The Best Short Stories of Mark Twain

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Mark Twain

Narrated By: Robin Field

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: December 2009

Duration: 10 hours 5 minutes

Summary:

Mark Twain was known as a great American short-story writer as well as novelist and humorist. This collection of eighteen of his best short stories, from the well known to the lesser known, displays his mastery of Western humor and frontier realism. The stories also show how Twain earned his place in American letters as a master writer in the authentic native idiom. He was exuberant and irreverent, but underlying the humor was a vigorous desire for social justice and equality.
Beginning the collection is Twain’s comic version of an old folk tale, “Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog,” first published in 1865 in the New York Saturday Press. It became the title story of The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches, the work that established him as a leading American humorist.
Stories include:
1. “Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog” 2. “The Story of the Bad Little Boy Who Didn’t Come to Grief” 3. “Cannibalism in the Cars” 4. “Journalism in Tennessee” 5. “The Story of the Good Little Boy Who Did Not Prosper” 6. “How I Edited an Agricultural Paper Once” 7. “Political Economy” 8. “A True Story, Repeated Word for Word as I Heard It” 9. “The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut” 10. “Punch, Brothers, Punch!” 11. “Jim Baker’s Blue-Jay Yarn” 12. “The Stolen White Elephant” 13. “The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm” 14. “The Private History of a Campaign That Failed” 15. “Extracts from Adam’s Diary” 16. “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg” 17. “The $30,000 Bequest” 18. “Eve’s Diary”

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  • Anonymous

    Boring. Wouldn’t recommend

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