The Resource Life on the Mississippi, Mark Twain ; with an introduction by Justin Kaplan and a new afterword by John Seelye

Life on the Mississippi, Mark Twain ; with an introduction by Justin Kaplan and a new afterword by John Seelye

Label
Life on the Mississippi
Title
Life on the Mississippi
Statement of responsibility
Mark Twain ; with an introduction by Justin Kaplan and a new afterword by John Seelye
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A memoir of the steamboat era on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War. The first half details a brief history of the river from its discovery by Hernando de Soto in 1541 and describes Twain's career as a Mississippi steamboat pilot, the fulfillment of a childhood dream. The second half of Life on the Mississippi tells of Twain's return, many years after, to travel the river from St. Louis to New Orleans. By then the competition from railroads had made steamboats passe, in spite of improvements in navigation and boat construction. Twain sees new, large cities on the river, and records his observations on greed, gullibility, tragedy, and bad architecture
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1835-1910
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Twain, Mark
Dewey number
917.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS1314
LC item number
.A1 2009b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kaplan, Justin
  • Seelye, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Twain, Mark
  • Authors, American
  • Pilots and pilotage
  • Steamboats
  • Mississippi River Valley
  • Mississippi River
Target audience
adult
Label
Life on the Mississippi, Mark Twain ; with an introduction by Justin Kaplan and a new afterword by John Seelye
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A note on the text: The text of this edition of Life on the Mississippi is that of the first edition published by the American Publishing Company at Hartford, Connecticut, in 1883. Spelling and punctuation have been brought into conformity with modern American usage."--p. [374]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 373 p.
Isbn
9780451531209
Lccn
2009484170
System control number
  • (OCoLC)233548249
  • 1021864
  • (OCoLC)ocn233548249
  • 1021864
Label
Life on the Mississippi, Mark Twain ; with an introduction by Justin Kaplan and a new afterword by John Seelye
Publication
Note
"A note on the text: The text of this edition of Life on the Mississippi is that of the first edition published by the American Publishing Company at Hartford, Connecticut, in 1883. Spelling and punctuation have been brought into conformity with modern American usage."--p. [374]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 373 p.
Isbn
9780451531209
Lccn
2009484170
System control number
  • (OCoLC)233548249
  • 1021864
  • (OCoLC)ocn233548249
  • 1021864

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