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Life on the Mississippi,

Author: Mark Twain; Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: New York, London, Harper & Brothers [1917]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An account of Twain's experiences as an apprentice riverboat pilot in the days of the great Mississippi steamboats.
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Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Life on the Mississippi.
New York, London, Harper & Brothers [1917]
(OCoLC)569097172
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Twain; Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 1352447
Description: 4 preliminary leaves, 526, [1] pages frontispiece, plates 21 cm
Contents: The river and its history --
The river and its explorers --
Frescoes from the past --
The boys' ambition --
I want to be a cub-pilot --
A cub-pilot's experience --
A daring deed --
Perplexing lessons --
Continued perplexities --
Completing my education --
The river rises --
Sounding --
A pilot's needs --
Rank and dignity of piloting --
The pilots' monopoly --
Racing days --
Cut-offs and stephen --
I take a few extra lessons --
Brown and i exchange compliments --
A catastrophe --
A section in my biography --
I return to my muttons --
Traveling incognito --
My incognito is exploded --
From Cairo to Hickman --
Under fire --
Some imported articles --
Uncle Mumford unloads --
A few specimen bricks --
Sketches by the way --
A thumb-print and what came of it --
The disposal of a bonanza --
Refreshments and ethics --
Tough yarns --
Vicksburg during the trouble --
The professor's yarn --
The end of the 'gold dust' --
The house beautiful --
Manufactures and miscreants --
Castles and culture --
The metropolis of the south --
Hygiene and sentiment --
The art of inhumation --
City sights --
Southern sports --
Enchantments and enchanters --
Uncle remus and mr. cable --
Sugar and postage --
Episodes in pilot life --
The 'original jacobs' --
Reminiscences --
A burning brand --
My boyhood's home --
Past and present --
A vendetta and other things --
A question of law --
An archangel --
On the upper river --
Legends and scenery --
Speculations and conclusions --
Appendix.
Responsibility: by Mark Twain.

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An account of Twain's experiences as an apprentice riverboat pilot in the days of the great Mississippi steamboats.

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