Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain

This book is a semi-autobiographical account of the author's experiences as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War. It provides a detailed and humorous depiction of life and society along the river, including the author's own journey from an eager young apprentice to a seasoned riverboat pilot. The book also includes a travelogue of a journey down the Mississippi River much later in life, offering a look at the dramatic changes brought about by industrialization and the Civil War.

The 1035th greatest book of all time


Published
1883
Nationality
American
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
300-600
Words
127,000
Original Language
English

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