For nearly two decades before Mark Twain published his finest novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, he was refining his craft and winning tremendous popularity with his short stories and sketches. This richly entertaining and comprehensive collection presents sixty-five of the very best of Mark Twain’s short pieces, from the classic frontier sketch “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” to the richly imaginative fable “Extract from Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven.” Compiled by Pulitzer Prize–winning Twain scholar and biographer, Justin Kaplan, this collection represents some of Mark Twain’s wittiest and most insightful writing.
Six of the best-loved Mark Twain classics in a beautiful hardback format. Delighting children and adults around the world, the classic stories of Mark Twain are a must-read set. Featuring The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Prince and the Pauper and more this timeless collection will remind readers of the power of Twain's vivid imagination. Part of Bounty's new Classic Fiction series, this title is an essential for anyone with a real love of literature.
"On the Decay of the Art of Lyingis" a short essay written by Mark Twain in 1885 for a meeting of the Historical and Antiquarian Club of Hartford, Connecticut. In the essay, Twain laments the dour ways in which men of America's Gilded Age employ man's "most faithfull friend."