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The Best American Humorous Short Stories By Mark Twain
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The Best American Humorous Short Stories, includes stories by Mark Twain and others. Includes stories by: George Pope Morris; Edgar Allan Poe; Caroline M.S. Kirkland; Eliza Leslie; George William... More > Curtis; Edward Everett Hale; Oliver Wendell Holmes; The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (1865) Mark Twain; Harry Stillwell Edwards; Richard Malcolm Johnston; Henry Cuyler Bunner; Frank Richard Stockton; Bret Harte; O. Henry; George Randolph Chester; Grace MacGowan Cooke; How the Widow Won the Deacon (1911) - William James Lampton; Gideon (1914) Wells Hastings. This volume does not aim to contain all "the best American humorous short stories"; there are many other stories equally as good, I suppose, in much the same vein, scattered through the range of American literature.< Less
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Tom Sawyer's Comrade By Mark Twain
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Tom Sawyer's Comrade by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens). - Contains the full 174 Illustrations from the original of 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels,... More > the work is among the first in major American literature to be written in the vernacular, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, a friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of two other Twain novels (Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective). It is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. Satirizing a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist about twenty years before the work was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often scathing look at entrenched attitudes, particularly racism. Perennially popular with readers, has also been the continued object of study by serious literary critics since its publication.< Less
The Complete Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn: Illustrated By Mark Twain
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The Complete Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn: Illustrated by Mark Twain. With over 300 illustrations. Adventures of Tom Sawyer, searching for treasure, witnessing a murder, getting... More > caught in a bat cave, tricking others into doing his work, running away with Huckleberry Finn--Tom Sawyer's antics and mischief-making are sheer, child-pleasing delight. Adventures of Huck Finn, son of the town vagrant drunkard. Sleeping on doorsteps when the weather is fair, in empty hogsheads during storms, and living off of what he receives from others, lives the life of a destitute vagabond. Tom Sawyer Abroad in a parody of Jules Verne adventure stories. Tom, Huck, and Jim set sail to Africa in a futuristic hot air balloon, where they survive encounters with lions, robbers, and fleas to see some of the world's greatest wonders, including the Pyramids and the Sphinx. Tom Sawyer Detective, he attempts to solve a mysterious murder in this burlesque of the immensely popular detective novels of the time.< Less
Advice to Little Girls and Other Stories By Mark Twain
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Advice to Little Girls is a humorous short story written by Mark Twain in 1865 and published in 1867. However, it would not be wise for young a girls to take the advice to heart. That said, given the... More > gore of the Civil War, its references to fantasies of methods for resolving sibling tensions are relatively tame. Besides, the piece is certainly tongue-in-cheek, having Twain's mock seriousness and absurdities that abound. Often what starts out as a reasonable suggestion for mutually compatible co-existence ends up as being ludicrous and outrageous. Scalding a younger brother with hot water as a method to secure his attention falls in this category. Other Stories includes: Was it Heaven? Or Hell?, The $30,000 Bequest, A Dog's Tale, The Five Boons of Life, How to Tell a Story, and others...< Less

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