Life on the Mississippi

 
 
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  • erschienen am 1. Juni 2018
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  • 344 Seiten
 
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978-1-4209-5854-6 (ISBN)
 
First published in 1883, "Life on the Mississippi" is Mark Twain's depiction of his life on the Mississippi river as a steamboat pilot. The work begins with a brief history of the river from the perspective of notable Americans and Europeans starting with Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto in 1542. The narrative continues with Twain's memoir of his time as an apprentice under the stewardship of experienced steamboat pilot, Horace E. Bixby. While he was twenty-one at the time, Twain portrays himself as much younger, romanticizing his youthful exuberance for his adventures aboard the steamboats of the Mississippi. The second half of the book details a trip along the Mississippi River from St. Louis to New Orleans in the years following the American Civil War. A charming depiction of a bygone era in American history, combined with many tall tales and humorous anecdotes, "Life on the Mississippi" is one of Mark Twain's most famous works of non-fiction, one which would establish him as one of 19th century America's premier humorists. This edition includes a biographical afterword.
  • Englisch
  • La Vergne
  • |
  • USA
Neeland Media LLC
978-1-4209-5854-6 (9781420958546)
1420958542 (1420958542)
  • Intro
  • The 'Body of the Nation'
  • Chapter 1. The River and its History
  • Chapter 2. The River and its Explorers
  • Chapter 3. Frescoes from the Past
  • Chapter 4. The Boys' Ambition
  • Chapter 5. I Want To Be a Cub Pilot
  • Chapter 6. A Cub-Pilot's Experience
  • Chapter 7. A Daring Deed
  • Chapter 8. Perplexing Lessons
  • Chapter 9. Continued Perplexities
  • Chapter 10. Completing My Education
  • Chapter 11. The River Rises
  • Chapter 12. Sounding
  • Chapter 13. A Pilot's Needs
  • Chapter 14. Rank and Dignity of Piloting
  • Chapter 15. The Pilots' Monopoly
  • Chapter 16. Racing Days
  • Chapter 17. Cutoffs and Stephen
  • Chapter 18. I Take a Few Extra Lessons
  • Chapter 19. Brown and I Exchange Compliments
  • Chapter 20. A Catastrophe
  • Chapter 21. A Section in My Biography
  • Chapter 22. I Return To My Muttons
  • Chapter 23. Traveling Incognito
  • Chapter 24. My Incognito is Exploded
  • Chapter 25. From Cairo to Hickman
  • Chapter 26. Under Fire
  • Chapter 27. Some Imported Articles
  • Chapter 28. Uncle Mumford Unloads
  • Chapter 29. A Few Specimen Bricks
  • Chapter 30. Sketches By the Way
  • Chapter 31. A Thumbprint and What Came of It
  • Chapter 32. The Disposal of a Bonanza
  • Chapter 33. Refreshments and Ethics
  • Chapter 34. Tough Yarns
  • Chapter 35. Vicksburg During the Trouble
  • Chapter 36. The Professor's Yarn
  • Chapter 37. The End of the 'Gold Dust'
  • Chapter 38. The House Beautiful
  • Chapter 39. Manufactures and Miscreants
  • Chapter 40. Castles and Culture
  • Chapter 41. The Metropolis of the South
  • Chapter 42. Hygiene and Sentiment
  • Chapter 43. The Art of Inhumation
  • Chapter 44. City Sights
  • Chapter 45. Southern Sports
  • Chapter 46. Enchantments and Enchanters
  • Chapter 47. Uncle Remus and Mr. Cable
  • Chapter 48. Sugar and Postage
  • Chapter 49. Episodes in Pilot Life
  • Chapter 50. The 'Original Jacobs'
  • Chapter 51. Reminiscences
  • Chapter 52. A Burning Brand
  • Chapter 53. My Boyhood's Home
  • Chapter 54. Past and Present
  • Chapter 55. A Vendetta and Other Things
  • Chapter 56. A Question of Law
  • Chapter 57. An Archangel
  • Chapter 58. On the Upper River
  • Chapter 59. Legends and Scenery
  • Chapter 60. Speculations and Conclusions
  • Appendix A
  • Appendix B
  • Appendix C
  • Appendix D
  • Biographical Afterword

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