By Mark Twain
Â“Mark Twain used to be the 1st actually American author, and we all seeing that are his heirs.Â”
A fantastic amalgam of remembrance and reportage, by way of turns satiric, celebratory, nostalgic, and depression, lifestyles at the Mississippi conjures up the nice river that Mark Twain knew as a boy and younger guy and the single he revisited as a mature and profitable writer. Written among the book of his maximum novels, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, TwainÂ’s wealthy portrait of the Mississippi marks a particular transition within the lifetime of the river and the kingdom, from the increase years previous the Civil battle to the sober occasions that it.
Library of the United States Paperback Classics characteristic authoritative texts drawn from the acclaimed Library of the US sequence and brought by way of todayÂ’s such a lot exclusive students and writers. every one ebook contains a precise chronology of the authorÂ’s lifestyles and profession, and essay at the number of the textual content, and notes.
The contents of this Paperback vintage are drawn from Mark Twain: Mississippi Writings, quantity quantity five within the Library of the US sequence. it's joined within the sequence through six significant other volumes, amassing the amassed works of Mark Twain.
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