Life on the Mississippi

Life on the Mississippi

eBook - 2009
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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 from around the world, providing a vigorous and variable atmosphere for the young Samuel Clemens to absorb. Clemens became a riverboat pilot and even chose his pen name--Mark Twain--from a term boatmen would call out signifying water depth at two fathoms, meaning safe clearance for travel. It was from this background that Life on the Mississippi emerged. It is an epochal record of America's growth, a stirring remembrance of her vanished past. And it earned for its author his first recognition as a serious writer.

With an Introduction by Justin Kaplan
and an Afterword by John Seelye


From the Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Signet Classics, 2009
ISBN: 9781101029312
9781101028612
9781101026519
1101029315
1101028610
1101026510
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: xxiv, 373 p. ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Kaplan, Justin

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Mar 27, 2016

Recommendation to read just chapters 4-21.

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