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This volume includes Mark Twain’s best short stories, which are representative of his vast humor and wit. "The Best Short Stories of Mark Twain" includes the following tales: The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, The Story of the Bad Little Boy, Story of a Good Little Boy, Cannibalism in the Cars, Niagara, The Capitoline Venus, Journalism in Tennessee, The Curious Dream, The Facts in the Case of the Great Beef Contract, How I Edited An Agricultural Paper, A Medieval Romance, My Watch: An Instructive Little Tale, Political Economy, The Science vs. Luck, The True Story, The McWilliamses and the Membranous Croup, Some Learned fables, For Good Old Boys and Girls, The Canvasser’s Tale, The Loves of Alonzo Clarence and Rosannah Ethelton, Edward Mills and George Benton, Mrs. McWilliams and the Lightning, What Stumped the Blue Jays, and A Curious Experience. More than 150 pages of classic tales by one of America's most loved authors.
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 –1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion's newspaper. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion. He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism. While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which proved to be very popular and brought him nationwide attention. His travelogues were also well-received. Twain had found his calling. He achieved great success as a writer and public speaker. His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty. However, he lacked financial acumen. Though he made a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, he squandered it on various ventures, in particular the Paige Compositor, and was forced to declare bankruptcy. With the help of Henry Huttleston Rogers, however, he eventually overcame his financial troubles. Twain worked hard to ensure that all of his creditors were paid in full, even though his bankruptcy had relieved him of the legal responsibility. Born during a visit by Halley's Comet, he died on its return. He was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age", and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".
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