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Selected Shorter Writings of Mark Twain (1962) [Collection]
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Here are the authoritative texts of Twain's shorter works--from "The Dandy Frightening the Squatter" to "The Mysterious Stranger"--with an introduction which relates Twain's writings to his life, philosophies, foibles and passions.


  • Introduction
  • Note on the texts
    • The Dandy Frightening the Squatter
    • from Letter to Annie Taylor
    • Letter from Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass
    • River Intelligence
    • A Washoe Joke
    • The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
    • Story of the Bad Little Boy
    • Arrival of Honolulu
    • In the Station House
    • Jim Wolf and the Tom-Cats
    • The Tomb of Adam
    • Jim Blain and His Grandfather's Old Ram
    • A Genuine Mexican Plug
    • Lost in the Snow
    • A True Story
    • Old Times on the Mississippi
      • The Boys' Ambition
      • I Want to Be a Cub-Pilot
      • A Cub-Pilot's Experience
      • A Daring Deed
      • Perplexing Lessons
      • Continuing Perplexities
      • Completing My Education
      • The River Rises
      • Sounding
      • A Pilot's Needs
      • Rank and Dignity of Piloting
      • The Pilots' Monopoly
    • An Encounter with an Interviewer
    • The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut
    • The Whittier Birthday Speech
    • The Great Revolution in Pitcairn
    • The Babies
    • Baker's Blue-jay Yarn
    • The Awful German Language
    • Frescoes from the Past
    • The Private History of a Campaign that Failed
    • The Art of Authorship
    • Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses
    • How to Tell a Story
    • The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg
    • To the Person Sitting in Darkness
    • The Mysterious Stranger

Original title: Selected Shorter Writings of Mark Twain
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumor
FictionGeneral FictionRegional Interest

The following works are contained within this one:
     Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, the (1865) [Short Story]
      Author: Mark Twain
     Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, the (1899) [Short Story]
      Author: Mark Twain
     Mysterious Stranger, the (1916) [Novella]
      Author: Mark Twain

Edition #1: Selected Shorter Writings of Mark Twain

Selected Shorter Writings of Mark Twain (1962)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Selected Shorter Writings of Mark Twain (July 1, 1974)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Boston
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
ISBN: 039505155X
Dimensions: 5.3 x 8.2 x 0.9
Pages: 388

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