The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories (Illustrated) [NOOK Book]

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*Includes more than 30 of Twain’s short stories
*Illustrated with pictures of Twain, his life and work.
*Includes Table of Contents

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist best known for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel."

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Overview

*Includes more than 30 of Twain’s short stories
*Illustrated with pictures of Twain, his life and work.
*Includes Table of Contents

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist best known for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel."

Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer and also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion's newspaper. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before heading west to join Orion. While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which became very popular and brought nationwide attention. His travelogues were also well-received. Twain had found his calling.

He achieved great success as a writer and public speaker, becoming a national celebrity during his day. His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers, and he became a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.

The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories was one of Twain’s many collections of short stories, featuring 30,000 Dollar Bequest and over 30 other stories that touch upon religion, life, history, and American culture. This edition is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with pictures of the famous writer, his life and work.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013443600
  • Publisher: Charles River Editors
  • Publication date: 12/6/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 414 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    A wonderful collection of humorous short stories by Twain. He re

    A wonderful collection of humorous short stories by Twain. He really was a master storyteller, and this collection doesn't disappoint.

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