The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain, Vol. 1The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain, Vol. 1
Mark Twain, Charles Neider
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For deft plot, riotous inventiveness, unforgettable characters, and languages that brilliantly captures the lively rythms of American speech, no American writer comes close to Mark Twain. This sparkling anthology covers the entire span of Twain's inimitable yarn-spinning, from his early broad comedy to the biting satire of his later years.

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The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

The Story of the Bad Little Boy

Cannibalism in the Cars

A Day at Niagara

Legend of the Capitoline Venus

Journalism in Tennessee

A Curious Dream

The Facts in the Great Beef Contract

How I Edited an Agricultural Paper

A Medieval Romance

My Watch

Political Economy

Science vs. Luck

The Story of the Good Little Boy

Buck Fanshaw's Funeral

The Story of the Old Run

Tom Quartz

A Trail

The Trials of Simon Erickson

A True Story

Experience of the McWilliamses with Membranous Croop

Some Learned Fables for Good Old Boys and Girls

The Canvasser's Tale

The Love of Alonzo Fitz Clarence and Rosannah Ethelton

Edward Mills and George Benton: A Tale

The Man Who Put Up at Gadsby's

Mrs. McWilliams and the Lightning

What Stumped the Bluejays

A Curious Experience

The Invalid's Story

The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm

The Stolen White Elephant

A Burning Brand

A Dying Man's Confession

The Professor's Yarn


Playing Courier

The Californian's Tale

The Diary of Adam and Eve

The Equimau Maiden's Roamnce

Is He Living or Is He Dead?

The 1,000,000 Bank-Note

Cecil Rhodes and the Shark

The Jode ThatMade Ed's Fortune

A Story Without an End

The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

The Death Disk

Two Little Tales

The Belated Russian Passport

A Double-Barreled Detective Story

The Five Boons of Life

Was It Heaven? Or Hell?

A Dog's Tale

The $30,000 Bequest

A Horse's Tale

Hunting the Deceitful Turkey

Extract from Captain's Stormfield's Visit to Heaven

A Fable

The Mysterious Stranger