The $30,000 Bequest And Other Stories is a collection of short stories by the iconic American writer and humorist Mark Twain. Twain was immensely popular in his day, among his critics and contemporaries as well as the numerous artists, presidents, industrialists and members of royalty whom he counted as friends. He remains popular to this day and is considered one of the great American authors.
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Focusing on the experience of freedom embodied in three Twain texts, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, and No. 44, the Mysterious Stranger, this book encapsulates both Twain's early and late theoretical speculations on the nature of the divided self. From the thoughts and actions of the protagonists in these works, we can trace and follow Twain's fictive map of mind, one that eventually leads to a new vision of personal freedom.
Advice to Little Girls is a humorous short story written by Mark Twain in 1865 and published in 1867. However, it would not be wise for young a girls to take the advice to heart. That said, given the gore of the Civil War, its references to fantasies of methods for resolving sibling tensions are relatively tame. Besides, the piece is certainly tongue-in-cheek, having Twain's mock seriousness and absurdities that abound. Often what starts out as a reasonable suggestion for mutually compatible co-existence ends up as being ludicrous and outrageous. Scalding a younger brother with hot water as a method to secure his attention falls in this category. Other Stories includes: Was it Heaven? Or Hell?, The $30,000 Bequest, A Dog's Tale, The Five Boons of Life, How to Tell a Story, and others...
Is a collection of thirty comic short stories by the iconic American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The stories contained span the course of his career, from "Advice to Young Girls" in 1865 to the titular tale in 1904. Although Twain had ample time to refine his short stories between their original publication date and this collection, there is little evidence to suggest he took an active interest in doing so. "A Burlesque Biography" contains only a few minor technical revisions which make it different from the 1871 version found in Mark Twain's "(Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance". "Advice to Little Girls" shows slight revision from its earlier publication in The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.