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Humorous Stories and Sketches
by Mark Twain


Overview - Mark Twain's inimitable blend of humor, satire, and masterly storytelling earned him a secure place in the front rank of American writers. This collection of eight stories and sketches, among them the celebrated classic -The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, - shows the great humorist at the top of his form.Also included here are -Journalism in Tennessee, - in which a novice newspaperman is shown the -correct way- to report a news story; -About Barbers, - a delightful account of every barbershop customer's worst fear; -Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses, - Twain's hilarious savaging of that author's style; and four more: -A Literary Nightmare, - -The Stolen White Elephant, - -The Private History of a Campaign that Failed, - and -How to Tell a Story.-Delightfully entertaining, these charming pieces will find an appreciative audience among students, general readers, and lovers of classic American humor.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Mark Twain's inimitable blend of humor, satire, and masterly storytelling earned him a secure place in the front rank of American writers. This collection of eight stories and sketches, among them the celebrated classic -The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, - shows the great humorist at the top of his form.Also included here are -Journalism in Tennessee, - in which a novice newspaperman is shown the -correct way- to report a news story; -About Barbers, - a delightful account of every barbershop customer's worst fear; -Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses, - Twain's hilarious savaging of that author's style; and four more: -A Literary Nightmare, - -The Stolen White Elephant, - -The Private History of a Campaign that Failed, - and -How to Tell a Story.-Delightfully entertaining, these charming pieces will find an appreciative audience among students, general readers, and lovers of classic American humor.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780486292793
  • ISBN-10: 0486292797
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publish Date: September 1996
  • Page Count: 80
  • Reading Level: Ages 11-UP

Series: Dover Thrift Editions

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