The First Literary Work by Using Typewriter

The First Literary Work by Using Typewriter


The first novel ever written on a typewriter was Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain.


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According to scholars, Mark Twain's 1883 book, "Life on the Mississippi," was the first literary work to be completed on the machine.

Mark Twain claimed in his autobiography that he was the first important writer to present a publisher with a typewritten manuscript for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). But research showed that Twain's memory was incorrect and that the first book submitted in typed form was Life on the Mississippi (1883, also by Twain).