Life on the Mississippi

Life on the Mississippi Summary

Life on the Mississippi (1883) is a memoir by Mark Twain of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, and also a travel book, recounting his trip along the Mississippi from St. Louis to New Orleans many years after the War.

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Wonderful5 star

An awesome diary of of Mark Twain📝55


Great!5 star

This was the first Mark Twain book I read in its entirety, loved it. Free, too! Great snapshot of his life as a riverboat pilot, and superbly written!55

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