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The Best Short Works of Mark Twain (Enriched Classics)

ISBN13: 9780743487795
ISBN: 0743487796
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
List Price: $6.95
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published Date:
Pages: 832
Average Goodreads rating: 4.15/5 (39 ratings)



A collection of short works by one of America's most revered, iconoclastic, and enduring voices‹Mark Twain.


• A concise introduction that gives readers important background information

• A chronology of the author's life and work

• A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context

• An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations

• Detailed explanatory notes

• Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work

• Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction

• A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience

Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.


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 ram --
A true story --
Experience of the McWilliamses with membranous croup --
The canvasser's tale --
The facts concerning the recent carnival of crime in Connecticut --
The loves of Alonzo Fitz Clarence and Rosannah Ethelton --
Edward Mills and George Benton: a tale --
The men who put up at Gadsby's --
Mrs. McWilliams and the lightning --
Jim Baker's bluejay yarn --
A curious experience --
The invalid's story --
The McWilliamses and the burglar alarm --
The stolen white elephant --
A dying man's confession --
The professor's yarn --
The private history of a campaign that failed --
A ghost story --
Luck --
Playing courier --
The Californian's tale --
Extracts from Adam's diary --
Eve's diary --
The Esquimau maiden's romance --
Is he living or is he dead? --
The $1,000,000 bank-note --
How to tell a story --
Cecil Rhodes and the shark --
Why Ed Jackson called on commodore Vanderbilt --
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 Stormfield's visit to heaven --
A fable.