The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

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by Mark Twain
     
 

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"The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" is an 1865 short story by Mark Twain, his first great success as a writer, bringing him national attention. The story has also been published as "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog" (its original title) and "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County."

In it, the narrator retells a story he heard from a

Overview

"The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" is an 1865 short story by Mark Twain, his first great success as a writer, bringing him national attention. The story has also been published as "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog" (its original title) and "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County."

In it, the narrator retells a story he heard from a bartender, Simon Wheeler, at the Angels Hotel in Angels Camp, Calif., about the gambler Jim Smiley. Twain describes him: "If he even seen a straddle bug start to go anywheres, he would bet you how long it would take him to get to—to wherever he going to, and if you took him up, he would foller that straddle bug to Mexico but what he would find out where he was bound for and how long he was on the road."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012228932
Publisher:
A Man A Plan A Canal Publishing
Publication date:
02/25/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
11 KB

Meet the Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
November 30, 1835
Date of Death:
April 21, 1910
Place of Birth:
Florida, Missouri
Place of Death:
Redding, Connecticut

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The Celebrated Jumping Frog Of Calaveras County 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who ever tried to convert this to e-book format couldn't either read or was totally unable to type a single line without multiple mistakes. It left me having to guess what some words were since instead of letters they hit other keys that had no letters.
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Have you read SOS or any of my friends stories yet?
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DAIHIEU TRAN More than 1 year ago
Ok i said it was only 7pg, true, but mark twain is such a witty author!
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