Life on the Mississippi

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 161310040X

Category: Authors, American

Page: 320

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Leben auf dem Mississippi / Nach dem fernen Westen

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3862678628

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Mark Twain (1835-1910) verbrachte seine Kindheit in der Kleinstadt Hannibal am Mississippi. Seit 1859 war er Lotse auf dem Fluß, musste die Arbeit 1862 jedoch wegen des amerikanischen Bürgerkriegs aufgeben. Danach unternahm er ausgedehnte Reisen in den Westen der USA. In den beiden Teilen dieses Buches schildert er auf humoristische Weise seine Erlebnisse und Erfahrungen und setzt sich sarkastisch mit dem »American Way of Life« seiner Zeitgenossen auseinander.
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Life on the Mississippi: (Illustrated)

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Osmora Incorporated

ISBN: 2765904138

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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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 from St. Louis to New Orleans many years after the War.
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Black Life on the Mississippi

Slaves, Free Blacks, and the Western Steamboat World

Author: Thomas C. Buchanan

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807876565

Category: History

Page: 272

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All along the Mississippi--on country plantation landings, urban levees and quays, and the decks of steamboats--nineteenth-century African Americans worked and fought for their liberty amid the slave trade and the growth of the cotton South. Offering a counternarrative to Twain's well-known tale from the perspective of the pilothouse, Thomas C. Buchanan paints a more complete picture of the Mississippi, documenting the rich variety of experiences among slaves and free blacks who lived and worked on the lower decks and along the river during slavery, through the Civil War, and into emancipation. Buchanan explores the creative efforts of steamboat workers to link riverside African American communities in the North and South. The networks African Americans created allowed them to keep in touch with family members, help slaves escape, transfer stolen goods, and provide forms of income that were important to the survival of their communities. The author also details the struggles that took place within the steamboat work culture. Although the realities of white supremacy were still potent on the river, Buchanan shows how slaves, free blacks, and postemancipation freedpeople fought for better wages and treatment. By exploring the complex relationship between slavery and freedom, Buchanan sheds new light on the ways African Americans resisted slavery and developed a vibrant culture and economy up and down America's greatest river.
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Life On The Mississippi (密西西比河上的生活)

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 67

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Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain detailing his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before and after the American Civil War. The book begins with a brief history of the river.
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Mark Twain and "Life on the Mississippi"

Author: Horst Hermann Kruse

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870233302

Category: History

Page: 183

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A depiction of the period of Mark Twain's life when he wrote Life on the Mississippi examines the book's evolution and literary organization.
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Life and Death on the Mississippi

Author: Brian Mead,Max Porter

Publisher: Club Lighthouse Publishing

ISBN: 1897532717

Category:

Page: N.A

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A dysfunctional tale of betrayal, robbery and murder told in duelling perspectives by two woman hating friends with an adversarial relationship. Set in a small Mississippi river town where opportunity is slim and none, the four friends fall upon hard times and take the biggest risk of their lives in an effort to break the economic chains and boundaries society has placed on them. The story is street wise and a touch cruel, but just as things begin to look up, it all crashes down and leaves only one friend in the end to reflect on where it all went wrong.
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My Life on the Mississippi

or Why I am Not Mark Twain

Author: Richard Bissell

Publisher: eNet Press

ISBN: 1618865587

Category:

Page: N.A

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A skillful, and frequently hilarious, comparison of Mark Twain and the author, Richard Bissell. Part commentary and part autobiography, Bissell deftly interweaves family history, anecdotes, and career paths into an unforgettable linking of two outstanding authors and river boat buffs living almost a century apart.
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Prehistoric Life on the Mississippi Floodplain

Stone Tool Use, Settlement Organization, and Subsistence Practices at the Labras Lake Site, Illinois

Author: Richard W. Yerkes

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226951515

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

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At the confluence of the Illinois, the Missouri, and the Mississippi Rivers lies the "American Bottom," a broad floodplain that prehistoric peoples inhabited for millennia. Precisely how did they live? What were their ties to the natural world around them? In this study, based upon some six years of intensive archeological and geological research at Labras Lake in St. Clair County, Illinois, Richard W. Yerkes interprets a wealth of important new data in a stimulating and original fashion. With a fine-tuned control of the data, Yerkes challenges prevailing theories based on simple classifications of stone tools according to shape or on simple models of diffuse and focal economies. He views environment as a dynamic factor in economic and cultural life, rather than as merely a backdrop to it. Using incident light microscopy, he examines wear patterns on stone tools to determine what activities were performed during each period the site was inhabited—the Late Archaic, the Late Woodland, and the Mississippian. As he documents environmental change at Labras Lake, he analyzes plant and animal remains in context to explore diet and seasonal patterns of subsistence and settlement. The result is a more accurate and detailed picture than ever before what prehistoric life on the Mississippi floodplain was like. Yerkes shows how to assess the duration and size of occupations and how to determine where and when true permanent settlements arose. What others call "sedentary encampments" he reveals as sequences of small residental occupations for a narrow range of activities during shorter, seasonal periods. His contribution to the study of the development of sedentism is potentially far-reaching and will interest many North American anthropologists and archeologists.
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Grammardog Guide to Life on the Mississippi

Author: Mary Jane McKinney

Publisher: Grammardog LLC

ISBN: 160857024X

Category: Education

Page: 57

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Grammardog Teacher's Guide contains 16 quizzes for this travel book. All sentences are from the book. Figurative language describes the voyage up the Mississippi ("gray beards of Spanish moss," "water's mulatto complexion," "the desert of water," "dense forest that guards the two banks," "angry ridge of water," "a boat hates shoal water"). Allusions include many references to literature (Robinson Crusoe, Shakespeare, Dante, Don Quixote, Frankenstein, Richard III, Othello).
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Life on the Mississippi (Volume 1 of 2 ) (EasyRead Large Bold Edition)

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1427084173

Category: History

Page: 324

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Books for All Kinds of Readers Read HowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible editions simultaneously released with publishers' new books so that all readers can have access to the books they want to read. To find more books in your format visit www.readhowyouwant.com
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Life on the Mississippi (Volume 2 of 2 ) (EasyRead Super Large 18pt Edition)

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1427084491

Category: History

Page: 388

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Books for All Kinds of Readers Read HowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible editions simultaneously released with publishers' new books so that all readers can have access to the books they want to read. To find more books in your format visit www.readhowyouwant.com
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Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt

Author: Jesmyn Ward

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956142284

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Jojo und seine kleine Schwester Kayla leben bei ihren Großeltern Mam and Pop an der Golfküste von Mississippi. Leonie, ihre Mutter, kümmert sich kaum um sie. Sie nimmt Drogen und arbeitet in einer Bar. Wenn sie high ist, wird Leonie von Visionen ihres toten Bruders heimgesucht, die sie quälen, aber auch trösten. Mam ist unheilbar an Krebs erkrankt, und der stille und verlässliche Pop versucht, den Haushalt aufrecht zu erhalten und Jojo beizubringen, wie man erwachsen wird. Als der weiße Vater von Leonies Kindern aus dem Gefängnis entlassen wird, packt sie ihre Kinder und eine Freundin ins Auto und fährt zur »Parchment Farm«, dem staatlichen Zuchthaus, um ihn abzuholen. Eine Reise voller Gefahr und Hoffnung. Jesmyn Ward erzählt so berührend wie unsentimental von einer schwarzen Familie in einer von Armut und tief verwurzeltem Rassismus geprägten Gesellschaft. Was bedeuten familiäre Bindungen, wo sind ihre Grenzen? Wie bewahrt man Würde, Liebe und Achtung, wenn man sie nicht erfährt? Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt ist ein großer Roman, getragen von Wards so besonderer melodischer Sprache, ein zärtliches Familienporträt, eine Geschichte von Hoffnungen und Kämpfen, voller Anspielungen auf das Alte Testament und die Odyssee.
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Tom Sawyer als Detektiv

Von Huck Finn erzählt

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3743711362

Category: Fiction

Page: 52

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Mark Twain: Tom Sawyer als Detektiv. Von Huck Finn erzählt Erstdruck: New York, Harper Brothers, 1896. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: El Greco, Junge mit Kerze, 1570. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.
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The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (Mark Twain) (Literary Thoughts Edition)

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3741821977

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Literary Thoughts edition presents The Gilded Age by Mark Twain ------ The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today is an 1873 novel by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner that satirizes greed and political corruption in post-Civil War America in the era now referred to as the Gilded Age. It is the only novel Twain wrote with a collaborator, and its title very quickly became synonymous with graft, materialism, and corruption in public life. All books of the Literary Thoughts edition have been transscribed from original prints and edited for better reading experience. Please visit our homepage www.literarythoughts.com to see our other publications.
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The Complete Non-Fiction Writings of Mark Twain

Old Times on the Mississippi + Life on the Mississippi + Christian Science + Queen Victoria’s Jubilee + My Platonic Sweetheart + Editorial Wild Oats

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026804619

Category: History

Page: 2257

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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Non-Fiction Writings of Mark Twain” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This collection comprises six non-fiction works Mark Twain published over the course of his life. Table of Contents: Old Times on the Mississippi Life on the Mississippi Christian Science Queen Victoria’s Jubilee My Platonic Sweetheart Editorial Wild Oats Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).
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Huckleberry Finn

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899961447

Category:

Page: 157

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ÄEin Klassiker sei ein Buch, das die Leute loben, aber nicht lesen, fand Mark Twain - und hat mit den Abenteuern von Tom Sawyer und Huckleberry Finn doch das Gegenteil bewiesen. Mit dem richtigen Vorleser ist das Hörbuch eines der schönsten Wege, frühere Lieblingsbücher nicht nur wieder-, sondern neu zu entdecken. So ein Glücksfall ist Ken Dukens Lesung des Huckleberry Finn, mit dem der junge Schauspieler, geboren 1979, sein Debüt als Vorleser gibt. Mit heiserer Lakonie und burschikosem Witz erzählt er Huck Finns Abenteuer.ä (hr2 Hörbuch-Bestenliste) Ken Duken wurde 1979 geboren und lebt in München und Berlin. Aktuell Dreharbeiten für den Kinofilm Störtebeker. Kino- und TV-Rollen u.a. in Störtebeker, From Another Point Of View (2004), Tödlicher Umweg (2004), Im Visier des Bösen (2003), Rette deine Haut (2000), Gran Paradiso (1999). 2005 erhielt er den Grimme Preis für seine Rolle in dem Film Kiss & Run (2002, Regie: Anette Ernst). Huckleberry Finn, hr2 Hörbuch-Bestenliste im Februar 2006, ist seine erste Hörbuchproduktion.
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