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The Signet Classic book of Mark Twain's short stories / edited and with an introduction by Justin Kaplan.

By: Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Contributor(s): Kaplan, Justin.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Signet classic ; CE 1960.Publisher: New York : New American Library, 1985Description: 670 p. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 0451519604 (pbk.) :; 9780451519603 (pbk.).Subject(s): Short storiesDDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PS1303 | .K36 1985
Contents:
Notorious jumping frog of Calaveras County -- Story of the bad little boy -- Cannibalism in the cars -- Niagara -- Capitoline Venus -- Journalism in Tennessee -- A curious dream -- Facts in the great beef contract -- How I edited an agricultural paper -- A medieval romance -- My watch -- Political economy -- Science vs. luck -- Story of the good little boy -- A mysterious visit -- Buck Fanshaw's funeral -- Captain Ned Blakely -- His grandfather's old ram -- Dick Baker's cat -- A letter from Horace Greeley -- A true story -- Experience of the McWilliamses with membranous croup -- Mrs. McWilliams and the lightning -- McWilliamses and the burglar alarm -- Facts concerning the tecent carnival of crime in Connecticut -- Canvasser's tale -- Loves of Alonzo Fitz Clarence and Rosannah Ethelton -- Edward Mills and George Benton, a tale -- Jim Baker's bluejay yarn --
Man who put up at Gadsby's -- A curious experience -- Invalid's story -- Stolen white elephant -- A dying man's confession -- Professor's yarn -- A burning brand -- Private history of a campaign that failed -- A ghost story -- Luck -- Playing courier -- Californian's tale -- Extract from Adam's diary -- Eve's diary -- Esquimau maiden's romance -- Is he living or is he dead? -- £1,000,000 bank-note -- John Brown' and Mary Taylor --Cecil Rhodes and the shark -- Why Ed Jackson called on Commodore Vanderbilt --Man that corrupted Hadleyburg -- Death disk -- Two little tales -- Belated Russian passport -- Double-barreled detective story -- Five boons of life -- Was it heaven? or hell? -- A dog's tale -- A horse's tale -- $30,000 bequest -- War prayer -- Hunting the deceitful turkey -- Extract from Captain Stormfield's visit to heaven -- A fable -- How to tell a story.
Summary: This richly entertaining and comprehensive collection presents sixty-six of the very best of Mark Twain's short pieces. Compiled by Pulitzer Prize-winning Twain scholar and biographer Justin Kaplan.
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"Reproduced from The Writings of Mark Twain, edited by Albert Bigelow Paine"--T.p. verso.

Notorious jumping frog of Calaveras County -- Story of the bad little boy -- Cannibalism in the cars -- Niagara -- Capitoline Venus -- Journalism in Tennessee -- A curious dream -- Facts in the great beef contract -- How I edited an agricultural paper -- A medieval romance -- My watch -- Political economy -- Science vs. luck -- Story of the good little boy -- A mysterious visit -- Buck Fanshaw's funeral -- Captain Ned Blakely -- His grandfather's old ram -- Dick Baker's cat -- A letter from Horace Greeley -- A true story -- Experience of the McWilliamses with membranous croup -- Mrs. McWilliams and the lightning -- McWilliamses and the burglar alarm -- Facts concerning the tecent carnival of crime in Connecticut -- Canvasser's tale -- Loves of Alonzo Fitz Clarence and Rosannah Ethelton -- Edward Mills and George Benton, a tale -- Jim Baker's bluejay yarn --

Man who put up at Gadsby's -- A curious experience -- Invalid's story -- Stolen white elephant -- A dying man's confession -- Professor's yarn -- A burning brand -- Private history of a campaign that failed -- A ghost story -- Luck -- Playing courier -- Californian's tale -- Extract from Adam's diary -- Eve's diary -- Esquimau maiden's romance -- Is he living or is he dead? -- £1,000,000 bank-note -- John Brown' and Mary Taylor --Cecil Rhodes and the shark -- Why Ed Jackson called on Commodore Vanderbilt --Man that corrupted Hadleyburg -- Death disk -- Two little tales -- Belated Russian passport -- Double-barreled detective story -- Five boons of life -- Was it heaven? or hell? -- A dog's tale -- A horse's tale -- $30,000 bequest -- War prayer -- Hunting the deceitful turkey -- Extract from Captain Stormfield's visit to heaven -- A fable -- How to tell a story.

This richly entertaining and comprehensive collection presents sixty-six of the very best of Mark Twain's short pieces. Compiled by Pulitzer Prize-winning Twain scholar and biographer Justin Kaplan.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled throughout the West, writing humorous sketches for newspapers. In 1865, he wrote the short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which was very well received. He then began a career as a humorous travel writer and lecturer, publishing The Innocents Abroad in 1869, Roughing It in 1872, and, Gilded Age in 1873, which was co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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