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Told in the unmistakable voice of America’s immortal storyteller, this chronicle of a vanishing past is a tale of two journeys. The first is that of Samuel Clemens, young antebellum-era steamboat pilot who navigates wide-eyed passengers on the Mississippi. And the second tells of a reflective Mark Twain. He’d return, years later, to observe the inevitable and dismaying post-Civil War developments along the currents of the ever-changing Great River.

Combining history, travelogue, and memoir, and sketched with humor and some likely tall tales, Life on the Mississippi offers insight into the making of Mark Twain, and a life that inspired his greatest novels.

Revised edition: Previously published as Life on the Mississippi, this edition of Life on the Mississippi (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • 17-07-2019

Borrowed can't return

Book/audio not linked so no immersion - returned book component but audio book remains despite multiple efforts to delete

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  • 15-07-2019

As good as it gets

Real classic told with great flair and attention to how the author wrote. I think all ages will always love this tale and this audio version is fantastic.

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  • 22-11-2020

His best work

very enjoyable fascinating to follow his life and the changes and development of the country in the 1850s though the 1880s

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  • Phil Tweedy
  • 24-07-2020

wonderful lesson of understanding the Mississipi

Thoughorly enjoyable story of the vagueries of Piloting a steamboat on the Mississipi, with particular learning of the SHAPE of the River

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