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Chuckle through twenty-seven unabridged stories from the most popular 19th-century humorists, selected by Mr. Twain himself. No guarantees of political correctness, but sure to tickle the modern funny bone. Includes the following:
Mark Twain: "The Jumping Frog", "A Restless Night", "European Diet", "Experience of the McWilliamses and Membraneous Croup", "Our Italian Guide", "Abelard and Heloise", and "How I Edited an Agricultural Paper"
Charles Dudley Warner: "A Fight with a Trout", "Plumbers", and "Pie"
Thomas Bailey Aldrich: "How We Astonished the Rivermouthians"
Eugene Field: "His First Day of Editing"
William D. Howells: "Trying to Understand a Woman", "Love's Young Dream", "Kitty Answers"
James M. Bailey: "The Female Base Ball Nine"
Joel Chandler Harris, aka Uncle Remus: "The Tar Baby", "Mr. Rabbit Grossly Deceives Mr. Fox"
Robert J. Burdette: "The Haunted Room", "Wrecked in Port"
Sam Davis: "The First Piano in a Mining Camp"
Artemus Ward: "Fourth of July Oration"
Harriet Beecher Stowe: "The Parson's Horse Race"
Mrs. Francis Lee Pratt: "Captain Ben's Choice"
Oliver Wendell Holmes: "A Visit to the Asylum for the Aged and Decayed Punsters"
Frederick W. Cozzens: "Getting a Glass of Water"
Katherine Kent Child Walker: "The Total Depravity of Inanimate Things"
|Publisher:||Blackstone Audio, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Unabridged, 5 CDs, 6 hours|
|Product dimensions:||5.02(w) x 5.98(h) x 1.16(d)|
About the Author
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), best known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an author and humorist noted for the novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (which has been called "The Great American Novel") and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, among many other books. Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, and he spent time as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before finding fame as a writer.
Date of Birth:November 30, 1835
Date of Death:April 21, 1910
Place of Birth:Florida, Missouri
Place of Death:Redding, Connecticut