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Life on the Mississippi Mass market paperbound - 2009

by Mark Twain; Introduction by Justin Kaplan; Afterword by John Seelye

At once a romantic history of a mighty river and an autobiographical account of Twain's early steamboat days, here is the raw material from which Mark Twain wrote his finest novel, "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Revised reissue.


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At once a romantic history of a mighty river, an autobiographical account of Twain?s early steamboat days, and a storehouse of humorous anecdotes and sketches, here is the raw material from which Mark Twain wrote his finest novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

From the publisher

Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, in 1835, and died at Redding, Connecticut in 1910. In his person and in his pursuits he was a man of extraordinary contrasts. Although he left school at twelve when his father died, he was eventually awarded honorary degrees from Yale University, the University of Missouri, and Oxford University. His career encompassed such varied occupations as printer, Mississippi riverboat pilot, journalist, travel writer, and publisher. He made fortunes from his writing but toward the end of his life he had to resort to lecture tours to pay his debts. He was hot-tempered, profane, and sentimentaland also pessimistic, cynical, and tortured by self-doubt. His nostalgia helped produce some of his best books. He lives in American letters as a great artist, the writer whom William Dean Howells called “the Lincoln of our literature.”

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  • Title Life on the Mississippi
  • Author Mark Twain; Introduction by Justin Kaplan; Afterword by John Seelye
  • Binding Mass Market Paperbound
  • Edition Reprint
  • Pages 400
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Signet Book
  • Date 2009-03-03
  • Features Bibliography, Price on Product - Canadian
  • ISBN 9780451531209 / 0451531205
  • Weight 0.42 lbs (0.19 kg)
  • Dimensions 6.76 x 4.18 x 1.08 in (17.17 x 10.62 x 2.74 cm)
  • Ages 18 to UP years
  • Grade levels 13 - UP
  • Reading level 1090
  • Themes
    • Chronological Period: 19th Century
    • Cultural Region: Mississippi River Basin
  • Library of Congress subjects Twain, Mark, Authors, American - 19th century
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2009484170
  • Dewey Decimal Code B

About the author

In his person and in his pursuits, Mark Twain (1835-1910) was a man of extraordinary contrasts. Although he left school at twelve, when his father died, he was eventually awarded honorary degrees from Yale University, the University of Missouri, and Oxford University. His career encompassed such varied occupations as printer, Mississippi riverboat pilot, journalist, travel writer, and publisher. He made fortunes from his writing, but toward the end of his life he had to resort to lecture tours to pay his debts. He was hot-tempered, profane, and sentimental--and also pessimistic, cynical, and tortured by self-doubt. His nostalgia for the past helped produce some of his best books. He lives in American letters as a great artist, the writer whom William Dean Howells called "the Lincoln of our literature."

Justin Kaplan is the author of numerous books including Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award; Mark Twain and His World; Walt Whitman: A Life; and with his wife, Anne Bernays, Back Then: Two Lives in 1950s New York. In 1985, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

John Seelye is a leading American Studies scholar and Graduate Research Professor Emeritus of American Literature at the University of Florida. His books include The True Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain in the Movies: A Meditation with Pictures, and Beautiful Machine: Rivers and the Republic Plan, 1755-1825.

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