The complete short stories of Mark Twain

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For deft plotting, riotous inventiveness, unforgettable characters, and language that brilliantly captures the lively rhythms of American speech, no American writer comes close to Mark Twain. This sparkling anthology covers the entire span of Twain's inimitable yarn-spinning, from his early broad comedy to the biting satire of his later years. Every one of his sixty stories is here: ranging from the frontier humor of "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," to the bitter vision of humankind in "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg," to the delightful hilarity of "Is He Living or Is He Dead?" Surging with Twain's ebullient wit and penetrating insight into the follies of human nature, this volume is a vibrant summation of the career of-in the words of H. L. Mencken-"the father of our national literature."
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display_description This comprehensive volume of all of Twain's shorter works is representative of his vast humor and wit. "The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain" includes the following tales: "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "The Story 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," "The Story 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: A Tale, 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," "Playing Courier," "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," and "The Mysterious Stranger." Nearly 500 pages of classic tales by one of America's most loved authors.
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Social life and customs