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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Entertaining, 22 Sept. 2010
M. Dowden (London, UK) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Jumping Frog and Other Sketches (Pushkin Collection) (Paperback)
A warning to readers, this book has quite small print. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, who wrote under the name of Mark Twain became famous with the pieces written in this book. First published in 1867 all the pieces here had formerly appeared in other publications. The Jumping Frog here appears as it was originally written, then the French translation, and then Twain's re-translation of it back into English. In all there are twenty seven pieces here, all showing the amazing wit of Twain.

Conidered by Faulkner as 'The Father of American Literature', he was also considered to be the best American humorist of his age and reading this you can easily understand why. Amongst the other pieces here is the tale of a woman whom the man she loves seems to have problems staying together. From contracting smallpox and then other incidents, the marriage is always being delayed. There is a discourse on the common cold, and the sort of remedies that others proffer, as well as satires on the type of story that Sunday School attendees read, as well as accident insurance.

Each sketch is a gem unto itself and this book will have you laughing out loud more than once. If you like something that is funny whilst also being good to read, then you should absolutely love this great book.
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