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Life on the Mississippi
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bantam Classic & Loveswept
Publication date May 1, 1997
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780553213492
ISBN-10 0553213490
Dimensions 0.75 by 4.50 by 7.25 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $4.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A colorful and entertaining account offers a history of the Mississippi River, describes Twain's experiences as a young riverboat pilot, and shares tall tales, character sketches, local history and lore, and observations about the Mississippi. Reissue. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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 of humorous anecdotes and folktales, and a unique glimpse into Twain’s life before he began to write.

Written in a prose style that has been hailed as among the greatest in English literature, Life on the Mississippi established Twain as not only the most popular humorist of his time but also America’s most profound chronicler of the human comedy.

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