Mark Twain's Library of Humor - Mark Twain (Paperback)

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Product Details

Barcode
9780679640363
Department
Books
Released
1 May 2000
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Mark Twain
Mark Twain (Editor)
Roy Jr Blount (Introduction by)
E. W. Kemble (Illustrator)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Inc
Edition
New edition
Series
Humor and Wit Series
Language
English
Number of Pages
560
Dimensions
203 x 140 x 38mm (499g)

Annotation

Selections from an anthology originally published in 1888 include twenty pieces by Mark Twain in addition to works by forty-three of his contemporaries, including Washington Irving, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and William Dean Howells.

Summary

Beginning with the piece that made Mark Twain famous--"The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"--and ending with his fanciful "How I Edited an Agricultural Paper," this treasure trove of an anthology, an abridgment of the 1888 original, collects twenty of Twain's own pieces, in addition to tall tales, fables, and satires by forty-three of Twain's contemporaries, including Washington Irving, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ambrose Bierce, William Dean Howells, Joel Chandler Harris, Artemus Ward, and Bret Harte.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Humor
BISAC Subject 1
Humor / Form / Parodies
BISAC Subject 2
Humor / General
BIC Classification 1
Parodies & spoofs
BIC Classification 2
Literary studies: general
BIC Classification 3
Prose: non-fiction
Library Subject 1
American wit and humor.
Academic Subject 1
American Satire And Humor
Dewey Classification
817/.308

Inside Flap

th the piece that made Mark Twain famous--"The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"--and ending with his fanciful "How I Edited an Agricultural Paper," this treasure trove of an anthology, an abridgment of the 1888 original, collects twenty of Twain's own pieces, in addition to tall tales, fables, and satires by forty-three of Twain's contemporaries, including Washington Irving, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ambrose Bierce, William Dean Howells, Joel Chandler Harris, Artemus Ward, and Bret Harte.

Author Bio

Mark Twain (1835-1910) was born Samuel Clemens in Missouri. As a boy, he worked as a printer and a Mississippi River pilot. A leading literary influence in his own time and ever since, he is the author of many classics, including Roughing It, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Life on the Mississippi, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.