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How to Tell a Story and Other Essays

How to Tell a Story and Other Essays
How to Tell a Story and Other Essays
Author: Mark Twain
ISBN: 9781907960031
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How to Tell a Story and Other Essays is one of Mark Twain’s most popular collections of essays.

First published in 1897, this collection contains advice on how to tell a story, with examples, criticism of a popular biography and some poorly written fiction, personal experience of the attempted reformation of public rights, the history and several versions of a story about a jumping frog, instances of telepathy, and more literary criticism. Twain’s keen wit, caustic humor and incisive satire are never more strongly displayed than in this collection. The contents of this English Rose edition are from the original edition: How to Tell a Story, In Defence of Harriet Shelley, Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offences, Travelling with a Reformer, The Private History of the "Jumping Frog" Story, Mental Telegraphy Again, What Paul Bourget Thinks of Us and A Little Note to M. Paul Bourget.

About the Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835–April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an extremely popular and prolific American author and humorist. His first great success as a writer came when his humorous tall tale, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”, was published in a New York weekly, The Saturday Press, in 1865. It was an immediate hit and brought him national attention. His major publications were The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), which drew on his youth in Hannibal, Missouri, a port town on the Mississippi River, and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), which solidified him as a noteworthy American writer. An offshoot from Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn had a more serious tone than its predecessor. It has been called “the Great American Novel” and Twain “the father of American literature”.

Product details

  • Format: Paperback
  • Page count: 136 pages
  • Publisher: English Rose Publishing
  • Publication date: 29 October, 2010
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907960031
  • ISBN-13: 9781907960031
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 0.8 cm (7.81 x 5.06 x 0.3 in)
  • RRP: £6.95

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How to Tell a Story and Other Essays is one of Mark Twain’s most popular collections of essays.

First published in 1897, this collection contains advice on how to tell a story, with examples, criticism of a popular biography and some poorly written fiction, personal experience of the attempted reformation of public rights, the history and several versions of a story about a jumping frog, instances of telepathy, and more literary criticism. Twain’s keen wit, caustic humor and incisive satire are never more strongly displayed than in this collection. The contents of this English Rose edition are from the original edition: How to Tell a Story, In Defence of Harriet Shelley, Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offences, Travelling with a Reformer, The Private History of the "Jumping Frog" Story, Mental Telegraphy Again, What Paul Bourget Thinks of Us and A Little Note to M. Paul Bourget.

About the Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835–April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an extremely popular and prolific American author and humorist. His first great success as a writer came when his humorous tall tale, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”, was published in a New York weekly, The Saturday Press, in 1865. It was an immediate hit and brought him national attention. His major publications were The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), which drew on his youth in Hannibal, Missouri, a port town on the Mississippi River, and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), which solidified him as a noteworthy American writer. An offshoot from Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn had a more serious tone than its predecessor. It has been called “the Great American Novel” and Twain “the father of American literature”.

Product details

  • Format: Paperback
  • Page count: 136 pages
  • Publisher: English Rose Publishing
  • Publication date: 29 October, 2010
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907960031
  • ISBN-13: 9781907960031
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 0.8 cm (7.81 x 5.06 x 0.3 in)
  • RRP: £6.95

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