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Sketches, new and old

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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63 short stories about everyday people.
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Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Sketches, new and old.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)645884960
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Twain
ISBN: 0195101359 9780195101355 0195101316 9780195101317 0195114000 9780195114003 0195090888 9780195090888 0195113454 9780195113457 0195114043 9780195114041
OCLC Number: 34513474
Description: xliii, 320, 37 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: My watch: an instructive little tale --
Political economy --The jumping frog --
Journalism in Tennessee --
Story of the bad little boy --Story of the good little boy --
Two poems by Moore and Twain --
A visit to Niagara --
Answers to correspondents --
To raise poultry --
The experiences of the McWilliamses with membranous croup --
My first literary adventure --
How the author was sold in Newark --
The office bore --
Johnny Greer --
The facts in the case of the great beef contract --
The facts in the case of George Fisher, deceased --
Disgraceful persecution of a boy --
The judge's "spirited women" --
Information wanted --
Some fables for good old boys and girls --
The facts concerning the late senatorial secretaryship --
A fashion item --
Riley, Newspaper correspondent --
A fine old man. Science vs. luck --
The killing of Julius Caesar "localized" --An item which the editor himself could not understand --
The widow's protest --
A mediaeval romance --
Petition concerning copyright --
After-dinner speech --
Lionising murderers --
A new crime --
A curious dream --
A true story just as I heard it --
Personal habits of the Siamese twins --
Speech at the Scottish banquet at London --
A ghost story --
Legend of the Capitoline Venus --
Speech on accident insurance --
John Chinaman in New York --
How I once edited an agricultural paper --
The petrified man --
My bloody massacre --
The undertaker's chat --
Concerning chambermaids --"After" Jenkins --
Aurelia's unfortunate young man --
About barbers --"Party cries" in Ireland --
The facts concerning the recent resignation. History repeats itself --
Honored as a curiosity --
The late Benjamin Franklin --
The "blind letter" department, London, P.O. --
First interview with Artemus Ward --
Cannibalism in the cars --
The scriptural panoramist --
From "Hospital days" --
Curing a cold --
A curious pleasure excursion --
Running for governor --
A mysterious visit.
Responsibility: Mark Twain ; foreword, Shelley Fisher Fishkin ; introduction, Lee Smith ; afterword, Sherwood Cummings.
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63 short stories about everyday people.

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