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Life On The Mississippi Summary

  • Before his literary career took off and he emerged as one of America's foremost men of letters, Mark Twain worked as a steamboat pilot in the antebellum South and Midwest. This fascinating account offers a brief history of commercial boating in the period and a probing, insightful, and eminently entertaining look at Twain's own experiences.

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 1883
  • The Mississippi River and Mark Twain are practically synonymous in American culture. Known as ?America?s river,? the popularity of Twain?s steamboat and steamboat pilots the on the ever-changing Mississippi has endured prominently over the years. Although Mark Twain used his childhood experiences growing up along the Mississippi in numerous works,...

    Publisher : Digital Scanning, Inc.
    published : 2000
  • 'I am a person who would quit authorizing in a minute to go to piloting,' Mark Twain once remarked. 'I would rather sink a steamboat than eat, any time.' And in 1882, Twain did just that: he returned to the river of his youth as a mature writer determined to expand seven articles which he had serialized in The Atlantic Monthly in 1875 into the definitive...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2000
  • This book by Mark Twain is arguably one of his best works. It is a wonderful story about a forgotten era of American history. Twain recalls his young days as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi, he writes of his past and all the regrets in life one would like to change and yet cannot and all the adventures of youth. If you are interested in Civil...

    Publisher : NuVision Publications, LLC
    published : 2004
  • At once a romantic history of a mighty river, an autobiographical account of Twain's early steamboat days, and a storehouse of humorous anecdotes and sketches, here is the raw material from which Mark Twain wrote his finest novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn . Hannibal, Missouri, on the banks of the Mississippi River, was host to riverboat travelers...

    Publisher : Penguin Publishing Group
    published : 2009
  • Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain detailing his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War. The book begins with a brief history of the river from its discovery by Hernando de Soto in 1541. It continues with anecdotes of Twain''s training as a steamboat pilot, as the ''cub''...

    Publisher : MobileReference.com
    published : 2008
  • Fashioned from the same experiences that would inspire the masterpiece Huckleberry Finn, Life on the Mississippi is Mark Twain?s most brilliant and most personal nonfiction work. It is at once an affectionate evocation of the vital river life in the steamboat era and a melancholy reminiscence of its passing after the Civil War, a priceless collection...

    Publisher : Penguin Publishing Group
    published : 1985
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    Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
    published : 2009
  • Lively recollections of Twain's salad days as a novice steamboat pilot to views from the passenger deck in the twilight of the river culture's heyday. Engrossing and entertaining anecdotes by a peerless storyteller.

    Publisher : Dover Publications
    published : 2012
  • A stirring tribute to America?s mightiest river by one of its greatest authors Before Samuel Clemens became Mark Twain, world-famous satirist and the acclaimed creator of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, he trained to be a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River. In this captivating memoir and travelogue, Twain recounts his apprenticeship...

    Publisher : Open Road Media
    published : 2015