Life on the Mississippi

    Life on the Mississippi

    Mark Twain

    Dover 2012

    Paperback 576pp Illustrated

    9780486497273   Product Code: 16975

    Originally published in Boston in 1883, this is an illustrated edition of Mark Twain's recollections of his pre-Civil War days as a steamboat pilot. He recounts his boyhood ambition to be a steamboatman, describes the science of navigation on the mercurial river, narrates a later passenger trip from St Louis to New Orleans, and tells some tall tales. The 300 pen-and-ink drawings are by Edmund Henry Garrett, John Harley and AB Shute. Reprint.

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