9780486414263

Life on the Mississippi

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486414263

  • ISBN10:

    0486414264

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-12-21
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Summary

The popular 19th-century humorist offers lively recollections ranging from his salad days as a novice steamboat pilot on one of the world's greatest rivers to views from the passenger deck in the twilight of the river culture's heyday. Engrossing and entertaining anecdotes by a peerless storyteller from a now-finished chapter of American history.

Author Biography

After the Civil War, Samuel Clemens (1835-1910) left his small town to seek work as a riverboat pilot. As Mark Twain, the Missouri native found his place in the world. Author, journalist, lecturer, wit, and sage, Twain created enduring works that have enlightened and amused readers of all ages for generations.

Table of Contents

The ``Body of the Nation'' x
The River and Its History
1(4)
The River and Its Explorers
5(4)
Frescoes from the Past
9(10)
The Boys' Ambition
19(4)
I Want to be a Cub-Pilot
23(3)
A Cub-Pilot's Experience
26(5)
A Daring Deed
31(5)
Perplexing Lessons
36(5)
Continued Perplexities
41(5)
Completing My Education
46(4)
The River Rises
50(5)
Sounding
55(5)
A Pilot's Needs
60(6)
Rank and Dignity of Piloting
66(5)
The Pilots' Monopoly
71(8)
Racing Days
79(7)
Cut-offs and Stephen
86(6)
I Take a Few Extra Lessons
92(4)
Brown and I Exchange Compliments
96(3)
A Catastrophe
99(4)
A Section in My Biography
103(1)
I Return to My Muttons
104(6)
Traveling Incognito
110(2)
My Incognito is Exploded
112(4)
From Cairo to Hickman
116(4)
Under Fire
120(5)
Some Imported Articles
125(4)
Uncle Mumford Unloads
129(6)
A Few Specimen Bricks
135(6)
Sketches by the Way
141(6)
A Thumb-Print and What Came of It
147(10)
The Disposal of a Bonanza
157(3)
Refreshments and Ethics
160(4)
Tough Yarns
164(1)
Vicksburg during the Trouble
165(6)
The Professor's Yarn
171(4)
The End of the ``Gold Dust''
175(1)
The House Beautiful
176(4)
Manufactures and Miscreants
180(4)
Castles and Culture
184(4)
The Metropolis of the South
188(3)
Hygiene and Sentiment
191(3)
The Art of Inhumation
194(2)
City Sights
196(5)
Southern Sports
201(6)
Enchantments and Enchanters
207(3)
``Uncle Remus'' and Mr. Cable
210(1)
Sugar and Postage
211(5)
Episodes in Pilot Life
216(4)
The ``Original Jacobs''
220(4)
Reminiscences
224(5)
A Burning Brand
229(7)
My Boyhood Home
236(4)
Past and Present
240(6)
A Vendetta and Other Things
246(4)
A Question of Law
250(4)
An Archangel
254(4)
On the Upper River
258(5)
Legends and Scenery
263(5)
Speculations and Conclusions
268(7)
Appendix 275

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