Life on the Mississippi

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He was Sam Clemens, steamboat pilot, before he was Mark Twain, famous author. His better-known name originated with the lingo of navigation, and much of his writing was informed by his shipboard adventures on one of the world's great rivers. In this classic of American literature, Twain offers lively recollections ranging from his salad days as a novice pilot to views from the passenger deck in the twilight of the river culture's heyday. Under the tutelage of the most celebrated pilot on the Mississippi, young Twain acquires the skills to navigate a constantly changing riverscape, avoiding potential collisions with other boats and traversing winding channels in the dead of night. The vivid and ever-engaging narrative encompasses tales of riverside town feuds, the professional vicissitudes of a riverboat gambler, dramatic accounts of life in Vicksburg as the city lay under siege during the Civil War, and many other scenes from a now-vanished way of life. These antebellum visions take on a bittersweet cast with the author's postwar return to the region, when railroad competition has largely doomed the commercial steamboat and the old ways of life are passing into history. A testimonial to Twain's repute as the most popular humorist of his day, these reminiscences crackle with comic anecdotes and energetic witticisms. Engrossing and entertaining, this volume will captivate devotees of Twain, steamboat buffs, lovers of Americana, and students of American literature.
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subject_facet Adventure stories, Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography, Authors, American -- Homes and haunts -- Mississippi River Valley, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary, Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction, Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction, Electronic books, Literary, Mississippi River -- Description and travel, Mississippi River -- Description and travel -- Juvenile fiction, Mississippi River Valley -- Intellectual life -- 19th century, Mississippi River Valley -- Social life and customs, Mississippi River Valley -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile fiction, Pilots and pilotage -- Mississippi River, Pilots and pilotage -- Mississippi River -- Juvenile fiction, River boats -- Juvenile fiction, River life -- Mississippi River -- Juvenile fiction, Steamboats -- Juvenile fiction, Steamboats -- Mississippi River, Twain, Mark, -- 1835-1910, Twain, Mark, -- 1835-1910 -- Homes and haunts -- Mississippi River Valley, Twain, Mark, -- 1835-1910 -- Travel -- Mississippi River, Twain, Mark, -- 1835-1910 -- Travel -- Mississippi River Valley, United States; Adventurers & Explorers; United States, Voyages and travels -- Juvenile fiction, Wit and humor
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title Life on the Mississippi
title_display Life on the Mississippi
title_full Life On The Mississippi [eBook] Twain, Mark, Life on the Mississippi / Mark Twain ; with an introduction by Justin Kaplan ; new afterword by John Seelye, Life on the Mississippi [eBook] Twain, Mark, Life on the Mississippi [electronic resource] / Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi [electronic resource] Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
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topic_facet Adventure stories, Authors, American, Children, Conduct of life, Description and travel, Electronic books, Homes and haunts, Intellectual life, Mississippi River -- Description and travel, Pilots and pilotage, River boats, River life, Social life and customs, Steamboats, Travel, Twain, Mark, Voyages and travels, Wit and humor