+612 9045 4394
Mod Lib Life On The Mississippi : Modern Library Classics (Paperback) - Mark Twain

Mod Lib Life On The Mississippi

Modern Library Classics (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 29th May 2007
ISBN: 9780375759376
Number Of Pages: 416

Share This Book:


RRP $26.00
Ships in 7 to 10 business days

Fashioned from the same experiences that would inspire the masterpiece Huckleberry Finn, Life on the Mississippi is Mark Twain's most brilliant and most personal nonfiction work. It is at once an affectionate evocation of the vital river life in the steamboat era and a melancholy reminiscence of its passing after the Civil War, a priceless collection of humorous anecdotes and folktales, and a unique glimpse into Twain's life before he began to write.
Written in a prose style that has been hailed as among the greatest in English literature, Life on the Mississippi established Twain as not only the most popular humorist of his time but also America's most profound chronicler of the human comedy.

p. 17
The Mississippi is Well worth Reading about
It is Remarkable
Instead of Widening towards its Mouth, it grows Narrower
It Empties four hundred and six million Tons of Mud
It was First Seen in 1542
It is Older than some Pages in European History
De Soto has the Pull
Older than the Atlantic Coast
Some Half-breeds chip in
La Salle Thinks he will Take a Hand
p. 26
La Salle again Appears, and so does a Cat-fish
Buffaloes also
Some Indian Paintings are Seen on the Rocks
"The Father of Waters" does not Flow into the Pacific
More History and Indians
Some Curious Performances
Not Early English
Natchez, or the Site of it, is Approached
p. 34
A little History
Early Commerce
Coal Fleets and Timber Rafts
We start on a Voyage
I seek Information
Some Music
The Trouble begins
Tall Talk
The Child of Calamity
Ground and lofty Tumbling
The Wash-up
Business and Statistics
Mysterious Band
Thunder and Lightning
The Captain speaks
Allbright weep
The Mystery settled
I am Discovered
Some Artwork proposed
I give an Account of Myself
p. 52
The Boys' Ambition
Village Scenes
Steamboat Pictures
A Heavy Swell
A Runaway
p. 59
A Traveller
A Lively Talker
A Wild-cat Victim
p. 64
Besieging the Pilot
Taken along
Spoiling a Nap
Fishing for a Plantation
"Points" on the River
A Gorgeous Pilothouse
p. 74
River Inspectors
Cottonwoods and Plum Point
Hat-Island Crossing
Touch and Go
It is a Go
A Lightning Pilot
p. 83
A Heavy-loaded Big Gun
Sharp Sights in Darkness
Abandoned to his Fate
Scraping the Banks
Learn him or Kill him
p. 92
Shake the Reef
Reason Dethroned
The Face of the Water
A Bewitching Scene
Romance and Beauty
p. 101
Putting on Airs
Taken down a bit
Learn it as it is
The River Rising
p. 103
In the Tract Business
Effects of the Rise
Plantations gone
A Measureless Sea
A Somnambulist Pilot
Supernatural Piloting
Nobody there
All Saved
p. 118
Low Water
Yawl sounding
Buoys and Lanterns
Cubs and Soundings
The Boat Sunk
Seeking the Wrecked
p. 126
A Pilot's Memory
Wages soaring
A Universal Grasp
Skill and Nerve
Testing a "Cub"
"Back her for Life"
A Good Lesson
p. 137
Pilots and Captains
High-priced Pilots
Pilots in Demand
A Whistler
A cheap Trade
Two-hundred-and-fifty-dollar Speed
p. 146
New Pilots undermining the Pilots' Association
Crutches and Wages
Putting on Airs
The Captains Weaken
The Association Laughs
The Secret Sign
An Admirable System
Rough on Outsiders
A Tight Monopoly
No Loophole
The Railroads and the War
p. 161
All Aboard
A Glorious Start
Loaded to Win
Bands and Bugles
Boats and Boats
Racers and Racing
p. 178
Ditching and Shooting
Mississippi Changes
A Wild Night
Swearing and Guessing
Stephen in Debt
He Confuses his Creditors
He makes a New Deal
Will Pay them Alphabetically
p. 180
Sharp Schooling
I am Inspected
Where did you get them Shoes?
Poll her Down
I want to kill Brown
I try to run her
I am Complimented
p. 188
A Question of Veracity
A Little Unpleasantness
I have an Audience with the Captain
Mr. Brown Retires
p. 194
I become a Passenger
We hear the News
A Thunderous Crash
They Stand to their Posts
In the Blazing Sun
A Grewsome Spectacle
His Hour has Struck
p. 202
I get my License
The War Begins
I become a Jack-of-all-trades
p. 203
I try the Alias Business
Region of Goatees
Boots begin to Appear
The River Man is Missing
The Young Man is Discouraged
Specimen Water
A Fine Quality of Smoke
A Supreme Mistake
We Inspect the Town
Desolation Way-traffic
A Wood-yard
p. 213
Old French Settlements
We start for Memphis
Young Ladies and Russia-leather Bags
p. 217
I receive some Information
Alligator Boats
Alligator Talk
She was a Rattler to go
I am Found Out
p. 224
The Devil's Oven and Table
A Bombshell falls
No Whitewash
Thirty Years on the River
Mississippi Uniforms
Accidents and Casualties
Two Hundred Wrecks
A Loss to Literature
Sunday-Schools and Brick Masons
p. 232
War Talk
I Tilt over Backwards
Fifteen Shot-holes
A Plain Story
Wars and Feuds
Darnell versus Watson
A Gang and a Woodpile
Western Grammar
River Changes
New Madrid
Floods and Falls
p. 241
Tourists and their Note-books
Captain Hall
Mrs. Trollope's Emotions
Hon. Charles Augustus Murray's Sentiment
Captain Marryat's Sensations
Alexander Mackay's Feelings
Mr. Parkman Reports
p. 247
Swinging down the River
Named for Me
Plum Point again
Lights and Snag Boats
Infinite Changes
A Lawless River
Changes and Jetties
Uncle Mumford Testifies
Pegging the River
What the Government does
The Commission Men and Theories
"Had them Bad"
Jews and Prices
p. 259
Murel's Gang
A Consummate Villain
Getting Rid of Witnesses
Stewart turns Traitor
I Start a Rebellion
I get a New Suit of Clothes
We Corer our Tracks
Pluck and Capacity
A Good Samaritan City
The Old and the New
p. 270
A Melancholy Picture
On the Move
River Gossip
She Went By a-Sparklin'
Amenities of Life
A World of Misinformation
Eloquence of Silence
Striking a Snag
Photographically Exact
Plank Side-walks
p. 279
Mutinous Language
The Dead-house
Cast-iron German and Flexible English
A Dying Man's Confession
I am Bound and Gagged
I get Myself Free
I Begin my Search
The Man with one Thumb
Red Paint and White Paper
He Dropped on his Knees
Fright and Gratitude
I Fled through the Woods
A Grisly Spectacle
Shout, Man, Shout
A look of Surprise and Triumph
The Muffled Gurgle of a Mocking Laugh
How strangely Things happen
The Hidden Money
p. 298
Ritter's Narrative
A Question of Money
Somebody is Serious
Where the Prettiest Girl used to Live
p. 305
A Question of Division
A Place where there was no License
The Calhoun Land Company
A Cotton-planter's Estimate
Halifax and Watermelons
Jewelled-up Bar-keepers
p. 311
An Austere Man
A Mosquito Policy
Facts dressed in Tights
A swelled Left Ear
p. 314
Signs and Scars
Cannon-thunder Rages
A Continual Sunday
A ton of Iron and no Glass
The Ardent is Saved
Mule Meat
A National Cemetery
A Dog and a Shell
Railroads and Wealth
Wharfage Economy
Vicksburg versus The "Gold Dust"
A Narrative in Anticipation
p. 324
The Professor Spins a Yarn
An Enthusiast in Cattle
He makes a Proposition
Loading Beeves at Acapulco
He wasn't Raised to it
He is Roped In
His Dull Eyes Lit Up.
Four Aces, you Ass!
He doesn't care for the Gores
p. 333
A Terrible Disaster
The "Gold Dust" explodes her Boilers
The End of a Good Man
p. 335
Mr. Dickens has a Word
Best Dwellings and their Furniture
Albums and Music
Pantalets and Conch-shells
Sugarcandy Rabbits and Photographs
Horse-hair Sofas and Snuffers
Rag Carpets and Bridal Chambers
p. 342
Rowdies and Beauty
Ice as Jewelry
Ice Manufacture
More Statistics
Some Drummers
Oleomargarine versus Butter
Olive Oil versus Cotton Seed
The Answer was not Caught
A Terrific Episode
A Sulphurous Canopy
The Demons of Var
The Terrible Gauntlet
p. 349
In Flowers, like a Bride
A White-washed Castle
A Southern Prospectus
Pretty Pictures
An Alligator's Meal
p. 356
The Approaches to New Orleans
A Stirring Street
Sanitary Improvements
Journalistic Achievements
Cisterns and Wells
p. 361
Beautiful Graveyards
Chameleons and Panaceas
Inhumation and Infection
Mortality and Epidemics
The Cost of Funerals
p. 366
I Meet an Acquaintance
Coffins and Swell Houses
Mrs. O'Flaherty goes One Better
Epidemics and Embamming
Six hundred for a Good Case
Joyful High Spirits
p. 371
French and Spanish Parts of the City
Mr. Cable and the Ancient Quarter
Cabbages and Bouquets
Cows and Children
The Shell Road
The West End
A Good Square Meal
The Pompano
The Broom-Brigade
Historical Painting
Southern Speech
p. 380
"Waw" Talk
Too Much to Bear
Fine Writing
Mule Racing
p. 391
The Mystic Crewe
Rex and Relics
Sir Walter Scott
A World Set Back
Titles and Decorations
A Change
p. 396
Uncle Remus
The Children Disappointed
We Read Aloud
Mr. Cable and Jean ah Poquelin
Involuntary Trespass
The Gilded Age
An Impossible Combination
The Owner Materializes
And Protests
p. 400
Tight Curls and Springy Steps
"No. I." Sugar
A Frankenstein Laugh
Spiritual Postage
A Place where there are no Butchers or Plumbers
Idiotic Spasms
p. 408
Working on Shares
Men who Stick to their Posts
He saw what he would do
A Day after the Fair
p. 415
A Patriarch
Leaves from a Diary
A Tongue-stopper
The Ancient Mariner
Pilloried in Print
Petrified Truth
p. 421
A Fresh "Cub" at the Wheel
A Valley Storm
Some Remarks on Construction
Sock and Buskin
The Man who never played Hamlet
I got Thirsty
Sunday Statistics
p. 430
I Collar an Idea
A Graduate of Harvard
A Penitent Thief
His Story in the Pulpit
Something Symmetrical
A Literary Artist
A Model Epistle
Pumps again Working
The "Nub" of the Note
p. 443
A Masterly Retreat
A Town at Rest
Boyhood's Pranks
Friends of my Youth
The Refuge fur Imbeciles
I am Presented with my Measure
p. 450
A Special Judgment
Celestial Interest
A Night of Agony
Another Bad attack
I become Convalescent
I address a Sunday-School
A Model Boy
p. 460
A second Generation
A hundred thousand Tons of Saddles
A Dark and Dreadful Secret
A Large Family
A Goldenhaired Darling
The Mysterious Cross
My Idol is Broken
A Bad Season of Chills and Fever
An Interesting Cave
p. 468
Perverted History
A Guilty Conscience
A Suppositious Case
A Habit to be Cultivated
I Drop my Burden
Difference in Time
p. 476
A Model Town
A Town that Comes up to Blow in the Summer
The Scare-crow Dean
Spouting Smoke and Flame
An Atmosphere that tastes good
The Sunset Land
p. 484
An Independent Race
Twenty-four-hour Towns
Enchanting Scenery
The Home of the Plow
Black Hawk
Fluctuating Securities
A Contrast
Electric Lights
p. 492
Indian Traditions and Rattlesnakes
A Three-ton Word
Chimney Rock
The Panorama Man
A Good Jump
The Undying Head
Peboan and Seegwun
p. 501
The Head of Navigation
From Roses to Snow
Climatic Vaccination
A Long Ride
Bones of Poverty
The Pioneer of Civilization
Jug of Empire
Siamese Twins
The Sugar-bush
He Wins his Bride
The Mystery about the Blanket
A City that is always a Novelty
Home again
p. 513
p. 524
p. 528
p. 532
Table of Contents provided by Syndetics. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780375759376
ISBN-10: 0375759379
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 29th May 2007
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.4  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition