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Mark Twain's Best

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Paperback, 250 pages
Published June 1962 by Scholastic Paperbacks
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Sheli Ellsworth
I must admit that I wasn't prepared for some of the "America's Favorite Humorist" stories. I had some vague notion of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer rattling around from my childhood. Most of the stories were entertaining and insightful. Twain's take on Adam and Eve was positively eye-opening because in spite of the sexual revolution things haven't changed that much. However, "The Mysterious Stranger" was so unsettling that I resorted to Wikipedia for clarification. I found Twain's rendition of--Satan...more
Mary Overton
From "The Diary of Adam and Eve" - one of Adam's early entries:
"Wednesday: Built me a shelter against the rain, but could not have it to myself in peace. The new creature intruded. When I tried to put it out it shed water out of the holes it looks with, and wiped it away with the back of its paws, and made a noise such as some of the other animals make when they are in distress. I wish it would not talk; it is always talking.... And this new sound is so close to me; it is right at my shoulder, r...more
Thom Swennes
Size doesn’t always matter! Mark Twain’s Best (a collection of eight short stories by Mark Twain) shows his versatility and adaptability in both debate and writing. The ability to convince an intelligent reader of the sensibleness of an absurdity is no mean feat. This is demonstrated most persuasively and beautifully credibly in his vast array of articles and short stories. These also show his flexibility in range. He can spin a yarn about a dog as easily as a language and each will produce a sm...more
I am only reading this because it is a known fact that Mark Twain is considered one of the best American writers of all time. I just wanted to get a sense Mr. Twain's writing styles. His stories are pretty cool...but I still love my Russian and French literature!
Good collection of selected writings. Good introduction for the casual reader.
The stories were entertaining and easy to read.
One of my all time favorites
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, 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 work...more
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