Life on the Mississippi - eBook
Life on the Mississippi - eBook  -     By: Mark Twain
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Open Road Media
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 9781480453388
ISBN-13: 9781480453388

Publisher's Description

A stirring tribute to America’s mightiest river by one of its greatest authors

Before Samuel Clemens became Mark Twain, world-famous satirist and the acclaimed creator of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, he trained to be a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River.
 
In this captivating memoir and travelogue, Twain recounts his apprenticeship under legendary captain Horace Bixby, an exacting mentor who teaches his charge how to navigate the ever-changing waterway. The colorful details of life on the river—from the reversals of fortune suffered by riverboat gamblers to the feuds waged by towns seeking to profit from the steamboat trade—fascinate Twain, and in his hands become the stuff of legend. Years later, as a passenger on a voyage from St. Louis to New Orleans, he vividly describes the stunning changes wrought by the Civil War and the steady advance of the railroads.
 
A valuable piece of history and a revealing look at the origins of a national treasure, Life on the Mississippi is a true classic of American literature.
 
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Author Bio

Mark Twain was the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835–1910), who grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, and worked as a printer, riverboat pilot, newspaperman, and silver miner before his short story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" brought him international attention. He would go on to write two of the great American novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and many other enduring works of fiction, satire, and travelogue. He is one of the most widely recognized figures in US history.

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Praise for Mark Twain
"Mark Twain is the true father of American literature." —Eugene O’Neill
 
"Twain’s keen eye and irreverent tongue give as much pleasure today as they did a century ago." —Los Angeles Times Book Review

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