Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches by Mark Twain

I didn't check "highly recommended" as I defer to Mr. Twain who disliked this collection of short stories so much he destroyed the printing plates. I, however, enjoyed Twain's acerbic wit, particularly A Complaint to Correspondents (who hasn't received letters or had conversations about persons/events back home that you don't care a "twaddle" about?) and The Story of the Bad Little Boy, the one who can commit all kinds of childish atrocities and never come to harm, while the rest of us make one negligible error and all heck rains down on us. This collection of tales and essays is good for a chortle or two.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS1322 .C4 1996
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Diane Gennuso, Student Teaching Advisor, Antelope Valley Campus
Rating: Recommended

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