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Humorous Stories and Sketches (Dover Thrift Editions)

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Mark Twain's inimitable blend of humor, satire, and masterly storytelling earned him a secure place in the front rank of American writers. This collection of eight stories and sketches, among them the celebrated classic "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," shows the great humorist at the top of his form.
Also included here are "Journalism in Tennessee," in which a novice newspaperman is shown the "correct way" to report a news story; "About Barbers," a delightful account of every barbershop customer's worst fear; "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses," Twain's hilarious savaging of that author's style; and four more: "A Literary Nightmare," "The Stolen White Elephant," "The Private History of a Campaign that Failed," and "How to Tell a Story."
Delightfully entertaining, these charming pieces will find an appreciative audience among students, general readers, and lovers of classic American humor.

Synopsis:

Eight delightfully entertaining pieces, including "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses," "Journalism in Tennessee," "About Barbers," "The Stolen White Elephant," and 3 more.

Synopsis:

Eight entertaining tales, including the celebrated classic "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses," Twain's hilarious savaging of that author's style; as well as "Journalism in Tennessee," "About Barbers," "The Stolen White Elephant," "A Literary Nightmare," "How to Tell a Story," and more.

Table of Contents

The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (1895; revised version, 1875)

Journalism in Tennessee (1869)

About Barbers (1871)

A Literary Nightmare (1876)

The Stolen White Elephant (1882)

The Private History of a Campaign that Failed (1885)

Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences (1895)

How to Tell a Story (1895)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486292793
Other:
Twain, Mark
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Twain, Mark
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Location:
Mineola, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Humorous stories, American
Subject:
Comedy sketches
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
Bd. 32-33
Publication Date:
19960931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.16 lb
Age Level:
from 11

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"Synopsis" by ,
Eight delightfully entertaining pieces, including "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses," "Journalism in Tennessee," "About Barbers," "The Stolen White Elephant," and 3 more.
"Synopsis" by ,
Eight entertaining tales, including the celebrated classic "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses," Twain's hilarious savaging of that author's style; as well as "Journalism in Tennessee," "About Barbers," "The Stolen White Elephant," "A Literary Nightmare," "How to Tell a Story," and more.

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