Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.

Collected tales, sketches, speeches and essays / Collected tales, sketches, speeches, and essays Tales, sketches, speeches & essays Mark Twain ; Louis J. Budd, [editor]. - 2 volumes ; 21 cm. - The Library of America series ; 60-61 . - Library of America ; 60-61. .

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

[v. 1] 1852-1890 -- [v. 2] 1891-1910. volume 1 1852-1890 -- 1852: The Dandy Frightening the Squatter ; Historical Exhibition: A No. 1 Ruse ; Editorial Agility ; Blabbing Government Secrets! -- 1859: River Intelligence -- 1861: Ghost Life on the Mississippi -- 1862: Petrified Man -- 1863: Letter from Carson City ; Ye Sentimental Law Student ; All About the Fashions ; Letter from Steamboat Springs ; How to Cure a Cold ; The Lick House Ball ; The Great Prize Fight ; A Bloody Massacre Near Carson ; "Ingomar" Over the Mountains -- 1864: Miss Clapp's School ; Doings in Nevada ; Those Blasted Children ; Washoe.: "Information Wanted" ; The Evidence in the Case of Smith vs. Jones ; Whereas ; A Touching Story of George Washington's Boyhood ; The Killing of Julius Caesar "Localized" ; Lucretia Smith's Soldier -- 1865: Important Correspondence ; Answers to Correspondents ; Advice for Good Little Boys ; Advice for Good Little Girls ; Just "One More Unfortunate" ; Real Estate versus Imaginary Possessions, Poetically Considered ; Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog ; "Mark Twain" on the Launch of the Steamer "Capital" ; The Pioneers' Ball ; Uncle Lige ; A Rich Epigram ; Macdougall vs. Maguire ; The Christmas Fireside -- 1866: Policemen's Presents ; What Have the Police Been Doing? ; The Spiritual Seance ; A New Biography of Washington ; Reflections on the Sabbath -- 1867: Barnum's First Speech in Congress ; Female Suffrage: Views of Mark Twain ; Female Suffrage ; Official Physic ; A Reminiscence of Artemus Ward ; Jim Wolf and the Tom-Cats ; Information Wanted ; The Facts Concerning the Recent Resignation -- 1868: Woman: an Opinion ; General Washington's Negro Body-Servant ; Colloquy Between a Slum Child and a Moral Mentor ; My Late Senatorial Secretaryship ; The Story of Mamie Grant, the Child-Missionary ; Cannibalism in the Cars ; Private Habits of Horace Greeley ; Concerning Gen. Grant's Intentions -- 1869: Open Letter to Com. Vanderbilt ; Mr. Beecher and the Clergy ; Personal Habits of the Siamese Twins ; A Day at Niagara ; A Fine Old Man ; Journalism in Tennessee ; The Last Words of Great Men ; The Legend of the Capitoline Venus ; Getting My Fortune Told ; Back from "Yurrup" -- 1870: An Awful, Terrible Medieval Romance ; A Mysterious Visit ; The Facts in the Great Land-Slide Case ; The New Crime ; Curious Dream ; About Smells ; The Facts in the Case of the Great Beef Contract ; The Story of the Good Little Boy Who Did Not Prosper ; Disgraceful Persecution of a Boy ; Misplaced Confidence ; Our Precious Lunatic ; A Couple of Sad Experiences ; The Judge's "Spirited Woman" ; Breaking It Gently ; Post-Mortem Poetry ; Wit-Inspirations of the "Two-Year-Olds ; The Widow's Protest ; Report to the Buffalo Female Academy ; How I Edited an Agricultural Paper Once ; The "Tournament " in A.D. 1870. [v. 1 continued]. [1870 continued] Unburlesquable Things ; The Late Benjamin Franklin ; A Memory ; Domestic Missionaries Wanted ; Political Economy ; John Chinaman in New York ; The Noble Red Man ; The Approaching Epidemic ; A Royal Compliment ; Science vs. Luck ; Goldsmith's Friend Abroad Again ; Map of Paris ; Riley: Newspaper Correspondent ; A Reminiscence of the Back Settlements ; A General Reply ; Running for Governor ; Dogberry in Washington ; My Watch: An Instructive Little Tale -- 1871: The Facts in the Case of George Fisher, Deceased ; The Tone-Imparting Committee ; The Danger of Lying in Bed ; One of Mankind's Bores ; The Indignity Put upon the Remains of George Holland by the Rev. Mr. Sabine ; A Substitute for Rulloff ; About Barbers ; A Brace of Brief Lectures on Science ; The Revised Catechism -- 1872: The Secret of Dr. Livingstone's Continued Voluntary Exile ; How I Escaped Being Killed in a Duel -- 1873: Poor Little Stephen Girard ; Foster's Case ; License of the Press ; Fourth of July Speech in London ; The Ladies -- 1874: Those Annual Bills ; The Temperance Insurrection ; Rogers ; A Curious Pleasure Excursion ; A True Story, Repeated Word for Word as I Heard It ; An Encounter with an Interviewer -- 1875: The "Jumping Frog." In English. Then in French. Then clawed back into a civilized language once more, by patient, unremunerated toil ; Experience of the McWilliamses with Membranous Croup ; Some Learned Fables for Good Old Boys and Girls ; Petition Concerning Copyright ; "Party Cries" in Ireland ; The Curious Republic of Gondour -- 1876: A Literary Nightmare ; The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut ; [Date, 1601] Conversation, as it Was by the Social Fireside, in the Time of the Tudors ; The Canvasser's Tale ; The Oldest Inhabitant: the Weather of New England -- 1877: Francis Lightfoot Lee ; My Military History ; The Captain's Story ; The Invalid's Story ; Whittier Birthday Speech -- 1878: Farewell Banquet for Bayard Taylor ; About Magnanimous-Incident Literature -- 1879: the Great Revolution in Pitcairn ; Some Thoughts on the Science of Onanism ; A Presidential Candidate ; The Babies. As They Comfort Us in Our Sorrows, Let Us Not Forget Them in Our Festivities ; The New Postal Barbarism ; Postal Matters -- 1880: A Telephonic Conversation ; Reply to a Boston Girl ; Edward Mills and George Benton: A Tale ; Mrs. McWilliams and the Lightning ; "Millions In It" ; A Cat Tale -- 1881: The Benefit of Judicious Training ; Dinner Speech in Montreal ; Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims ; Etiquette -- 1882: Advice to Youth ; The Stolen White Elephant ; On the Decay of the Art of Lying ; Concerning the American Language ; Woman: God Bless Her ; The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm -- 1883: On Adam ; Why a Statue of Liberty When We Have Adam! -- 1884: Turncoats ; Mock Oration on the Dead Partisan -- 1885: The Character of Man ; On Speech-Making Reform ; The Private History of a Campaign that Failed -- 1886: The New Dynasty ; Our Children ; Taming the Bicycle -- 1887: Letter from the Recording Angel ; Dinner Speech: General Grant's Grammar ; Consistency ; Post-Prandial Oratory ; A Petition to the Queen of England -- 1888: American Authors and British Pirates -- 1889: Yale College Speech ; The Christening Yarn ; To Walt Witman -- 1890: On Foreign Critics ; Reply to the Editor of "The Art of Authorship" ; An Appeal Against Injudicious Swearing. volume 2 1891-1910 -- 1891: Aix-les-Bains ; Playing Courier ; Mental Telegraphy -- 1892: The Cradle of Liberty -- 1893: The £1,000,000 Bank-Note ; About All Kinds of Ships ; Extracts from Adam's Diary ; Is He Living or Is He Dead? ; The Esquimau Maiden's Romance ; Travelling with a Reformer ; Concerning Tobacco -- 1894: Private History of the "Jumping Frog" Story ; Macfarlane -- 1895: What Paul Bourget Thinks of Us ; Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences ; Fenimore Cooper's Further Literary Offenses ; How to Tell a Story -- 1896: Man's Place in the Animal World -- 1897: In Memoriam ; Which Was the Dream? -- 1898: A Word of Encouragement for Our Blushing Exiles ; About Play-Acting ; From the "London Times" of 1904 ; My Platonic Sweetheart ; The Great Dark -- 1899: Diplomatic Pay and Clothes ; Concerning the Jews ; Christian Science and the Book of Mrs. Eddy ; The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg ; My First Lie and How I Got Out of It -- 1900: My Boyhood Dreams ; Introducing Winston S. Churchill ; A Salutation-Speech from the Nineteenth Century to the Twentieth, Taken Down in Short-Hand by Mark Twain -- 1901: To the Person Sitting in Darkness ; Battle Hymn of the Republic (Brought Down to Date) ; As Regards Patriotism ; The United States of Lyncherdom ; Edmund Burke on Croker and Tammany ; Two Little Tales ; Corn-Pone Opinions -- 1902: Does the Race of Man Love a Lord? ; The Five Boons of Life ; Was It Heaven? Or Hell? ; The Dervish and the Offensive Stranger -- 1903: Why Not Abolish It? ; Mark Twain, Able Yachtsman, on Why Lipton Failed to Lift the Cup ; A Dog's Tale ; "Was the World Made for Man?" -- 1904: Italian Without a Master ; Saint Joan of Arc ; The $30,000 Bequest -- 1905: Concerning Copyright ; Adam's Soliloquy ; The Czar's Soliloquy ; Dr. Loeb's Incredible Discovery ; The War Prayer ; A Humane Word from Satan ; Christian Citizenship ; King Leopold's Soliloquy: A Defense of His Congo Rule ; A Helpless Situation ; Overspeeding ; In the Animal's Court ; Eve's Diary ; Eve Speaks ; Seventieth Birthday Dinner Speech ; Old Age -- 1906: The Gorky Incident ; William Dean Howells ; What Is Man? ; Hunting the Deceitful Turkey -- 1907: Dinner Speech at Annapolis ; Our Guest ; The Day We Celebrate ; Little Nelly Tells a Story Out of Her Own Head ; Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven -- 1908: Little Bessie -- 1909: The New Planet ; A Fable ; Letters from the Earth -- 1910: "The Turning Point of My Life."

A two-volume set that contains more than 270 speeches, sketches, short stories, maxims, and other writings by Mark Twain.

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Humorous stories, American.
Speeches, addresses, etc., American.

PS1303 / 1992b

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