search for books and compare prices
cover image
Life on the Mississippi
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Digital Scanning Inc
Publication date December 1, 2000
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781582182643
ISBN-10 1582182647
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 2.35 lbs.
Original list price $39.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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. Samuel Clemens became a licensed river pilot at the age of 24 under the apprenticeship of Horace Bixby, pilot of the Paul Jones. His name, Mark Twain, was derived from the river pilot term describing safe navigating conditions or “mark two fathoms” thus shortened to mark twain by the leadsmen whose job it was to monitor the water’s depth and report it to the pilot. Although Mark Twain used his childhood experiences growing up along the Mississippi in numerous works, nowhere is the river and pilot’s life more thoroughly described than in Life on the Mississippi. This edition contains 54 illustrations form the 1883 Montral Dawson Edition.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.