Life on the Mississippi
by Mark Twain
Publisher: James R. Osgood 1883
Number of pages: 384
Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain detailing his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War. The book begins with a brief history of the river from its discovery by Hernando de Soto in 1541. It continues with anecdotes of Twain's training as a steamboat pilot, as the 'cub' of an experienced pilot.
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by G. Barnett Smith - Ward and Downey
This volume is a complete survey of the life and work of the most celebrated Frenchman of the nineteenth century. This is the only book which relates the full story of his life, and now traces to its close his literary career.
by John Morley - The Macmillan Company
The existence, character, and career of this extraordinary person constituted in themselves a new and prodigious era. The peculiarities of his individual genius changed the mind and spiritual conformation of France, and of the whole of the West.
by Mark Twain
' I was born without teeth -- and there Richard III had the advantage of me; but I was born without a humpback, likewise, and there I had the advantage of him. My parents were neither very poor nor conspicuously honest. '
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Biography of the classic American humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.