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Life on the Mississippi - 61 edition

Life on the Mississippi (ISBN10: 0451521722; ISBN13: 9780451521729)
ISBN13: 978-0451521729
ISBN10: 0451521722

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0451528179
ISBN10: 0451528174

Summary: The Mississippi River and Mark Twain are practically synonymous in American culture. Known as "America's river," the popularity of Twain's steamboat and steamboat pilots on the ever-changing Mississippi has endured prominently over the years.

Samuel Clemens became a licensed river pilot at the age of 24 under the apprenticeship of Horace Bixby, pilot of the Paul Jones. His name, Mark Twain, was derived from the river pilot term describing safe nav ...show moreigating conditions or "mark two fathoms". This term was shortened to "mark twain" by the leadsmen whose job it was to monitor the water's depth and report it to the pilot.

Although Mark Twain used his childhood experiences growing up along the Mississippi in numerous works, nowhere is the river and pilot's life more thoroughly described than in Life on the Mississippi. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 61
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Signet Classics
Published: 11/01/1961
International: No



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