The Complete Short Stories

Hardcover | June 5, 2012

byMark TwainIntroduction byAdam Gopnik

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These sixty satirical, rollicking, uproarious tales by the greatest yarn-spinner in our literary history are as fresh and vivid as ever more than a century after their author’s death.
Mark Twain’s famous novels Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn have long been hailed as major achievements, but the father of American literature also made his mark as a master of the humorous short story. All the tales he wrote over the course of his lengthy career are gathered here, including such immortal classics as “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg," “The Diary of Adam and Eve,” and “The $30,000 Bequest.” Twain’s inimitable wit, his nimble plotting, and his unerring insight into human nature are on full display in these wonderfully entertaining stories.

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These sixty satirical, rollicking, uproarious tales by the greatest yarn-spinner in our literary history are as fresh and vivid as ever more than a century after their author’s death.Mark Twain’s famous novels Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn have long been hailed as major achievements, but the father of American literature also made hi...

MARK TWAIN was born in Missouri in 1835 and died in Connecticut in 1910.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:744 pages, 8.26 × 5.24 × 1.56 inPublished:June 5, 2012Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
TheStory 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
TheStory 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: ATale
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
PlayingCourier
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
The Mysterious Stranger