Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain

Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain

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LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI is a memoir by Mark Twain, telling of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the Civil War. It's also a travel book, recounting his trip along the Mississippi many years after the War. In his memoir, Twain describes the coming of the railroads and the development of cities along the river, and he reflects on the changes

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LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI is a memoir by Mark Twain, telling of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the Civil War. It's also a travel book, recounting his trip along the Mississippi many years after the War. In his memoir, Twain describes the coming of the railroads and the development of cities along the river, and he reflects on the changes to society, the people, the land, and the river over the years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013829855
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
12/10/2011
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known by his pseudonym Mark Twain, was an American writer and humorist. Apprenticed to a printer, Twain became an expert typesetter and riverboat pilot before trying his hand at goldmining, which was unsuccessful. Twain then became a journalist, writing a series of successful short stories. Twain's fame as a writer was firmly established by the 1876 publication of THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER, and THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN in 1884. When Twain died in 1910 he was hailed as the "greatest American humorist of his age." William Faulkner later wrote that he was "the father of American literature."

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
November 30, 1835
Date of Death:
April 21, 1910
Place of Birth:
Florida, Missouri
Place of Death:
Redding, Connecticut

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Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain (with Footnotes) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
NettAL More than 1 year ago
As always Mark Twain captures the readers attention and keeps it to the very end of the book....Great read
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Old and confuing but good