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The Stolen White Elephant/A Dog's Tale

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer. Twain is most noted for his novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). He is also known for his quotations. His first important work, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, was published ...more
Paperback, illustrated, 52 pages
Published March 21st 2008 by Dodo Press (first published 1882)
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Gary
Jul 24, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another Mark Twain story that for me fails to impress. The story is well written as you would expect from Mark Twain but the story is weak and not of great interest. I have read and enjoyed a lot of Mark Twain's work but unfortunately the last two have been very disappointing..
The plot is about a white elephant that mysteriously goes missing, no big surprise there given the title of the book. The book is funny in places but overall not the best story Mark Twain has written, I suggest you try one
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Perry Whitford
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some stories, some speeches and some sightseeing from America's king of comedy.

The title story is exceptionally funny. A huge white elephant from Siam goes missing in New York, Chief Inspector Blunt goes to work, Twain has his little laugh at the public reverence for fictional detectives:

He took a pen and some paper. “Now—name of the elephant?”
“Hassan Ben Ali Ben Selim Abdallah Mohammed Mois Alhammal Jamsetjejeebhoy Dhuleep Sultan Ebu Bhudpoor.”
“Very well. Given name?”
“Jumbo.”


Just as hilarious w
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William Durkee
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was ok
I didnt get this one, as much as other Twain short stories. ...more
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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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