Unsatisfied, he reached for more.
He had ambitions to enlarge his reputation and his audience, and the announcement of a transatlantic excursion to Europe and the Holy Land provided him with just such an opportunity. In the meantime, the debts accumulated. He had to learn all the potential dangers and snags along the lower Mississippi river.
King Leopold's Soliloquy attacked hypocrisy in treatment of inhabitants of the Congo, fulminating against what Mark Twain called "the damn'd human race.
As time passed his business ventures were not successful and his publishing house went bankrupt. Nevertheless, by the time Clemens was 13, his boyhood had effectively come to an end. Huckleberry Finn was written in fits and starts over an extended period and would not be published until The description may or may not be apt.
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It was a great success.