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Old Times on the Mississippi by Mark Twain, Part 1

Old Times on the Mississippi was originally published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1875. In these stories, Twain tells of his experience working on riverboats on the Mississippi River. Old Times on the Mississippi was later incorporated in to Twain's larger work, Life on the Mississippi, published in 1883.

Tom Bacon reads these classic Mark Twain tales for The Bookshelf.

Chris Maccini previously worked at SPR as Morning Edition host and producing arts and special programming such as The Bookshelf, Poetry Moment, Northwest Arts Review, special features and more.