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Life on the Mississippi

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest Association, ©1987.
Series: The World's best reading
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is Mark Twain's humorous and poetic evocation of the history of the river. He recounts his years as a boy during the heyday of the steamboat era, the fulfillment of his dream of becoming a steamboat pilot, and above all, his love for the river. It also records his return to the Mississippi two decades later, to a way of life that had all but passed.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Twain
ISBN: 0895772752 9780895772756
OCLC Number: 17500066
Description: 382 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Title: The World's best reading
Responsibility: Mark Twain ; afterword by Lafcadio Hearn.

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This is Mark Twain's humorous and poetic evocation of the history of the river. He recounts his years as a boy during the heyday of the steamboat era, the fulfillment of his dream of becoming a steamboat pilot, and above all, his love for the river. It also records his return to the Mississippi two decades later, to a way of life that had all but passed.

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