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The best short stories of mark twain [electronic resource]. Mark Twain.

Twain, Mark. (Author). Field, Robin. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781481585712 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (9 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC, 2009.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Robin Field.
Summary, etc.: Mark Twain was known as a great American short-story writer as well as novelist and humorist. This collection of eighteen of his best short stories, from the well known to the lesser known, displays his mastery of Western humor and frontier realism. The stories also show how Twain earned his place in American letters as a master writer in the authentic native idiom. He was exuberant and irreverent, but underlying the humor was a vigorous desire for social justice and equality. Beginning the collection is Twain's comic version of an old folk tale, "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog," first published in 1865 in the New York Saturday Press. It became the title story of The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches, the work that established him as a leading American humorist. Stories include: 1. "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog" 2. "The Story of the Bad Little Boy Who Didn't Come to Grief" 3. "Cannibalism in the Cars" 4....
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 7 - Text Difficulty 12
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 283323 KB).
Subject: Fiction.
Classic Literature.
Genre: Electronic books.

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