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by Mark Twain,Roy Blount Jr.,Richard Bucci,Shelley Fisher Fishkin

Author: Mark Twain,Roy Blount Jr.,Richard Bucci,Shelley Fisher Fishkin
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press (December 5, 1996)
Pages: 288 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.5
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The Oxford Mark Twain series is a wonderful collection .

The Oxford Mark Twain series is a wonderful collection. The original book is a collection of 27 sketches by Twain which were published in various newspapers around the country.

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" is an 1865 short story by Mark Twain. It was his first great success as a writer and brought him national attention. The story has also been published as "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog" (its original title) and "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County". In it, the narrator retells a story he heard from a bartender, Simon Wheeler, at the Angels Hotel in Angels Camp, California, about the gambler Jim Smiley

In his Afterword, Richard Bucci notes that "Mark Twain rebelled against .

In his Afterword, Richard Bucci notes that "Mark Twain rebelled against everything that was obscure in art, and everywhere sought to deepen and broaden his audience. Mark Twain has a way of writing that makes it feel as if you can really hear people telling a story. It's like he's managed to take the voice of a storyteller and transcribe it exactly. I expected the story of the Celebrated Jumping Frog to go on a little further, mainly because I know there has been a movie/tv movie, a something that involved a whole community in a frog jumping contest.

Twain, Mark; Fishkin, Shelley Fisher (Foreword by), and Blount, Roy . From the original 29 volume set of Mark Twain by the Oxford U. Press. Mark Twain's first book containing twenty-seven of his short stories which were previously published in magazines and newspapers.

Twain, Mark; Fishkin, Shelley Fisher (Foreword by), and Blount, Roy (Introduction by), and Bucci, Richard (Afterword by). Published by Oxford University Press, New York (1996). ISBN 10: 0195101316 ISBN 13: 9780195101317. Introduction by Roy Blunt J. afterword by Richard Bucci. Seller Inventory 425373. More information about this seller Contact this seller 8. Seller Image.

As Roy Blount Jr. observes in his introduction, "Jumping Frog is not just .

Featuring 27 sketches the author wrote while living in California and Nevada, Mark Twain's first book, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, was published in May 1867, and has been out of print for well over a century.

Written in 1865, this short story by Mark Twain was an overnight success and reprinted all over the country Release Date January 1, 1867.

Written in 1865, this short story by Mark Twain was an overnight success and reprinted all over the country. In fact, this is the piece of writing that launched Mark Twain into fame. The Celebrated Jumping Frog focuses on a narrator from the East suffering through a Western man’s tall tale about a jumping frog. The story was made into an opera and performed at Indiana University in 1950. Today, the city of Angel’s Camp, California, the setting for this short story, calls itself the Home of the Jumping Frog. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" Track Info. Release Date January 1, 1867. observes in his introduction, "Jumping Frog is not just the seed from which the Mark Twain empire .

Featuring 27 sketches the author wrote while living in California and Nevada, Mark Twain's first book,The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, was published in May 1867, and has been out of print for well over a century.

Mark Twain: Literary maturity. first book was in fact The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches (1867), but it did not sell well. That same year, he moved to New York City, serving as the traveling correspondent for the San Francisco Alta California and for New York newspapers. Mark Twain, American humorist, journalist, lecturer, and novelist who acquired international fame for his travel narratives, especially The Innocents Abroad (1869), Roughing It (1872), and Life on the Mississippi (1883), and for hi. istory at your fingertips.

Featuring 27 sketches the author wrote while living in California and Nevada, Mark Twain's first book, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, was published in May 1867, and has been out of print for well over a century. As Roy Blount Jr. observes in his introduction, "Jumping Frog is not just the seed from which the Mark Twain empire sprang, it is his most devilish and quicksilver book, the one that made the fewest concessions to the book-buying market of the day--the work of a man who had profited, artistically, from the company of roughnecks." In his Afterword, Richard Bucci notes that "Mark Twain rebelled against everything that was obscure in art, and everywhere sought to deepen and broaden his audience. His cause was not merely to deflate and criticize, but to create, in a new and democratic artistic language. The Jumping Frog book is only a small moment on his path to remaking American fiction, but it is the beginning moment--reason enough to justify the book's reappearance now, after one hundred twenty five years. Grand historical significance aside, however, not a few of the sketches in this book still sparkle with their original humor and insight into the human condition."