Life on the Mississippi

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Fiction - 247 pages
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I should say so. I fancy we shan't run any of the river this trip as you've ever seen it run before--so to speak. If the river begins to rise again, we'll go up behind bars that you've always seen standing out of the river, high and dry like the roof of a house; we'll cut across low places that you've never noticed at all, right through the middle of bars that cover three hundred acres of river.

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Life on the Mississippi" is as rambling as the river that inspired it, full of fanciful facts and anecdotes about Twain's days on the Mississippi, particularly as a young riverboat pilot. It is a ... Read full review

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Life on the Mississippi" is as rambling as the river that inspired it, full of fanciful facts and anecdotes about Twain's days on the Mississippi, particularly as a young riverboat pilot. It is a ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer for a time, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled in the West, writing humorous sketches for newspapers. In 1865, he wrote the short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which was very well received. He then began a career as a humorous travel writer and lecturer, publishing The Innocents Abroad in 1869, Roughing It in 1872, and, co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner, Gilded Age in 1873. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi (1883), and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910.

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