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A Horse's Tale

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ISBN-13: 978-1594567339
ISBN-10: 1594567336
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About the Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, pseudonym Mark Twain was an American novelist, humorist and lecturer. He is known for his pragmatism of place and language and unforgettable characters. His famous works are ?A Horse?s Tale?, ?Life on Mississippi? and ?War Prayer?. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 86 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 30, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594567336
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594567339
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful By ChadBJX on January 17, 2011
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Having read a few of Twain's books before I decided to pick this one up during a bout of insomnia. 99% of the book is sort of interesting, tells a story in a round about way and makes you care for the young girl and the horse she falls in love with. I'm not sure what Twain's purpose was here, a shock piece, maybe, on the brutality of old style bull fighting where a blindfolded horse was used virtually as a target in a bloodsport. But it was very cruel of the author to make us care about these two only to kill them off savagely in a bullring with the child cradling the head of her dying horse in her arms as the enraged bull charges.
Do NOT read this book to a child, do NOT give this book to a child. In my opinion it should have a warning label! That being said, understand that I'm a 56 year old man and this story haunted me for days.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By bccarlis on September 6, 2012
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I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I will admit that the end is not for the faint of heart! But true to Mark Twain's style, the book was vivid and creative. I don't particularly like books that humanize animals, but I think Twain did a fine job of telling the story from a horse's point of view.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Kim LaSavio on January 15, 2011
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As a Mark Twain and horse lover, I was naturally intrigued by the title of this short story and greatly enjoyed the story until the last several chapters. The gut and heart wrenching ending for anyone who loves children and/or animals is disturbing to say the least, and I don't mind tragedy with a purpose. This was so bad as to keep me awake for several nights after finishing. DO NOT read this to children!
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By sharico66 on February 20, 2011
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This book certainly taught me that you should always read the reviews before downloading a book. I did enjoy some of the book. I actually laughed outloud a few times. I pictured a young Shirley Temple as Lieutenant-General Alison. It was somewhat difficult to follow all of the characters as both humans and animals talked. I do agree with the other reviewers that there wasn't much story about a horse and it was a disturbing story. I'm not a member of any animal rights group but I am a horse lover and a former owner. Twain certainly did not hold back and spare any horribly cruel details. My advice is if you read this book just stop at chapter 10, the story takes a major nose dive at that point. NOT A CHILDREN'S BOOK, I was always under the impression that Twain was a G or PG writer.
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A Horse's Tale is a fantastic book! The author did a great job and when my dad saw that this book was by Mark Twain he instantly told me I would most likely love the book... and I did! All except for a couple of thing. The first thing was that the whole book was about an hour long. (Which is a little shorter than I would have liked it to be) Secondly, the end was REALLY sad. I mean who likes a story without a happy ending? The girl that owns the horse dies at the end and it is quite graphic. And that ending might kind of crush your dreams of going to see a bull fight in Spain.... just saying... So I read some reviews AFTER I had finished the book. I can't say that I wouldn't recommend that because some of the reviews are spoilers. (Like this one) ;)
Hopes this review wasn't too much of a spoiler ;),
Sophia
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By C. Jensen on February 12, 2012
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i had just started this book when i read the reviews. after reading that it kept adults awake at night for a few nights i deleted it right away. i am lucky i hadn't read past chapter 2. as a 11 yr old and horse lover i don't want to read about dying or blood. PLEASE DO NOT READ THIS BOOK IF YOU ARE AN ANIMAL LOVER OR KID.i am glad i didn't!
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By Amazon Customer on November 24, 2012
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Okay, so THIS book was amazing, but the ending, WOW, it really made me mad I love Mark Twain and all his pieces, and so I see this as being a normal write. Very well written. Wish it was longer.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By susan on March 13, 2012
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I enjoyed reading this book although I didn't care for the ending. It was an easy and quick read. I would recommend this book.
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