Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain audiobook

Life on the Mississippi

By Mark Twain
Read by Robin Field

Mission Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200521814

  • ISBN: 9798200521791

  • ISBN: 9798200521807

Runtime: 18.67 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In Life on the Mississippi, the great American humorist Mark Twain recounts his journeys on the mighty Mississippi river. Covering the beginnings of his career as steamboat pilot, Twain entertains us with his wit, anecdotes and wild stories of the myriad characters and adventures he encounters. From a brief history of the Mississippi we are taken on to a recollection of the river life with its rich history and engaging narrative, newcomers and fans of Twain alike.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With his series of humorous memoirs, Twain made himself one of the most beloved characters of American literature. In Life on the Mississippi, he combined an entertaining coming-of-age story with a late homecoming journal. Together they revealed great changes within the author and in our country’s heartland.” Library Journal
“The author’s wicked wit, enduring seductiveness, and flat-out subversiveness continues to captivate audiences in each new generation.” New York Times, praise for the author

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Author

Author Bio: Mark Twain

Author Bio: Mark Twain

Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel L. Clemens (1835–1910), was born in Florida, Missouri, and grew up in Hannibal on the west bank of the Mississippi River. He attended school briefly and then at age thirteen became a full-time apprentice to a local printer. When his older brother Orion established the Hannibal Journal, Samuel became a compositor for that paper and then, for a time, an itinerant printer. With a commission to write comic travel letters, he traveled down the Mississippi. Smitten with the riverboat life, he signed on as an apprentice to a steamboat pilot. After 1859, he became a licensed pilot, but two years later the Civil War put an end to the steam-boat traffic.

In 1861, he and his brother traveled to the Nevada Territory where Samuel became a writer for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise, and there, on February 3, 1863, he signed a humorous account with the pseudonym Mark Twain. The name was a river man’s term for water “two fathoms deep” and thus just barely safe for navigation.

In 1870 Twain married and moved with his wife to Hartford, Connecticut. He became a highly successful lecturer in the United States and England, and he continued to write.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 18.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English