Life on the Mississippi

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Fashioned from the same experiences that would inspire the masterpiece Huckleberry Finn, Life on the Mississippi is Mark Twain's most brilliant and most personal nonfiction work. It is at once an affectionate evocation of the vital river life in the steamboat era and a melancholy reminiscence of its passing after the Civil War, a priceless collection of humorous anecdotes and folktales, and a unique glimpse into Twain's life before he began to write. Written in a prose style that has been hailed as among the greatest in English literature, Life on the Mississippi established Twain as not only the most popular humorist of his time but also America's most profound chronicler of the human comedy.
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Level 9.1, 24 Points
Lexile measure:
1090L
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Mississippi River Valley -- Intellectual life -- 19th century
Mississippi River Valley -- Social life and customs
Mississippi River Valley -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
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title_full Life on the Mississippi
Life on the Mississippi / Mark Twain
Life on the Mississippi / Mark Twain ; foreword, Shelley Fisher Fishkin ; introduction, Willie Morris ; afterword, Lawrence Howe
Life on the Mississippi / Mark Twain ; illustrated by Thomas Hart Benton, with an introduction by Edward Wagenknecht and a number of previously suppressed passages, now printed for the first time, and edited with a note by Willis Wager
Life on the Mississippi / Mark Twain ; illustrated by Walter Stewart
Life on the Mississippi / Mark Twain ; introduction by Bill McKibben ; notes by James Danly
Life on the Mississippi / Mark Twain ; with an afterword by Leonard Kriegel
Life on the Mississippi / by Mark Twain
Life on the Mississippi / by Mark Twain ; with an introduction by Harold Beaver
Life on the Mississippi / by Mark Twain ; with an introduction by James M. Cox
Life on the Mississippi / by Mark Twain [i.e. S. L. Clemens
Life on the Mississippi [(text) large print] / Mark Twain
Life on the Mississippi [electronic resource] / Mark Twain
Life on the Mississippi [electronic resource] Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Life on the Mississippi [sound recording] / Mark Twain
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Description and travel
Fiction
Homes and haunts
Intellectual life
Journeys
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Literary Anthologies
Pilots and pilotage
Social life and customs
Steamboats
Travel
Twain, Mark