Category: quotes

Chicago In Novels: Life on the Mississippi

Life on the Mississippi is Mark Twain’s two-part memoir of his adventures as a steamboat pilot along the Mississippi River as a young man, published simultaneously in the US and UK in 1883 (James R. Osgood & Co, Boston and Chatto & Windus, London, respectively). Though Twain wrote often of his many experiences on and... Read more »

Chicago In Novels: Let No Man Write My Epitaph

The third novel of Willard Motley, Let No Man Write My Epitaph, gives us today’s Chicago In Novels quote. Though Halsted Street has changed dramatically since this was written in 1958 (Hello, condos, anyone?), much of it still holds quite unchanged decades later: “It is one block from Africa to Mexico, from Mexico to Italy... Read more »