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The Best Short Stories of Mark Twain (Modern Library Classics)

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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 author's vast imagination. Featuring popular stories such as "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg," and "The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut," the edition also includes some darker works written in the author's twilight years. Together, these selections illuminate the depth of Twain's artistry, humor, irony, and narrative genius.

Synopsis:

This unique collection of Twains essential short stories and semiautobiographical narratives is a testament to the authors 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 authors twilight years. These selections illuminate the depth of Twains artistry, humor, irony, and narrative genius.

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 Twains 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:
9780812971187
Editor:
Berkove, Lawrence I.
Introduction:
Hamill, Pete
Introduction by:
Hamill, Pete
Introduction:
Hamill, Pete
Editor:
Berkove, Lawrence I.
Author:
Berkove, Lawrence
Author:
Twain, Mark
Author:
Hamill, Pete
Author:
Edited, with a Preface and Notes, by Lawrence I. Berkove
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Humorous stories, American
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
23 BandW ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.98x5.24x.84 in. .65 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This unique collection of Twain's essential short stories and semiautobiographical narratives is a testament to the author's vast imagination. Featuring popular stories such as "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg," and "The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut," the edition also includes some darker works written in the author's twilight years. Together, these selections illuminate the depth of Twain's artistry, humor, irony, and narrative genius.
"Synopsis" by , This unique collection of Twains essential short stories and semiautobiographical narratives is a testament to the authors 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 authors twilight years. These selections illuminate the depth of Twains artistry, humor, irony, and narrative genius.
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