Life on the Mississippi
Author: Twain, Mark (pseud. of Samuel Clemens)
Reference #: 2109
Status: For Sale
List Price: $60.00
Easton Press, Norwalk Connecticut, 1972. Bound in bonded leather with nautical wheel motif in gilt; four raised bands; gilt titles; faux marbled endpapers; sewn-in silk book mark; all edges gilt. Publisher’s Preface, Introduction by Edward Wagenknecht, “and a number of previously suppressed passages, now printed for the first time – the “cremation cut”, the illustration for which appears on p. xi of this printing - and edited with a note by Willis Wager.” Illustrations by Thomas Hart Benton. Fine. Part of Easton Press’s “Masterpieces of American Literature” series.
Noted for his two enduring novels of boyhood on the Mississippi, and his satire, Twain’s works of travel provide ample evidence of the breadth of his writing ability. The present memoir is based upon his years as a steamboat pilot on that river, and of his life-long connection to it. If you thrilled to his fictional descriptions of the mighty river in the tales of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, this is a worthy addition to your library.
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