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A Telephonic Conversation

2.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  29 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Kindle edition of the classic Mark Twain short story.
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Published (first published 1906)
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Aug 28, 2011 Flannery rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People who like to listen to other people's phone convos in public.
Oh Samuel Clemens, you are hilarious. Mostly because I also love hearing one-sided phone conversations. I make fun of my mother all the time because she tells everyone that her email address is "MY FIRST NAME DOT MY LAST NAME AT GMAIL DOT COM."

Here's a typical one-sided conversation that could've heard me say the other day:


What? Why?


An armadillo? Where were you?


Ha! That's so amazing. The Amish horse looked you straight in the eye?


No, I know you hate movies that came out befo
Dani (The Pluviophile Reader)
While I feel this conversation is supposed to be entertaining and humorous it did not have that effect for me. I understand what Twain was trying to accomplish as we have all listened I to someone's phone conversation and thought how ridiculous it sounded whole only hearing the one side, his version of this event just didn't do it for me.
Aug 28, 2011 Beth rated it it was ok
Recommended to Beth by: Flannery
I do love Mark Twain and his snarky snarkiness. To me, though, this was just a gimmick and not a very well executed one. Flannery's take on this (in her review) is actually much funnier to me that the short story itself. But, then again, I have a thing about armadillos. And Amish horses. :)
Karen Chung
May 11, 2014 Karen Chung rated it liked it
Offers an entertaining half of a telephone conversation.
Alpa Dedhia
Jun 21, 2012 Alpa Dedhia rated it liked it
It will definitely make you giggle. And beware after reading this story you will tend to listen to one sided telephonic conversation just to enjoy the queer nature of it. ;)
Leah Hortin
Sep 08, 2011 Leah Hortin rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
It made me giggle. It only takes a few minutes to read, and is a free download, and highly entertaining. Makes you wonder what your own conversations sound like to outsiders.
Aug 28, 2011 Chichipio rated it really liked it
It's one side of a phone conversation… written by Mark Twain. Need I say more? That's what I thought.
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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
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