The Resource Life on the Mississippi, (ebook)

Life on the Mississippi, (ebook)

Label
Life on the Mississippi
Title
Life on the Mississippi
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Language
eng
Summary
He was Sam Clemens, steamboat pilot, before he was Mark Twain, famous author. His better-known name originated with the lingo of navigation, and much of his writing was informed by his shipboard adventures on one of the world's great rivers. In this classic of American literature, Twain offers lively recollections ranging from his salad days as a novice pilot to views from the passenger deck in the twilight of the river culture's heyday. Under the tutelage of the most celebrated pilot on the Mississippi, young Twain acquires the skills to navigate a constantly changing riverscape, avoiding potential collisions with other boats and traversing winding channels in the dead of night. The vivid and ever-engaging narrative encompasses tales of riverside town feuds, the professional vicissitudes of a riverboat gambler, dramatic accounts of life in Vicksburg as the city lay under siege during the Civil War, and many other scenes from a now-vanished way of life. These antebellum visions take on a bittersweet cast with the author's postwar return to the region, when railroad competition has largely doomed the commercial steamboat and the old ways of life are passing into history. A testimonial to Twain's repute as the most popular humorist of his day, these reminiscences crackle with comic anecdotes and energetic witticisms. Engrossing and entertaining, this volume will captivate devotees of Twain, steamboat buffs, lovers of Americana, and students of American literature
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1835-1910
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Twain, Mark
Dewey number
818/.403
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1853-1929
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  • Garrett, Edmund H.
  • Harley, John J.
  • Shute, A. B.
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  • Twain, Mark
  • Mississippi River
  • Mississippi River Valley
  • Authors, American
  • Pilots and pilotage
Target audience
adult
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Life on the Mississippi, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486114903
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11602746
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remote
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11602746
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MWT11602746
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Life on the Mississippi, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486114903
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11602746
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11602746
System control number
MWT11602746
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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