A Dog's Tale

A Dog's Tale

by Mark Twain

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ISBN-13: 9780342605996
Publisher: Franklin Classics
Publication date: 10/12/2018
Pages: 52
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.11(d)

About the Author

Mark Twain (1835 -1910) was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He 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. He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism. While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which proved to be very popular and brought him nationwide attention. His travelogues were also well-received. Twain had found his calling. He achieved great success as a writer and public speaker. His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty. However, he lacked financial acumen. Though he made a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, he squandered it on various ventures, in particular the Paige Compositor, and was forced to declare bankruptcy. With the help of Henry Huttleston Rogers, however, he eventually overcame his financial troubles. Twain worked hard to ensure that all of his creditors were paid in full, even though his bankruptcy had relieved him of the legal responsibility. Born during a visit by Halley's Comet, he died on its return. He was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age", and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".

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 Dog's Tale 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lovely quaint little tale about a heroic dog.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Human beings are truly lower than ANY dog. Great, yet very sad story.
mattplayspiano More than 1 year ago
Charming little 12-page story; the end sort of makes you loathe humanity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shocked by the ending
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I won't ruin the book, but it has a sad ending. It was an interesting and well-written story, however, and I enjoyed it. It was a good ten-minute read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing!
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Love Mark Twain. Great shorter story
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I would like to know why there is not many free dogs story I hope someday there will be a free book on ladies the collie
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sad sad sad sad sad sad sad sad sad sad sad sad sad sad sad sad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short and sweet story about the life of a dog, serving as a sort of parable of the inhumanity of man and the humanity of the "dumb brutes".
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"Dog" refers to a black slave, and not the aculal four leged beast. This, Twain was writing a hidden, anit-slavery story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn't impressed with Twain's writing for this tale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with this dog right away so cute so sad Mark twain was such a fabulous writer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! A little confusing, though.
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What happens in this book written by the famous mark twain
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