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A reader's guide to the short stories of Mark Twain
A reader's guide to the short stories of Mark Twain
Wilson, James D. (James Darrell), 1946-
Publication Information:
Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall, ©1987.
Physical Description:
xii, 297 pages ; 25 cm.
A Reference publication in literature

Reference publication in literature.
Aurelia's unfortunate young man -- The Belated Russian passport -- The Californian's tale -- Canibalism in the cars -- The Canvasser's tale -- Cecil Rhodes and the shark -- The Joke that made Ed's fortune -- A Story without end -- A Curious experience -- A Day at Niagra -- Journalism in Tennessee -- A Ghost story -- A Curious dream -- The Death disk -- A Dog's tale -- A Horse's tale -- A Double-barreled detective story -- A Dying man's confession -- The Professor's yarn -- A Burning brand -- Edward Mills and George Benton : a tale -- The Esquimau maiden's romance -- Experience of the McWilliames with Membranous Croup -- Mrs. McWilliams and the lightening -- The McWilliames and the burglar alarm -- Extracts from Captain Stormfield's visit to Heaven -- Extracts from Adam's diary -- Eve's diary -- Facts concerning the recent carnival of crime in Connecticut -- The Facts in the case of the great beef contract -- How I edited an agricultural paper once -- The Facts in the great landslide case -- Buck Fanshaw's funeral -- A Trial -- Jim Blaine and his grandfather's ram -- Dick Baker and his cat -- The Five boons of life -- A Fable -- Little Bessie -- The Great revolution in Pitcairn -- The Invalid's story -- Jim Baker's blue jay yarn -- Jim Smiley and his jumping frog -- Legend of the Capitoline Venus -- Is he living or is he dead? -- The Loves of Alonzo Fitz Clarence and Rosannah Ethelton -- Luck -- Two little tales -- Lucretia Smith's soldier -- The Man that corrupted Hadleyberg -- The Man who put up at Gadsby's -- A Medieval romance -- The £1,000,000 bank-note -- Political economy -- The Second advent -- The International lightening trust -- Randall's Jew story -- Some learned fables for good old boys and girls -- The Stolen white elephant -- Story of the bad little boy -- Story of the good little boy who did not prosper -- The $30,000 bequest -- A True story -- Was it Heaven? Or Hell? -- You've been a dam fool Mary. You always was! -- Publication history of Mark Twain's short stories.
The sixty-five stories chosen for analysis span the length of Twain's career as professional writer, show the diverse range of his genius, and reflect the themes and methods characteristic of his longer, more familiar works.
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