Life on the Mississippi

Product Number: EB00162729
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780679642046
Publisher: Modern Library
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'I am a person who would quit authorizing in a minute to go to piloting,' Mark Twain once remarked. 'I would rather sink a steamboat than eat, any time.' And in 1882, Twain did just that: he returned to the river of his youth as a mature writer determined to expand seven articles which he had serialized in The Atlantic Monthly in 1875 into the definitive travelogue on the great Mississippi. Although Life on the Mississippi was not commercially successful when first published in May 1883, it is the work that Twain later claimed was the favorite among his books. Twain's rich portrait of the Mississippi also marks a distinctive transition in the life of the nation, from the boom years preceding the Civil War to the sober times that followed. Yet it is infused with the irreverent humor that was his trademark. 'Mark Twain was the first writer who ever used the American vernacular at the level of art,' said Bernard de Voto. 'He had a greater effect than any other writer on the evolution of American prose.'

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Author(s): Mark Twain
Original Publish Date: Oct 31, 2000

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Author(s): Mark Twain
Narrator(s): Norman Dietz
Genre: Classics
Product Number C2906
Released: Sep 02, 2004
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ISBN: #9781419310898
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Author(s): Mark Twain
Narrator(s): Michael Prichard
Product Number DD31890
Released: Dec 27, 2010
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452600475
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Author(s): Mark Twain
Narrator(s): Norman Dietz
Genre: Classics
Product Number Z2373
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449877095
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Author(s): Mark Twain
Product Number EB00051200
Released: Aug 22, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470398736
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Author(s): Mark Twain
Product Number EB00796968
Released: Dec 04, 2019
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Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: #9780486114903
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Author(s): Mark Twain
Product Number EB00392895
Released: Jun 05, 2014
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Publisher: Signet
ISBN: #9781101029312
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Author(s): Mark Twain
Product Number EB00388489
Released: Jun 05, 2014
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Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9781101573853
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Author(s): Mark Twain
Product Number EB00629059
Released: Dec 22, 2015
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Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781480453388
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Mark Twain
Narrator(s): Norman Dietz
Genre: Classics
Product Number 3A605
Released: Jul 15, 2005
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ISBN: #9781419310911
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Mark Twain
Narrator(s): Norman Dietz
Genre: Classics
Product Number 3C129
Released: Feb 22, 2006
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ISBN: #9781419310935
Text
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Mark Twain
Genre: Classics
Product Number 12316
Released: Mar 14, 2000
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Publisher: Bantam Audio
ISBN: #9780553213492

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