Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain

By Mark Twain

Lifestyles at the Mississippi (1883) is a memoir by way of Mark Twain of his days as a steamboat pilot at the Mississippi River sooner than the yankee Civil struggle, and likewise a shuttle e-book, recounting his journey alongside the Mississippi River from St. Louis to New Orleans a long time after the battle.

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Kaplan, Fred. The Singular Mark Twain. New York: Doubleday, 2003. Kaplan, Justin. Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1966. , ed. Mark Twain: An Anthology of Recent Criticism. Delhi: Pencraft, 1992. de Koster, Katie, ed. Readings on Mark Twain. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1996. Lauber, John. The Making of Mark Twain: A Biography. New York: American Heritage Press, 1985. LeMaster, J. R. and James D. Wilson, eds. The Mark Twain Encyclopedia. New York: Garland, 1993. Michelson, Bruce.

Previously the supposition had been that it emptied into the Atlantic, or Sea of Virginia. CHAPTER II The River and Its Explorers La Salle himself sued for certain high privileges, and they were graciously accorded him by Louis XIV of inflated memory. Chief among them was the privilege to explore far and wide, and build forts, and stake out continents, and hand the same over to the king, and pay the expenses himself; receiving, in return, some little advantages of one sort or another; among them the monopoly of buffalo hides.

Thus, in Twain’s account of his education as a pilot, a massive blank space is concealed, suggesting that the pilothouse was indeed located at a remove from the steamboat, perched high on the superstructure called the “Texas” because of its being a detached part of the whole—a situation evoking the status of the independent republic of Texas before it jointed the Union. The pilothouse was constructed to give great visibility of the river ahead but it also acted to shut off those who worked there from certain realities of life along and on that river, the commerce to which Twain in the second half of the book (the postbellum half, as it were) is so very much alive.

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