Chuckle along with the best 19th-century humorists, who provide you with tall tales, puns, and witty ripostes. Seven of these 27 gems are from Twain himself. No guarantees of political correctness, but sure to tickle your 21st-century funny bone. Beginning with the piece that made Mark Twain famous -- "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" -- and ending with his fanciful "How I Edited an Agricultural Paper," this treasure trove of an anthology, an abridgment of the 1888 original, collects several of Twain's own pieces, in addition to tall tales, fables, and satires by fourteen of Twain's contemporaries, including Washington Irving, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ambrose Bierce, William Dean Howells, Joel Chandler Harris, Artemus Ward, and Bret Harte.
Great Classic Humor / Mark Twain (ed.)
“…Narrators Marsh McCandless, Marni Webb, Richard Russ, and Rich Nicholas all do a terrific job with their respective pieces, but McCandless’s rendition of Twain’s are exceptional.” ~Library Journal