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Life On The Mississippi

Life On The Mississippi by Mark Twain
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The Love For the Mississippi River“There's only one way to be a pilot, and that is to get this entire river by heart. You have to know it just like A B C.' That was a dismal revelation to me; for my memory was never loaded with anything but blank cartridges.” - Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

In Life on the Mississippi, Mark Twain portrays 19th-century America as seen by a steamboat pilot who dreams of becoming a writer. At the same time, it is a novel of change; soon after leaving behind his apprenticeship, the writing style changes and so does the author’s view. 25 years later, the Mississippi River is different yet surprisingly familiar.


This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

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Xist Publishing; March 2016
341 pages; ISBN 9781681956213
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Title: Life On The Mississippi
Author: Mark Twain