The Jumping Frog and Other Stories

The Jumping Frog and Other Stories

By Mark Twain

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A selection of early works by America's greatest wit

A much celebrated jumping frog, the lack of literature in a gold-mining town, and castaways who eat their own shoes to survive are among the subjects treated by the stories contained in this volume. The Jumping Frog and Other Sketches captures the light and humorous spirit of Mark Twain's early work, inspired by his experiences in the mining districts of California and Nevada. These sketches became widely known in America, India, China and England and launched the solid foundation of the author's fame.

Translated by
Cover illustration by True Williams
240 pp
Published 30 June 2008
ISBN 9781901285932
Pushkin Collection