Life on the Mississippi

Filename: life-on-the-mississippi.pdf
ISBN: 9781613100400
Release Date: 1887
Number of pages: 320
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Library of Alexandria

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Life on the Mississippi

Filename: life-on-the-mississippi.pdf
ISBN: HARVARD:32044080901317
Release Date: 1883
Number of pages: 465
Author: Mark Twain
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Download and read online Life on the Mississippi in PDF and EPUB A memoir of the steamboat era on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War. The first half details a brief history of the river from its discovery by Hernando de Soto in 1541 and describes Twain's career as a Mississippi steamboat pilot, the fulfillment of a childhood dream. The second half of Life on the Mississippi tells of Twain's return, many years after, to travel the river from St. Louis to New Orleans. By then the competition from railroads had made steamboats passe, in spite of improvements in navigation and boat construction. Twain sees new, large cities on the river, and records his observations on greed, gullibility, tragedy, and bad architecture.


Life on the Mississippi

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Life on The Mississippi Illustrated

Filename: life-on-the-mississippi-illustrated.pdf
ISBN: 9783730988886
Release Date: 2014-03-03
Number of pages: 584
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: BookRix

Download and read online Life on The Mississippi Illustrated in PDF and EPUB Life on the Mississippi (1883) is a memoir by Mark Twain of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, and also a travel book, recounting his trip along the Mississippi from St. Louis to New Orleans many years after the War. The book begins with a brief history of the river as reported by Europeans and Americans, beginning with the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto in 1542. It continues with anecdotes of Twain's training as a steamboat pilot, as the 'cub' of an experienced pilot. He describes, with great affection, the science of navigating the ever-changing Mississippi River in a section that was first published in 1876, entitled "Old Times on the Mississippi". In the second half, Twain narrates his trip many years later on a steamboat from St. Louis to New Orleans. He describes the competition from railroads, and the new, large cities, and adds his observations on greed, gullibility, tragedy, and bad architecture. He also tells some stories that are most likely tall tales.


LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI

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Release Date: 2017-04-20
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Author: MARK TWAIN
Publisher: 右灰文化傳播有限公司可提供下載列印

Download and read online LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI in PDF and EPUB BUT the basin of the Mississippi is the BODY OF THE NATION. All the other parts are but members, important in themselves, yet more important in their relations to this. Exclusive of the Lake basin and of 300,000 square miles in Texas and New Mexico, which in many aspects form a part of it, this basin contains about 1,250,000 square miles. In extent it is the second great valley of the world, being exceeded only by that of the Amazon. The valley of the frozen Obi approaches it in extent; that of La Plata comes next in space, and probably in habitable capacity, having about eight-ninths of its area; then comes that of the Yenisei, with about seven-ninths; the Lena, Amoor, Hoang-ho, Yang-tse-kiang, and Nile, five-ninths; the Ganges, less than one-half; the Indus, less than one-third; the Euphrates, one-fifth; the Rhine, one-fifteenth. It exceeds in extent the whole of Europe, exclusive of Russia, Norway, and Sweden.


The boys ambition

Filename: the-boys-ambition.pdf
ISBN: PSU:000032969825
Release Date: 1975-01-01
Number of pages: 32
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Lerner Pub Group

Download and read online The boys ambition in PDF and EPUB Mark Twain relates the boyhood experiences on the Mississippi that led to his ambition to be a river-boat pilot.



Mark Twain and Life on the Mississippi

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ISBN: 0870233300
Release Date: 1981
Number of pages: 183
Author: Horst Hermann Kruse
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

Download and read online Mark Twain and Life on the Mississippi in PDF and EPUB A depiction of the period of Mark Twain's life when he wrote Life on the Mississippi examines the book's evolution and literary organization.


Mark Twain Life on the Mississippi

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ISBN: 1541020979
Release Date: 2016-12-14
Number of pages: 156
Author: Mark Twain
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Download and read online Mark Twain Life on the Mississippi in PDF and EPUB Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain detailing his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before and after the American Civil War. The book begins with a brief history of the river. It continues with anecdotes of Twain's training as a steamboat pilot, as the 'cub' of an experienced pilot. He describes, with great affection, the science of navigating the ever-changing Mississippi River. In the second half, the book describes Twain's return, many years later, to travel on a steamboat from St. Louis to New Orleans. He describes the competition from railroads, the new, large cities, and his observations on greed, gullibility, tragedy, and bad architecture. He also tells some stories that are most likely tall tales. Simultaneously published in 1883 in the U.S. and in England, it is said to be the first book composed on a typewriter.


Life On The Mississippi

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Mark Twain s Mississippi River

Filename: mark-twain-s-mississippi-river.pdf
ISBN: 9780760345504
Release Date: 2014-12-04
Number of pages: 176
Author: R. Kent Rasmussen
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

Download and read online Mark Twain s Mississippi River in PDF and EPUB "An illustrated history of the Mississippi River in Mark Twain's life and works. Includes sketches from early editions of Twain's classics, and full-color paintings, postcards, photographs, and maps"--



Life on the Mississippi 1883 by Mark Twain Memoir by Mark Twain

Filename: life-on-the-mississippi-1883-by-mark-twain-memoir-by-mark-twain.pdf
ISBN: 1533357595
Release Date: 2016-05-20
Number of pages: 222
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Download and read online Life on the Mississippi 1883 by Mark Twain Memoir by Mark Twain in PDF and EPUB Life on the Mississippi (1883) is a memoir by Mark Twain of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, and also a travel book, recounting his trip along the Mississippi River from St. Louis to New Orleans many years after the War. The book begins with a brief history of the river as reported by Europeans and Americans, beginning with the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto in 1542. It continues with anecdotes of Twain's training as a steamboat pilot, as the 'cub' (apprentice) of an experienced pilot, Horace E. Bixby. He describes, with great affection, the science of navigating the ever-changing Mississippi River in a section that was first published in 1876, entitled "Old Times on the Mississippi." Although Twain was actually 21 when he began his training, he uses artistic license to make himself seem somewhat younger, referring to himself as a "fledgling" and a "boy" who "ran away from home" to seek his fortune on the river, and playing up his own callowness and naivete. In the second half, Twain narrates his trip many years later on a steamboat from St. Louis to New Orleans. He describes the competition from railroads, and the new, large cities, and adds his observations on greed, gullibility, tragedy, and bad architecture. He also tells some stories that are most likely tall tales. Simultaneously published in 1883 in the United States and Great Britain, the book is the first submitted to a publisher as a typewritten manuscript. A stirring account of America's vanished past... The book that earned Mark Twain his first recognition as a serious writer... Discover the magic of life on the Mississippi. At once a romantic history of a mighty river, an autobiographical account of Mark Twain's early steamboat days, and a storehouse of humorous anecdotes and sketches, Life on the Mississippi is the raw material from which Twain wrote his finest novel: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ."


Old Times on the Mississippi

Filename: old-times-on-the-mississippi.pdf
ISBN: 9781613100387
Release Date: 1875
Number of pages: 78
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Library of Alexandria

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