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The comic Mark Twain reader : the most humorous selections from his stories, sketches, novels, travel books, and speeches

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of the humorous works of Mark Twain, including stories, tall tales, lectures, speeches, and excerpts from "The Innocents Abroad," "Life on the Mississippi," and other long works.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Twain
ISBN: 038511334X 9780385113342
OCLC Number: 2597052
Description: xxx, 489 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The notorious jumping frog of Calaveras County --
Journalism in Tennessee --
The facts in the great beef contract --
How I edited an agricultural paper --
Experience of the McWilliamses with membranous croup --
The invalid's story --
The McWilliamses and the burglar alarm --
Playing courier --
The Fourth of July --
Plymouth Rock and the pilgrims --
Woman, God bless her! --
Glove purchases in Gibraltar --
Parisian shave --
Billfinger --
Guide-English --
Shortage of soap --
A sort of people --
A skinning --
An ancient playbill --
Guying the guides --
Turkish bath --
That girl in Yalta --
"Jericho" --
A party of eight --
King Solomon-in-all-his-glory --
A fearless man --
The Benton House --
The great pyramid of Cheops --
Cookery complaints --
A newspaper valedictory --
The cayote --
When the buffalo climbed a tree --
A hundred and ten tin whistles --
A genuine Mexican plug --
Mr. Arkansas --
The great landslide case --
Buck Fanshaw's funeral --
The story of the old ram --
Fetch her out! --
Tom Quartz --
"Blanketing" the animal --
The Greeley correspondence with Erickson --
Markiss, king of liars --
A practical joke --
Jim Baker's bluejay yarn --
The great French duel --
Cholley Adams --
The laborious ant --
Nicodemus Dodge --
An American party --
American in Europe --
Ascending the Riffelberg --
The awful German language --
Keelboat talk and manners --
An incognito exploded --
The house beautiful --
Manufactures --
The art of inhumation --
Pap, his own self --
The duke and the dauphin --
Curing a cold --
Aurelia's unfortunate young man --
The facts in the case of the Senate doorkeeper --
Female suffrage --
The facts concerning the recent resignation --
My late senatorial secretaryship --
Private habits of Horace Greeley --
Last words of great men --
A mystery cleared up --
The late Benjamin Franklin --
The reception at the president's --
The widow's protest --
About barbers --
A burlesque biography --
An encounter with an interviewer --
The frog jumping of the County of Calaveras --
Punch, brothers, punch --
Remarkable gold mines --
A petition to the queen of England --
A cure for the blues --
Traveling with a reformer --
Fenimore Cooper's literary offenses --
My first lie, and how I got out of it --
Amended obituaries --
Sources --
Index.
Responsibility: edited with an introd. and notes by Charles Neider.

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A collection of the humorous works of Mark Twain, including stories, tall tales, lectures, speeches, and excerpts from "The Innocents Abroad," "Life on the Mississippi," and other long works.

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