Life on the Mississippi

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IL: UG - BL: 9.1 - AR Pts: 24
Lexile measure:
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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.
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9783829050371
9780060955670
9780809533237
9780375759376
9781449848699
9780140390506
9780195101393
9780553213492
9780679600954
9781449877095
9781483090177
9780517626405
9780553904000
9780899664699
9780195114072
9781470398736
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Level 9.1, 24 Points
Lexile measure:
1090L
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Grouping Title life on the mississippi
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auth_author2 Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975., Dietz, Norman., Gardner, Grover., Wagenknecht, Edward, 1900-2004., Wager, Willis, 1911-
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title_display Life on the Mississippi
title_full Life on the Mississippi, Life on the Mississippi / Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi / Mark Twain ; foreword, Shelley Fisher Fishkin ; introduction, Willie Morris ; afterword, Lawrence Howe, Life on the Mississippi / Mark Twain ; illustrated by Thomas Hart Benton, with an introduction by Edward Wagenknecht and a number of previously suppressed passages, now printed for the first time, and edited with a note by Willis Wager, Life on the Mississippi / Mark Twain ; illustrated by Walter Stewart, Life on the Mississippi / Mark Twain ; introduction by Bill McKibben ; notes by James Danly, Life on the Mississippi / Mark Twain ; with an afterword by Leonard Kriegel, Life on the Mississippi / by Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi / by Mark Twain ; with an introduction by Harold Beaver, Life on the Mississippi / by Mark Twain ; with an introduction by James M. Cox, Life on the Mississippi / by Mark Twain [i.e. S. L. Clemens, Life on the Mississippi [(text) large print] / Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi [electronic resource] / Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi [electronic resource] Twain, Mark, 1835-1910., Life on the Mississippi [sound recording] / Mark Twain
title_short Life on the Mississippi
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