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    DescriptionFor deft plotting, riotous inventiveness, unforgettable characters, and language that brilliantly captures the lively rhythms 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. Every one of his sixty stories is here: ranging from the frontier humor of "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," to the bitter vision of humankind in "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg," to the delightful hilarity of "Is He Living or Is He Dead?" Surging with Twain's ebullient wit and penetrating insight into the follies of human nature, this volume is a vibrant summation of the career of-in the words of H. L. Mencken-"the father of our national literature."


 

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    Title
    The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Twain
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 679
    Width: 107 mm
    Height: 175 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780553211955
    ISBN 10: 0553211951
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FYB
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    DC21: 813.4
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3710
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 500
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: EV082
    Ingram Theme: APPR/HOMSCH, TOPC/HOMSCH
    DC22: 813/.4
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    LC classification: PS1302 .N385 1987, PS1302.N38
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FYB
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised edition
    Publisher
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
    Publication date
    30 April 1990
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1835. He gained national attention as a humorist in 1865 with the publication of "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," but was acknowledged as a great writer by the literary establishment with "The Adventures Of Huckleberry Fin"n (1885). In 1880, Twain began promoting and financing the ill-fated Paige typesetter, an invention designed to make the printing process fully automatic. At the height of his naively optimistic involvement in the technological "wonder" that nearly drove him to bankruptcy, he published his satire, "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" (1889). Plagued by personal tragedy and financial failure, Mark Twain spent the last years of his life in gloom and exasperation, writing fables about "the damned human race."