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the Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain reveals the comic and ironic genius of Mark Twain the Lincoln of American Literature
on March 8, 2016
Mark Twain (born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida Missouri in 1835-died in 1910) is the greatest and best known American author. Twain wrote several novels; the greatest two are Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Many have read these classics in school but have not been introduced to the genius of Twain in the genre of the short story/tale tale. That omission is corrected in this marvelous collection of almost eight hundred pages. Included are such classics as "The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg"; "A Dog's Tale:; "Was it Heave or Hell?" The dark apocalyptic vision of "The Mysterious Stranger"; The humorous gem "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calevaras County: and many more. Twain's targets are:
1. Hypocrisy in all its many incarnations in the human animal
2. Racial injustice in America .
3. Unthinking belief in God
4. Cruelty to animals
5. Science at war with Faith.
Twain was a master at fable, the tall tale and the ironical short story. Enrich yourself with this marvelous collection.