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Title:
The complete humorous sketches and tales of Mark Twain
Author:
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Short stories
Edition:
First Da Capo Press edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Da Capo Press, 1996.

©1985
Physical Description:
722 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Danger of lying in bed -- Fashion item -- Interview with Artemus Ward -- My first literary venture -- New Beecher Church -- King William III -- "Blanketing" the Admiral -- Deception -- Genuine Mexican Plug -- Great landslide case -- How the author was sold in Newark -- 110 tin whistles -- Lionizing murderers -- Markiss, King of Liars -- Mr. Arkansas -- Nevada Nabobs -- What Hank said to

Horace Greeley -- When the buffalo climbed a tree -- Curious pleasure excursion -- Rogers -- Speech -- Poems by Twain & Moore -- Encounter with an Interviewer -- Johnny Greer -- Jumping frog -- Office bore -- "Party cries" in Ireland -- Petition re. copyright -- Siamese twins -- Speech at the Scottish banquet -- Speech on accident insurance -- Facts re. recent carnival of crime in Connecticut -- Letter -- Punch, brothers, punch -- Notes of an idle excursion -- Speech on the weather -- Whittier birthday speech.

About magnanimous-incident literature -- O'Shah -- Great revolution in Pitcairn -- Speech: the babies -- American in Europe -- American party -- Ascending the Riffelberg -- Awful German language -- Great French duel -- King's encore -- Laborious ant -- My long crawl in the dark - Nicodemus Dodge -- Skeleton for a Black Forest novel -- Telephonic conversation -- 2 works of art -- Why Germans wear spectacles -- Young Cholley Adams -- Plymouth Rock & the Pilgrims -- Re. the American language -- Legend of Sagenfeld in Germany -- On the decay of the art of lying -- Paris notes.

Art of inhumation -- Keelboat talk & manners -- Intro. "The new guide of the conversation in Portuguese & English" -- Petition to the Queen of England -- Majestic literary fossil -- About all kinds of ships -- Cure for the blues -- Enemy conquered ... -- Traveling with a Reformer -- Private history of the "Jumping Frog" -- Fenimore Cooper's literary offenses -- Hell of a hotel at Maryborough -- Indian crow -- At the appetite cure -- Austrian Edison keeping school again -- From "London Times" of 1904 -- My first lie... -- My boyhood dreams -- Amended obituaries -- Does the race of man love a Lord? -- Instructions in art -- Italian with grammar -- Italian without a master -- Petrified man -- Dutch Nick massacre.
ISBN:
9780306807022
Format :
Book

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