This vintage book contains Mark Twain s 1883 memoir, "Life on the Mississippi." As well as being a memoir of his time spent as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi river, this book is also a travel book that recounts his journey along the river from St. Louis to New Orleans - many years after the War. A fascinating and characteristically humourous account, this volume is highly recommended for fans of Twain s work, and it would make for a great addition to any personal collection. The chapters of this book include: The River and Its History, The River and Its Explorers, Frescoes from the Past, The Boy s Ambition, I Want to be a Cub-Pilot, A Cub-Pilot s Experience, A Daring Deed, Perplexing Lessons, Continued Perplexities, Completing my Education, etcetera. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 - 1910), better known by his pseudonym, Mark Twain, was a seminal American writer and humourist. This antiquarian book is being republished now in an affordable, modern edition - complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author."