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The 30,000 [dollar] bequest and other stories

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Series: Oxford Mark Twain.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The last miscellany published by Twain, these 38 tales and sketches offer a long view of his work, covering the 40 years from his earliest success to the final years of his life.

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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Twain
ISBN: 0195101464 9780195101461 019511423X 9780195114232 0195090888 9780195090888 0195113454 9780195113457
OCLC Number: 36838694
Notes: Facsm. reprint. Originally published: New York: Harper & Brothers: 1906.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: The 30,000 dollars bequest --
A dog's tale --
Was it heaven? or hell? --
The Californian's tale --
A helpless situation --
A telephonic conversation --
Edward Mills and George Benton: a tale --
Saint Joan of Arc --
The five boons of life --
The first writing-machines --
Italian without a master --
Italian with grammar --
A burlesque biography --
General Washington's negro body-servant --
Wit inspirations of the "two-year-olds" --
An entertaining article --
A letter to the Secretary of the Treasury --
Amended obituaries --
A monument to Adam --
A humane word from Satan --
Introduction to "The new guide of the conversation in Portuguese and English --
Advice to little girls --
Post-mortem poetry --
A deception --
The danger of lying in bed --
Portrait of King William III --
Does the race of man love a lord? --
Eve's diary --
The invalid's story --
The captain's story --
Mark Twain: a biographical sketch --
In memoriam --
The belated Russian passport --
Two little tales. Diplomatic pay and clothes --
Extracts from Adam's Diary --
The death disk --
A double-barreled detective story.
Series Title: Oxford Mark Twain.
Responsibility: Mark Twain ; foreword, Shelley Fisher Fishkin ; introduction, Frederick Busch ; afterword, Judith Yaross Lee.

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