The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

by Mark Twain


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First published in 1865, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" was Mark Twain's first real literary success and arguably launched his career as a writer. The story revolves around a tale the narrator once heard about a gambler named Jim Smiley who would bet on absolutely anything. An amusing tale of mistaken identity and a frog called Daniel Webster, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" is a must-read that will not disappoint fans of Twain's unique work. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), more commonly known under the pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, lecturer, publisher and entrepreneur most famous for his novels "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" (1876) and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (1884). Other notable works by this author include: "The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today" (1873) and "The Prince and the Pauper" (1881). Read & Co. Classics is proudly republishing this classic short story now in a new edition complete with a specially-commissioned biography of the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780895986627
Publisher: Perfection Learning Corporation
Publication date: 01/01/2000
Series: Tale Blazers: American Literature
Pages: 54
Sales rank: 796,229
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Mark Twain pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, was an American humorist, lecturer, journalist, and novelist who acquired international fame for his novels “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and its sequel, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”.

Date of Birth:

November 30, 1835

Date of Death:

April 21, 1910

Place of Birth:

Florida, Missouri

Place of Death:

Redding, Connecticut

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