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The Complete Humorous Sketches And Tales Of Mark Twain (1996, original release: 1961)


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Published: New York : Da Capo Press, 1996
Edition:  1st Da Capo Press ed
Description:  722 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 0306807025 (alk. paper),
Language:  English

Includes index

Horace Greeley -- When the buffalo climbed a tree -- Curious pleasure excursion -- Rogers -- Speech -- Poems by Twain & Moore -- Encounter with an Interviewer -- Johnny Greer -- Jumping frog -- Office bore -- "Party cries" in Ireland -- Petition re. copyright -- Siamese twins -- Speech at the Scottish banquet -- Speech on accident insurance -- Facts re. recent carnival of crime in Connecticut -- Letter -- Punch, brothers, punch -- Notes of an idle excursion -- Speech on the weather -- Whittier birthday speech

about magnanimous-incident literature -- O'Shah -- Great revolution in Pitcairn -- Speech: the babies -- American in Europe -- American party -- Ascending the Riffelberg -- Awful German language -- Great French duel -- King's encore -- Laborious ant -- My long crawl in the dark -- Nicodemus Dodge -- Skeleton for a Black Forest novel -- Telephonic conversation -- 2 works of art -- Why Germans wear spectacles -- Young Cholley Adams -- Plymouth Rock & the Pilgrims -- Re. the American language -- Legend of Sagenfeld in Germany -- On the decay of the art of lying -- Paris notes

Art of inhumation -- Keelboat talk & manners -- Intro. "The new guide of the conversation in Portuguese & English" -- Petition to the Queen of England -- Majestic literary fossil -- About all kinds of ships -- Cure for the blues -- Enemy conquered ... -- Traveling with a Reformer -- Private history of the "Jumping Frog" -- Fenimore Cooper's literary offenses -- Hell of a hotel at Maryborough -- Indian crow -- At the appetite cure -- Austrian Edison keeping school again -- From "London Times" of 1904 -- My first lie... -- My boyhood dreams -- Amended obituaries -- Does the race of man love a Lord? -- Instructions in art -- Italian with grammar -- Italian without a master -- Petrified man -- Dutch Nick massacre

Curing a cold -- Aurelia's unfortunate young man -- Info. for the million -- Killing of Julius Caesar "Localized" -- Lucretia Smith's soldier -- George Washington's boyhood -- Advice to little girls -- "After" Jenkins -- Answers to correspondents -- Mr. Bloke's Item -- From California almanac -- Scriptural panoramist -- Among the spirits -- Sketch of George Washington -- Complaint about correspondents -- Re. chambermaids -- Honored as a curiosity -- About insurances -- Literature in the dry diggings -- Origin of illustrious men -- The recent resignation -- Washington's negro body-servant -- Information wanted -- My late senatorial secretaryship -- Playbill -- Back from "Yurrup" -- Benton house -- Fine old man -- Guying the guides -- Mental photographs -- Beecher's farm -- Turkish bath -- George Fisher -- Article -- History repeats itself -- John Chinaman in New York -- Judge's "Spirited Woman" -- Late Benjamin Franklin -- Map of Paris -- My bloody massacre -- Mysterious visit -- Note on "Petrified man" -- Post-mortem poetry -- Riley-Newspaper correspondent -- Running for Governor -- To raise poultry -- Undertaker's chat -- Widow's protest -- Inspirations of "Two-year-olds" -- About barbers -- Burlesque biography

Danger of lying in bed -- Fashion item -- Interview with Artemus Ward -- My first literary venture -- New Beecher Church -- King William III -- "Blanketing" the Admiral -- Deception -- Genuine Mexican Plug -- Great landslide case -- How the author was sold in Newark -- 110 tin whistles -- Lionizing murderers -- Markiss, King of Liars -- Mr. Arkansas -- Nevada Nabobs -- What Hank said to

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