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The Celebrated Jumping Frog and Other…

The Celebrated Jumping Frog and Other Stories (1992)

by Mark Twain

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An excellent collection of short stories by one of the best American authors of all time. Twain shows his versatility here, with some stories that seem like fables, some that read like science fiction, a couple with trick endings, and one that is genuinely and poignantly heart-wrenching. My edition contains an excellent afterword providing some context and analysis of the pieces contained, which was quite welcome. ( )
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This Reader's Digest (World's Best Reading) edition contains 13 Twain stories:
-- 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
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0895774151, Hardcover)

A man who loves to place bets acquires a remarkable frog, which he claims can outjump any other frog in the county.

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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.… (more)

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