The comic Mark Twain reader : the most humorous selections from his stories, sketches, novels, travel books, and speeches
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910

The comic Mark Twain reader : the most humorous selections from his stories, sketches, novels, travel books, and speeches

Twain, Mark, 1835-1910

Personal Author
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910

1st ed.

Publication Information
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1977.

Physical Description
xxx, 489 pages ; 22 cm

Introduction -- The notorious jumping frog of Calaveras County -- Journalism in Tennessee -- The facts in the great beef contract -- How I edited an agricultural paper -- Experience of the McWilliamses with membranous croup -- The invalid's story -- The McWilliamses and the burglar alarm -- Playing courier -- The Fourth of July -- Plymouth Rock and the pilgrims -- Woman, God bless her! -- Glove purchases in Gibraltar -- Parisian shave -- Billfinger -- Guide-English -- Shortage of soap -- A sort of people -- A skinning -- An ancient playbill -- Guying the guides -- Turkish bath -- That girl in Yalta -- "Jericho" -- A party of eight -- King Solomon-in-all-his-glory -- A fearless man -- The Benton House -- The great pyramid of Cheops -- Cookery complaints -- A newspaper valedictory -- The cayote -- When the buffalo climbed a tree -- A hundred and ten tin whistles -- A genuine Mexican plug -- Mr. Arkansas -- The great landslide case -- Buck Fanshaw's funeral -- The story of the old ram -- Fetch her out! -- Tom Quartz -- "Blanketing" the animal -- The Greeley correspondence with Erickson -- Markiss, king of liars -- A practical joke -- Jim Baker's bluejay yarn -- The great French duel -- Cholley Adams -- The laborious ant -- Nicodemus Dodge -- An American party -- American in Europe -- Ascending the Riffelberg -- The awful German language -- Keelboat talk and manners -- An incognito exploded -- The house beautiful -- Manufactures -- The art of inhumation -- Pap, his own self -- The duke and the dauphin -- Curing a cold -- Aurelia's unfortunate young man -- The facts in the case of the Senate doorkeeper -- Female suffrage -- The facts concerning the recent resignation -- My late senatorial secretaryship -- Private habits of Horace Greeley -- Last words of great men -- A mystery cleared up -- The late Benjamin Franklin -- The reception at the president's -- The widow's protest -- About barbers -- A burlesque biography -- An encounter with an interviewer -- The frog jumping of the County of Calaveras -- Punch, brothers, punch -- Remarkable gold mines -- A petition to the queen of England -- A cure for the blues -- Traveling with a reformer -- Fenimore Cooper's literary offenses -- My first lie, and how I got out of it -- Amended obituaries -- Sources -- Index.

A collection of the humorous works of Mark Twain, including stories, tall tales, lectures, speeches, and excerpts from "The Innocents Abroad," "Life on the Mississippi," and other long works.

Subject Term
Humorous stories, American
Speeches, addresses, etc., American


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Downtown LibraryArchival MaterialPS1302 .N37Hartford History Center