adventures o f
頑童流浪记 Huckleberry Finn,
踱金時代        The Gilded Age, 1873
海外浪迹         A Tramp Abroad
王子与贫民      The Prince and the
亚瑟王廷之 A Connecticut Yankee
康乃迪克佬 in King Arthur's Court
傻威而逊 The Tragedy of Pudding
之悲剧   Head Wilson
圣女贞德 Personal Recollections of
回忆录 Joan of Arc
                His              works       …

short stories

           travel                 autobiography

his masterpieces
           of Tom
The writer’s introduction to
      The Adventures
   of Tom Sawyer (1876)

    Most of the adventures recorded in this book really
  happened; one or two were experiences of my own, the
  rest those of boys who were schoolmatesof mine. Huck
Finn is drawn from life; Tom Sawyer also, but not from an
individual — he is acombination of the three boys whom I
     knew. Although my book is intended mainly for the
    entertainment of boys and girls, I hope it will not be
shocked by men and women, for part of my plan has been
 to try to pleasantly remind adults of what they once were
 themselves, and of how they felt and thought and talked,
and what strange adventures they sometimes took part in.
his masterpieces
This edition presents Twain's classic American novel in an unabridged
text with a reader's guide that's suitable for both children and adults.
     Mark Twain's classic novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,
tells the story of a teenaged misfit who finds himself floating on a raft
 down the Mississippi River with an escaping slave, Jim. In the course
of their perilous journey, Huck and Jim meet adventure, danger, and
a cast of characters who are sometimes menacing and often hilarious.
Though some of the situations in Huckleberry Finn are funny in
themselves (the cockeyed Shakespeare production in Chapter 21 leaps
instantly to mind), this book's humor is found mostly inHuck's unique
worldview and his way of expressing himself. Describing his brief sojourn
 with the Widow Douglas after she adopts him, Huck says: "After supper
 she got out her book andlearned me about Moses and the Bulrushers,
and I was in a sweat to find out all about him; but by and by she let it out
that Moses had been dead a considerable long time; so then I didn't care
 no more about him, because I don't take no stock in dead people."
Underlying Twain's good humor is a dark subcurrent of Antebellum
cruelty and injusticethat makes The Adventures of Huckleberry
Finn a frequently funny book with a serious message.
                 his masterpieces
I will set down a tale as it was told to me
by one who had it of his father, which
latter had it of HIS father, this last
having in like manner had it of HIS
father--and so on, back and still back,
three hundred years and of the fathers
At the beginning more, the story,
it says
transmitting it to the sons and so
    and the
preserving it. It may be history, it may be
only a legend,a tradition. It may have
happened, it may not have happened: but
it COULD have happened. It may be that
the wise and the learned believed it in the
old days; it may be that only the unlearned
and the simple loved it and credited it.
his short stories
         • Running for

          • The £ 1,000,000
“The man who does
 "Love your enemy,
not read books has   幽默被人正确地解释为
no advantage over   “以诚挚表达感受,
  it will scare the 寓深思于嬉笑”。
the man that cannot
 hell them.”
read out of them.”
 “Humor has been
“Always tell the
 well defined as
truth; then you
 thinking in fun
don’t have to
 while feeling
remember anything.”
 in earnest.”
----Page 23
Fast reading
• Mark Twain has a meaning, which means
  ___________ feet deep or ________ meters deep.
• How old was Twain when he began writing stories?

• What is his first story?
    About 32 years old.
• For what was his writing famous?

  It is about a jumping frog contest
• Which universities honored him for his writing?
For its description of common people and
the way they talked, especially his humor.

                  Yale and Oxford
Real name of
Mark Twain        Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Year of birth          1835
Places where         Raised in Hannibal, Missouri;
                     travelled much of the US;
he lived
                     lived for a long time in Europe
Names of three
                   The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
of his famous
stories            The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
                   Life on the Mississippi

                 A printer, a riverboat pilot, a soldier,
                 a gold miner, a business- man and
                 a newspaper reporter
Further understanding

•What was Mark Twain’s life like in the
last years of his life?
 It was filled with sad events, loneliness and the loss of
 much money.

•As a result of this, what happened to his
 His writing lost most of its humour and became sad
 like him.
What do you learn
from him and his works?
 1:to surf the Internet to find out more
   about Mark Twain and his works

2. to preview the next lesson: Reading

3.To retell the reading about Mark

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