A Double Barrelled Detective Story

A Double Barrelled Detective Story

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by Mark Twain, Thomas Becker
     
 

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, is perhaps America's favorite author. A quick-witted humorist who wrote travelogues, letters, speeches, and most famously the novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), Twain was so successful that he became America's biggest celebrity by…  See more details below

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, is perhaps America's favorite author. A quick-witted humorist who wrote travelogues, letters, speeches, and most famously the novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), Twain was so successful that he became America's biggest celebrity by the end of the 19th century. Despite writing biting satires, he managed to befriend everyone from presidents to European royalty.

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Originally published in 1902, this novella occupies a decidedly minor place among Twain's works. While it offers flashes of brilliance, it is in the main a dreary story that even Twain buffs wish had never been written. Indeed, many listeners may find it repulsive. The tale begins in 1880 with the marriage of a Virginia belle to a blackguard who abuses her for months, then ties her to a tree, has bloodhounds tear off her clothes, and abandons her. Afterward, the woman bears a son who proves to have the tracking powers of a bloodhound. Years later, she sends him off to track down his father and torment him, in revenge. Unpleasant stuff, but the story does have light moments, including the appearance of a bumbling Sherlock Holmes. Recommended only to libraries that want complete Twain collections.-R. Kent Rasmussen, Thousand Oaks, CA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883049300
Publisher:
Sound Room Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/1994
Edition description:
Unabridged

Meet the Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is most noted 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."

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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A Double Barrelled Detective Story 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tons of typos
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A wonderful and entertaining book by Mark Twain. I loved it!