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Life on the Mississippi
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins Childrens Books
Publication date June 1, 1958
Binding Hardcover
Book category Easy Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060144555
ISBN-10 0060144556
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $10.95
Other format details juvenile
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This vintage book contains Mark Twain’s 1883 memoir, "Life on the Mississippi". As well as being a memoir of his time spent as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi river, this book is also a travel book that recounts his journey along the river from St. Louis to New Orleans - many years after the War. A fascinating and characteristically humourous account, this volume is highly recommended for fans of Twain’s work, and it would make for a great addition to any personal collection. The chapters of this book include: “The River and Its History”, “The River and Its Explorers”, “Frescoes from the Past”, “The Boy’s Ambition”, “I Want to be a Cub-Pilot”, “A Cub-Pilot’s Experience”, “A Daring Deed”, “Perplexing Lessons”, “Continued Perplexities”, “Completing my Education”, etcetera. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 - 1910), better known by his pseudonym, Mark Twain, was a seminal American writer and humourist. This antiquarian book is being republished now in an affordable, modern edition - complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

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