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The Best Short Stories of Mark Twain

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This unique collection of Twain’s essential short stories and semiautobiographical narratives is a testament to the author’s vast imagination. Featuring popular tales such as “Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog” and “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg,” as well as some delightful excerpts from The Diaries of Adam and Eve, this compilation also includes darker works written in the author’s twilight years. These selections illuminate the depth of Twain’s artistry, humor, irony, and narrative genius.

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This unique collection of Twain's essential short stories and semiautobiographical narratives is a testament to the

Synopsis:

Collects several of Mark Twain's short stories, including "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog," "Political Economy," and "Extracts from Adam's Diary."

About the Author

LAWRRENCE I. BERKOVE, this volume's editor, is a professor of English at the University of Michigan–Dearborn, and a noted authority on Mark Twain. He has published groundbreaking essays on Twain’s major novels, short fiction, travel literature, and religious values.

PETE HAMILL, this volume's introducer, is a journalist, screenwriter, novelist, and short-story writer, and the author of A Drinking Life: A Memoir and Why Sinatra Matters. His ten novels include Snow in August and Forever. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307431981
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
Fiction : General
Introduction:
Hamill, Pete
Editor:
Berkove, Lawrence
Edited by:
Lawrence I. Berkove
Author:
Berkove, Lawrence I.
Author:
Edited, with a Preface and Notes, by Lawrence I. Berkove
Author:
Mark, Twain
Author:
Lawrence I. Berkove
Author:
Twain, Mark
Subject:
Fiction : Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Humorous stories, American
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040413
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
364

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"Synopsis" by , This unique collection of Twain's essential short stories and semiautobiographical narratives is a testament to the
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