Life on the Mississippi
by Mark Twain
Publisher: Classic Reader 2008
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 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 Frank Harris - [email protected]
A biography of the great man, written by the Irish-American author, editor, journalist and publisher who was friendly with many well-known figures of his day. A wonderful work of art itself, no unnecessary data is wasted, no long reflexions bore us.
by Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky - Westminster Constable
In the case of Tolstoi and Dostoievski, their works are so bound up with their lives, with the personality of each author, that we cannot speak of the one without the other. Before studying them as artists, we must know what manner of men they are.
by Albert Bigelow Paine - [email protected]
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.