The Complete Humorous Sketches And Tales Of Mark Twain

The Complete Humorous Sketches And Tales Of Mark Twain

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306807025

Category: Literary Collections

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This is the first and most complete collection of all 136 humorous sketches and tales that Samuel Clemens (1835–1910), a.k.a. Mark Twain, started writing as a young reporter for various newspapers and magazines and later saw fit to issue in book form. Many pieces appeared in rare, first printings, only to be dropped in subsequent editions; for this reason, readers will encounter a number of yarns and tall tales unavailable elsewhere, even in the collected works. More unvarnished than his short stories or novels, and more willing to indulge in fun for its own sake, these sketches comprise a substantial share of his literary apprenticeship and legacy. As brilliant, representative nuggets of Twain's humor in its purest form, they carry the imprint of Twain's wit, imagination, and humanism, his fresh and always idiomatic prose. From 1862's "Curing a Cold" to 1904's "Italian Without a Master," this collection allows readers to share Twain's vision of life as a strange and comic affair. No one interested in American humor (or in need of a good laugh) can long remain indifferent to this uproarious book.
The Complete Humorous Sketches And Tales Of Mark Twain
Language: en
Pages: 722
Authors: Mark Twain
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-03-22 - Publisher: Da Capo Press

This is the first and most complete collection of all 136 humorous sketches and tales that Samuel Clemens (1835–1910), a.k.a. Mark Twain, started writing as a young reporter for various newspapers and magazines and later saw fit to issue in book form. Many pieces appeared in rare, first printings, only
The Complete Humorous Sketches and Tales of Mark Twain Now Collected for the First Time
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Authors: Mark Twain
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 1957 - Publisher:

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The Complete Humorous Sketches and Tales of Mark Twain Now Collected for the First Time
Language: en
Pages: 730
Authors: Mark Twain
Categories: American wit and humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 1961 - Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Hanover House

Contains 136 stories and sketches written by Mark Twain between the years of 1862 and 1904. Thirty of these selections have been taken from the following books: Roughing it; Innocents abroad; A tramp abroad; Life on the Mississippi; and, Following the equator.
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Language: en
Pages: 722
Authors: Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Charles Neider
Categories: American wit and humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 1961 - Publisher:

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Handbook of the American Short Story
Language: en
Pages: 712
Authors: Erik Redling, Oliver Scheiding
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-01-19 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

The American short story has always been characterized by exciting aesthetic innovations and an immense range of topics. This handbook offers students and researchers a comprehensive introduction to the multifaceted genre with a special focus on recent developments due to the rise of new media. Part I provides systematic overviews