Physical Description:11 audio discs (13.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Publisher:Ashland, OR :Blackstone Audio,2010.
Participant or Performer Note:
Performed by Grover Gardner.
A brilliant amalgam of remembrance and reportage, by turns satiric, celebratory, nostalgic, and melancholy, Life on the Mississippi evokes the great river that Mark Twain knew as a boy and young man and the one he revisited as a mature and successful author. Written between the publication of his two greatest novels, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, Twain's rich portrait of the Mississippi marks a distinctive transition in the life of the river and the nation, from the boom years preceding the Civil War to the sober times that followed it.