The Very Best Of Mark Twain
About This Book
Missouri, Samuel L. Clemens wrote under the pen name Mark Twain and went on to author several novels, including two major classics of American literature: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Mark Twain explored the American soul with wit, buoyancy, and a sharp eye for truth. He honed a distinctive narrative style—friendly, funny, irreverent, often satirical and always eager to deflate the pretentious. Twain became one of the best-known storytellers in the West. He got a big break in 1865, when one of his tales about life in a mining camp, "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog," was printed in newspapers and magazines around the country (the story later appeared under various titles). His next step up the ladder of success came in 1867, when he took a five-month sea cruise in the Mediterranean, writing humorously about the sights for American newspapers with an eye toward getting a book out of the trip. And so it came to pass that in 1869 The Innocents Abroad was published, and it became a bestseller. This collection contains some favourite short stories including, The Stolen White Elephant, A Dog’s Tale, The Curious Dream and many more. Embassy Books proudly presents this book as part of the Embassy Classics Series, which comprises of some of the finest literary works of great authors.
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