Mississippi Writings

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Library of America, 1982 - 1084 pages
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I have always enjoyed the humor of Mark Twain but have only read two of his novels. I had started this book a few times but never got interested in it and put it down. This time I started by listening ... Read full review

Contents

Youu Tom Aunt Polly Decides Upon her Duty Tom
9
Strong Temptations Strategic Movements The Innocents
16
Tom as a General Triumph and Reward Dismal
22
Mental Acrobatics Attending SundaySchool The
28
A Useful Minister In Church The Climax
37
A Treaty Entered Into Early Lessons A Mistake Made
53
Tom Decides on his Course Old Scenes Reenacted
59
The Solemn Oath Terror Brings Repentance Mental
70
Cutoffs Ditching and Shooting Mississippi
337
Sharp Schooling Shadows I am Inspected
344
A Question of Veracity A Little Unpleasantness I
350
Old French Settlements We start for Memphis
369
The Devils Oven and Table A Bombshell falls
378
War Talk I Tilt over Backwards Fifteen Shot
384
Tourists and their Notebooks Captain Hall Mrs
391
Swinging down the River Named for Me
396

Muff Potter Comes Himself Toms Conscience at Work
76
Tom Shows his Generosity Aunt Polly Weakens
81
CampLife A Sensation Tom Steals Away from Camp
93
Tom Reconnoiters Learns the Situation Reports at
99
Memories of the Lost Heroes The Point in Toms Secret
113
Tom Tells the Truth
125
XXII
139
The Haunted House Sleepy Ghosts A Box
164
The Picnic Huck on Injun Joes Track
178
An Exploring Expedition Trouble Commences Lost
187
Tom tells the Story of their Escape Toms Enemy in
195
Ghosts An Awful Snug Place A Reception at
207
CONCLUSION
215
The Mississippi is Well worth Reading about It is
227
La Salle again Appears and so does a Catfish Buffaloes
233
The Boys Ambition Village Scenes Steamboat
253
Besieging the Pilot Taken along Spoiling a Nap
261
River Inspectors Cottonwoods and Plum Point
268
A Heavyloaded Big Gun Sharp Sights in Darkness
274
Shake the Reef Reason Dethroned The Face of the
280
Putting on Airs Taken down a bit Learn it as it is
286
In the Tract Business Effects of the Rise Plantations
292
Low Water Yawl sounding Buoys and Lanterns
299
A Pilots Memory Wages soaring A Universal
305
Pilots and Captains Highpriced Pilots Pilots in
313
New Pilots undermining the Pilots Association
319
All Aboard A Glorious Start Loaded to Win
330
Murels Gang A Consummate Villain Getting Rid
404
A Melancholy Picture On the Move River
413
Mutinous Language The Deadhouse Castiron
420
Ritters Narrative A Question of Money
433
An Austere Man A Mosquito Policy Facts dressed
441
Signs and Scars Cannonthunder Rages Cave
443
The Professor Spins a Yarn An Enthusiast in
450
A Terrible Disaster The Gold Dust explodes her
456
Rowdies and Beauty Ice as Jewelry Ice
463
The Approaches to New Orleans A Stirring Street
473
French and Spanish Parts of the City Mr Cable and
485
Waw Talk CockFighting Too Much to Bear
491
MardiGras The Mystic Crewe Rex and Relics
499
Tight Curls and Springy Steps Steamplows
510
A Fresh Cub at the Wheel A Valley Storm Some
521
A Masterly Retreat A Town at Rest Boyhoods
538
A Special Judgment Celestial Interest A Night of
543
A second Generation A hundred thousand Tons of
550
A Model Town A Town that comes up to Blow in the
560
Indian Traditions and Rattlesnakes A Threeton
571
The Head of Navigation From Roses to Snow
578
APPENDIX
586
and be tween stretch processions of thrifty farms not desolate
622
Chronology IOS7
1057
Note on the Texts
1109
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Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, in 1835, and died at Redding, Connecticut in 1910. In his person and in his pursuits he was a man of extraordinary contrasts. Although he left school at twelve when his father died, he was eventually awarded honorary degrees from Yale University, the University of Missouri, and Oxford University. His career encompassed such varied occupations as printer, Mississippi riverboat pilot, journalist, travel writer, and publisher. He made fortunes from his writing but toward the end of his life he had to resort to lecture tours to pay his debts. He was hot-tempered, profane, and sentimental?and also pessimistic, cynical, and tortured by self-doubt. His nostalgia helped produce some of his best books. He lives in American letters as a great artist, the writer whom William Dean Howells called “the Lincoln of our literature.”

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