A Horse's Tale

A Horse's Tale

by Mark Twain
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A Horse's Tale by Mark Twain

A Horse's Tale is a novel by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), written partially in the voice of Soldier Boy, who is Buffalo Bill's favorite horse, at a fictional frontier outpost with the U.S. 7th Cavalry and it's a classic of American satire.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809533503
Publisher: Wildside Press
Publication date: 11/05/2003
Series: Works of Mark Twain Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 - April 21, 1910),[1] better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. Among his writings are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885),[2] the latter often called "The Great American Novel".

Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. After an apprenticeship with a printer, Twain worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to the newspaper of his older brother, Orion Clemens.

Twain moved to San Francisco in 1864, still as a journalist, and met writers such as Bret Harte and Artemus Ward. The young poet Ina Coolbrith may have romanced him.

Twain was fascinated with science and scientific inquiry. He developed a close and lasting friendship with Nikola Tesla, and the two spent much time together in Tesla's laboratory.

Twain patented three inventions, including an "Improvement in Adjustable and Detachable Straps for Garments" (to replace suspenders) and a history trivia game.[35][36] Most commercially successful was a self-pasting scrapbook; a dried adhesive on the pages needed only to be moistened before use.[35] Over 25,000 were sold.[

Twain's novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889) features a time traveler from the contemporary US, using his knowledge of science to introduce modern technology to Arthurian England. This type of storyline would later become a common feature of a science fiction subgenre, alternate history.

In 1909, Thomas Edison visited Twain at his home in Redding, Connecticut and filmed him. Part of the footage was used in The Prince and the Pauper (1909), a two-reel short film. It is said to have been the only known existing film footage of Twain.

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 Horse's Tale 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If u r looking for a happy story, read all of this book except the end. I waz terribly sad at the end of the book. And wish i cud rip out the ending and write a happy one. The signs were wrongly read by me, and i thought the book wud end happy because of how cheerful the rest of it wuz. But no, break our hearts y dontcha? Yes, i recognize many great books are sad, but those books end good despite the fact they r sad. This book looked promising to me, and i thought if it wuz longer with sum more detail, it wud b fantastic. But no book can b that great with a ending as sad as this one is. As i said b4, if u r looking 4 sumthing happy, read all of this book except the end.
Debby Locke More than 1 year ago
well written till the end, reads like he lost the ending and rewrote in 5 minutes, missing something, decided to read just because of the authors name, not his best work
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Endearing little Wild West story of Buffalo Bill's horse and the delightful little girl who befriends him. There is a fairly graphic description of a bull fight that will make readers agree with the horses who overhear it that, yes, humans are brutes. Some typos, but nothing too difficult to get through. The inclusion of the musical notation for the different bugle calls used in the fort is an interesting touch.
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It is so sad i wood not reed this to a little kid
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It's the best book I've ever read! It is a very cute book.
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I dont like this
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Please i need a freind please contact me by water thank you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This copy of the book is filled with typos
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book a lot