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The celebrated jumping frog, and other stories

Author: Mark Twain; Joseph Ciardiello; Edward Wagenknecht
Publisher: Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest Association, [1992] ©1992
Series: World's best reading.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A high-jumping frog named Daniel Webster ... A town so boastfully free of corruption that one visitor decides to test its mettle ... A man who buys a burglar alarm only to have it stolen with his other possessions. Such are the results when a traditional American genre, the tall tale, are put into the hands of a true American genius, Mark Twain. A collection of 13 stories.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Humorous fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Twain; Joseph Ciardiello; Edward Wagenknecht
ISBN: 0895774151 9780895774156
OCLC Number: 26984215
Description: 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The celebrated jumping frog --
The man that corrupted Hadleyburg --
A fable --
The story of the good little boy --
The story of the bad little boy --
The £1,000,000 bank note --
Jim Baker's bluejay yarn --
A medieval romance --
The $30,000 bequest --
The McWilliamses and the burglar alarm --
Was it heaven? or hell? --
Extract from Captain Stormfield's visit to heaven --
A dog's tale.
Series Title: World's best reading.
Responsibility: Mark Twain ; illustrations by Joseph Ciardiello ; afterword by Edward Wagenknecht.

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A high-jumping frog named Daniel Webster ... A town so boastfully free of corruption that one visitor decides to test its mettle ... A man who buys a burglar alarm only to have it stolen with his other possessions. Such are the results when a traditional American genre, the tall tale, are put into the hands of a true American genius, Mark Twain. A collection of 13 stories.

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