Life on the Mississippi (Mass Market Paperbound)

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Fashioned from the same experiences that would inspire the masterpiece Huckleberry Finn, Life on the Mississippi is Mark Twain's most brilliant and most personal nonfiction work. It is at once an affectionate evocation of the vital river life in the steamboat era and a melancholy reminiscence of its passing after the Civil War, a priceless collection of humorous anecdotes and folktales, and a unique glimpse into Twain's life before he began to write.
Written in a prose style that has been hailed as among the greatest in English literature, Life on the Mississippi established Twain as not only the most popular humorist of his time but also America's most profound chronicler of the human comedy.

About the Author

John S.Tuckey was Professor of English at Purdue University. He was the author of "Mark Twain and Little Satan "as well as other studies on the writings of Mark Twain.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780553213492
ISBN-10: 0553213490
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Publication Date: May 7th, 1990
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: Bantam Classics