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Mark Twain's Library of Humorby Roy Blount Jr.
Synopses & Reviews
Beginning with the piece that made Mark Twain famous--The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County--and ending with his fanciful How I Edited an Agricultural Paper, thistreasure trove of an anthology, an abridgment of the 1888 original, collects twenty of Twain's own pieces, in addition to tall tales, fables, and satires by forty-three of Twain's contemporaries, including WashingtonIrving, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ambrose Bierce, William Dean Howells, Joel Chandler Harris, Artemus Ward, and Bret Harte.
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Selections from an anthology originally published in 1888 include twenty pieces by Mark Twain in addition to works by forty-three of his contemporaries, including Washington Irving, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and William Dean Howells.
About the Author
Mark Twain (1835-1910) was born Samuel Clemens in Missouri. As a boy, he worked as a printer and a Mississippi River pilot. A leading literary influence in his own time and ever since, he is the author of many classics, including Roughing It, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Life on the Mississippi, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.
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