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Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi - Oxford 1962


Title: Life on the Mississippi
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Oxford
Publication Date: 1962
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age. There are some markings to the textblock.

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Reader's note

This excellent biography deserves a place in your home library. Life on the Mississippi is at once a romantic history of a mighty river; an autobiographical account of Twain's early steamboat days; a storehouse of humorous anecdotes and sketches. It is the raw material from which Mark Twain wrote his finest novel Huckleberry Finn. It is an epochal record of America's growth, a stirring remembrance of her vanished past. And it earned for its author his first recognition as a serious writer. Life on the Mississippi is a book that measures the American future by the boundaries of the American past and is full of the wit and humor that makes Mark Twain such a beloved writer to this day.