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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Dimensions (in):10 x 7 x 0.4
- Publication Date:October 6, 2009
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This novel portrays a group of steamboat passengers whose interlocking stories are told as they travel down the Mississippi River toward New Orleans. The work includes several satires of 19th century literary figures: Mark Winsome is based on Ralph Waldo Emerson while his "practical disciple" Egbert is Henry David Thoreau; Charlie Noble is based on Nathaniel Hawthorne; Edgar Allan Poe inspired a beggar in the story.
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