Life on the Mississippi (1883) is a memoir by Mark Twain of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, and also a travel book, recounting his trip along the Mississippi River from St. Louis to New Orleans many years after the War.The book begins with a brief history of the river as reported by Europeans and Americans, beginning with the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto in 1542.

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  • Vita sul Mississippi (Life on the Mississippi, 1883), è un'opera autobiorafica di Mark Twain, in cui egli ricorda le sue esperienze di navigazione sul fiume Mississippi. Il libro fu pubblicato contemporaneamente negli Stati Uniti e in Inghilterra. Viene talvolta citato come il primo libro scritto con una macchina per scrivere.
  • Leben auf dem Mississippi (Life on the Mississippi) ist eine 1883 erschienene Erzählung des US-amerikanischen Schriftstellers Mark Twain über sein eigenes Leben als Lotse auf verschiedenen Mississippi-Dampfern in der Zeit vor und nach dem Amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg. Das Buch ist mehrfach ins Deutsche übersetzt worden. 1980 wurde das Werk verfilmt.
  • La vida en el Misisipí (en inglés Life on the Mississippi) es un relato de memorias del escritor estadounidense Mark Twain publicado originalmente en 1883, sobre sus días como piloto navegante de un vapor de ruedas en el río Misisipi antes del inicio de la Guerra de Secesión estadounidense, y también un libro de viaje en el que cuenta su travesía a lo largo del Misisipi muchos años después de la guerra.La primera edición en español apareció en Buenos Aires en 1947, traducida la obra por Carlos María Reyles, bajo la editorial Emecé.
  • Life on the Mississippi (1883) is a memoir by Mark Twain of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, and also a travel book, recounting his trip along the Mississippi River from St. Louis to New Orleans many years after the War.The book begins with a brief history of the river as reported by Europeans and Americans, beginning with the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto in 1542. It continues with anecdotes of Twain's training as a steamboat pilot, as the 'cub' (apprentice) of an experienced pilot, Horace E. Bixby. He describes, with great affection, the science of navigating the ever-changing Mississippi River in a section that was first published in 1876, entitled "Old Times on the Mississippi". Although Twain was actually 21 when he began his training, he uses artistic license to make himself seem somewhat younger, referring to himself as a "fledgling" and a "boy" who "ran away from home" to seek his fortune on the river, and playing up his own callowness and naïveté.In the second half, Twain narrates his trip many years later on a steamboat from St. Louis to New Orleans. He describes the competition from railroads, and the new, large cities, and adds his observations on greed, gullibility, tragedy, and bad architecture. He also tells some stories that are most likely tall tales.Simultaneously published in 1883 in the United States and Great Britain, the book is the first submitted to a publisher as a typewritten manuscript.
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  • Vita sul Mississippi (Life on the Mississippi, 1883), è un'opera autobiorafica di Mark Twain, in cui egli ricorda le sue esperienze di navigazione sul fiume Mississippi. Il libro fu pubblicato contemporaneamente negli Stati Uniti e in Inghilterra. Viene talvolta citato come il primo libro scritto con una macchina per scrivere.
  • Leben auf dem Mississippi (Life on the Mississippi) ist eine 1883 erschienene Erzählung des US-amerikanischen Schriftstellers Mark Twain über sein eigenes Leben als Lotse auf verschiedenen Mississippi-Dampfern in der Zeit vor und nach dem Amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg. Das Buch ist mehrfach ins Deutsche übersetzt worden. 1980 wurde das Werk verfilmt.
  • La vida en el Misisipí (en inglés Life on the Mississippi) es un relato de memorias del escritor estadounidense Mark Twain publicado originalmente en 1883, sobre sus días como piloto navegante de un vapor de ruedas en el río Misisipi antes del inicio de la Guerra de Secesión estadounidense, y también un libro de viaje en el que cuenta su travesía a lo largo del Misisipi muchos años después de la guerra.La primera edición en español apareció en Buenos Aires en 1947, traducida la obra por Carlos María Reyles, bajo la editorial Emecé.
  • Life on the Mississippi (1883) is a memoir by Mark Twain of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, and also a travel book, recounting his trip along the Mississippi River from St. Louis to New Orleans many years after the War.The book begins with a brief history of the river as reported by Europeans and Americans, beginning with the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto in 1542.
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