Life on the Mississippi

Paperback | December 21, 2000

byMark Twain

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The popular 19th-century humorist offers lively recollections ranging from his salad days as a novice steamboat pilot on one of the world's greatest rivers to views from the passenger deck in the twilight of the river culture's heyday. Engrossing and entertaining anecdotes by a peerless storyteller from a now-finished chapter of American history.

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The popular 19th-century humorist offers lively recollections ranging from his salad days as a novice steamboat pilot on one of the world's greatest rivers to views from the passenger deck in the twilight of the river culture's heyday. Engrossing and entertaining anecdotes by a peerless storyteller from a now-finished chapter of Americ...

Samuel Clemens - steamboat pilot, prospector, and newspaper reporter - adopted the pen name "Mark Twain" when he began his career as a literary humorist. The pen name - a river's pilot's term meaning "two fathoms deep" or "safe water" - appears to have freed Clemens to develop the humorous, deadpan manner that became his trademark. Dur...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:December 21, 2000Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0486414264

ISBN - 13:9780486414263

Appropriate for ages: 11

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