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The Complete Short Stories (Everyman's Library)

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These sixty satirical, rollicking, uproarious tales by the greatest yarn-spinner in our literary history are as fresh and vivid as ever more than a century after their author’s death.

Mark Twain’s famous novels Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn have long been hailed as major achievements, but the father of American literature also made his mark as a master of the humorous short story. All the tales he wrote over the course of his lengthy career are gathered here, including such immortal classics as “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg," “The Diary of Adam and Eve,” and “The $30,000 Bequest.” Twain’s inimitable wit, his nimble plotting, and his unerring insight into human nature are on full display in these wonderfully entertaining stories.

Synopsis:

The only complete edition in hardcover of the satirical, rollicking, uproarious tales--sixty in all--by the greatest yarn-spinner in our literary history. Now in an Everyman's Library Edition.

All the tales Mark Twain wrote over the course of his lengthy career are gathered here, including such immortal classics as "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" and "The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg." Twain's inimitable wit, his nimble plotting, and his unerring insight into human nature are on full display in these wonderfully entertaining stories.

About the Author

MARK TWAIN was born in Missouri in 1835 and died in Connecticut in 1910.

Table of Contents

The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

TheStory of the Bad Little Boy

Cannibalism in the Cars

A Day at Niagara

Legend of the Capitoline Venus

Journalism in Tennessee

A Curious Dream

The Facts in the Great Beef Contract

How I Edited an Agricultural Paper

A Medieval Romance

My Watch

Political Economy

Science vs. Luck

The Story of the Good Little Boy

Buck Fanshaw’s Funeral

TheStory of the Old Ram

Tom Quartz

A Trial

The Trials of Simon Erickson

A True Story

Experience of the McWilliamses with Membranous Croup

Some Learned Fables for Good Old Boys and Girls

The Canvasser’s Tale

The Loves of Alonzo Fitz Clarence and Rosannah Ethelton

Edward Mills and George Benton: ATale

The Man Who Put Up at Gadsby’s

Mrs. McWilliams and the Lightning

What Stumped the Bluejays

A Curious Experience

The Invalid’s Story

The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm

The Stolen White Elephant

A Burning Brand

A Dying Man’s Confession

The Professor’s Yarn

A Ghost Story

Luck

PlayingCourier

The Californian’s Tale

The Diary of Adam and Eve

The Esquimau Maiden’s Romance

Is He Living or Is He Dead?

The £1,000,000 Bank-Note

Cecil Rhodes and the Shark

The Joke That Made Ed’s Fortune

A Story Without an End

The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

The Death Disk

Two Little Tales

The Belated Russian Passport

A Double-Barreled Detective Story

The Five Boons of Life

Was It Heaven? Or Hell?

A Dog’s Tale

The $30,000 Bequest

A Horse’s Tale

Hunting the Deceitful Turkey

Extract from Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven

A Fable

The Mysterious Stranger

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307959379
Author:
Twain, Mark
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Author:
Gopnik, Adam
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
744
Dimensions:
8.29 x 5.35 x 1.59 in 1.7 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The only complete edition in hardcover of the satirical, rollicking, uproarious tales--sixty in all--by the greatest yarn-spinner in our literary history. Now in an Everyman's Library Edition.

All the tales Mark Twain wrote over the course of his lengthy career are gathered here, including such immortal classics as "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" and "The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg." Twain's inimitable wit, his nimble plotting, and his unerring insight into human nature are on full display in these wonderfully entertaining stories.

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