Old Times on the Mississippi

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Old Times on the Mississippi is a non-fiction work by Mark Twain. It was published in 1876. Originally published in serial form in the Atlantic Monthly, in 1875, this same work was published as chapters 4 through 17 in Twain's later work, Life on the Mississippi (1883). Old Times on the the Mississippi has one last chapter that has nothing to do with the rest of the book. A Literary Nightmare describes the funny/sad/maddening effect that a catchy jingle can have on those unlucky enough to be captured by one. (Summary by John Greenman)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Travel & Geography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 1 - 'Cub' wants to be a Pilot John Greenman
Play 02 2 - 'Cub' Pilot's Experience; or, Learning the River John Greenman
Play 03 3 - The Continued Perplexities of 'Cub' Piloting John Greenman
Play 04 4 - The 'Cub' Pilot's Education nearly Completed John Greenman
Play 05 5 - 'Sounding' Faculties Peculiarly Necessary to a Pilot John Greenman
Play 06 6 - Official Rank and Dignity of a Pilot. The Rise and Decadence of the Pilot's Asociation John Greenman
Play 07 7 - Leaving Port; Racing; Shortening of the River by Cut-offs; A Steamboar's Ghost; 'Stephen's' Plan of 'Resumption' John Greenman
Play 08 8 - A Literary Nightmare John Greenman