Life On The Mississippi

Life On The Mississippi

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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,… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: 1883

Word count: 143,742 words (≈ about 10 hours)

Source: Project Gutenberg

Copyright: Public Domain


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