Life on the Mississippi

Product Number: EB00051200
Released: Aug 22, 2013
Business Term: Purchase MultiUse
ISBN: #9781470398736
Please log in to view pricing

Description

The Mississippi River, known as " America' s River" and Mark Twain are practically synonymous in American culture. The popularity of Twain' s steamboat and steamboat pilot on the ever-changing Mississippi has endured for over a century. A brilliant amalgam of remembrance and reportage, by turns satiric, celebratory, nostalgic, and melancholy, Life on the Mississippi evokes the great river that Mark Twain knew as a boy and young man and the one he revisited as a mature and successful author. Written between the publication of his two greatest novels, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, Twain' s rich portrait of the Mississippi marks a distinctive transition in the life of the river and the nation, from the boom years preceding the Civil War to the sober times that followed it. Samuel Clemens became a licensed river pilot at the age of twenty-four under the apprenticeship of Horace Bixby, pilot of the Paul Jones. His name, Mark Twain, was derived from the river pilot term describing safe navigating conditions, or " mark two fathoms." This term was shortened to " mark twain" by the leadsmen whose job it was to monitor the water' s depth and report it to the pilot. Although Mark Twain used his childhood experiences growing up along the Mississippi in numerous works, nowhere is the river and the pilot' s life more thoroughly described than in Life on the Mississippi

This title is part of (or scheduled to be part of) the following subscriptions:

RBdigital eBook Classics Collection

All formats/editions

CD
x-large
Author(s): Mark Twain
Narrator(s): Norman Dietz
Genre: Classics
Product Number C2906
Released: Sep 02, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419310898
x-large
Author(s): Mark Twain
Narrator(s): Michael Prichard
Product Number DD31890
Released: Dec 27, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452600475
eAudio
x-large
Author(s): Mark Twain
Narrator(s): Norman Dietz
Genre: Classics
Product Number Z2373
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449877095
eBook
x-large
Author(s): Mark Twain
Product Number EB00162729
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: #9780679642046
x-large
Author(s): Mark Twain
Product Number EB00392895
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: #9781101029312
x-large
Author(s): Mark Twain
Product Number EB00629059
Released: Dec 22, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781480453388
x-large
Author(s): Mark Twain
Product Number EB00677610
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Start Classics
ISBN: #9781627938150
Kit
x-large
Homework Pack
Author(s): Mark Twain
Narrator(s): Norman Dietz
Genre: Classics
Product Number 3A605
Released: Jul 15, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419310911
x-large
Class Set
Author(s): Mark Twain
Narrator(s): Norman Dietz
Genre: Classics
Product Number 3K605
Released: Jan 01, 1986
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419310928
x-large
Hanging Bag
Author(s): Mark Twain
Narrator(s): Norman Dietz
Genre: Classics
Product Number 3C129
Released: Feb 22, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419310935
Text
x-large
Text - Paperback
Author(s): Mark Twain
Genre: Classics
Product Number 12316
Released: Mar 14, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Bantam Audio
ISBN: #9780553213492

Sign up for our email newsletter