Best Read [Mark Twain] ✓ Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog and Other Stories || [History Book] PDF í
Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM By Mark Twain

Classic American English Mark Twain is one of America s most famous and best loved writers He wrote about every important subject of his time Twain s stories are usually amusing but with a serious message too You will read about people s hopes and fears, happiness and terrible sadness and wonderful practical jokes
  • Title: Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog and Other Stories
  • Author: Mark Twain
  • ISBN: 9781405862394
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Paperback

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Shaun Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
I was going to give this a two-star rating, but reading several of the other reviews, it’s just clear to me that I didn’t like the book that much. I don’t think Twain’s humor is that funny, rarely evokes a smile much less a laugh, and his writing is dull and wordy. I lose track of what he’s trying to say and just can’t get into the stories he presents. I don’t see his appeal.As to this specific book, however, it is a very pretty book; I love every book in this series (Reader's Dige [...]
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Glenn Robinson Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
A fun collection of short stories by Mark Twain ranging from a visit to Heaven, the life of a dog, to a contest to see if a homeless guy could survive if he only had a million dollar treasury check.
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Michael Tildsley Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
Other than the titular story and "The Bad Boy," I love every other work in this short, short volume. I am upset at myself for having put this one off for so long on my 'to-read' list. I was never huge on Tom Sawyer or Huck Finn, so I assumed I would not like Twain's shorter works. Oh, how wrong I was!"Is He Living or Is He Dead?" is a fantastic little story of ingenuity that still holds up to this day. Without giving anything away, I can say that artists will always be starving for the sake of t [...]
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LeAnn Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
So That's where the "Golden Arm" Ghost story comes from! Mark Twain explains how to tell the story to get the best reaction from your audience. This is a fun collection of some of Mark Twain's short stories. I have a copy that I found in my parent's home.
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Mary Tuley Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
All I really want is to go back in time and become Mark Twain's best friend.
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Goddess of Chaos Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
Mark Twain's sense of humor in displayI enjoy the wit, wisdom, and humor of Mark Twain, and was intrigued by the description mentioning his translating the celebrated jumping from of calevares county back out of French.From the first line it is clear the French translator has a different sense of humor, as he skips the first few paragraphs of the story, which set the stage for the tale, and contain some of the imagery and humor. It also means Simon Wheeler and the narrator are no longer two dist [...]
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Meredith Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
I expected the story of the Celebrated Jumping Frog to go on a little further, mainly because I know there has been a movie/tv movie, a something that involved a whole community in a frog jumping contest. But that's what happens when modern media get a hold of an old story. What the story was was amusing, if in a far different way. The idea of whether or not when it comes to making bets if there are any rules to fair play. The tale of the many who has a million pound note is classic Twain satire [...]
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Carl Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
I enjoy Twain's prose and humor. Just like with his Old Ram story, he manages to make a ramble about nothing particularly humorous and entertaining.
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Muhammad Yusuf Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
Awesome. some stories from his book really funny, sad, etc. and also good illustrations. oh i really love "ed jackson meets cornelius vanderbilt"
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Owen Townend Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
I've always been aware of the fact that Twain is a great wit but only now, having read a mixture of his speeches, editorials and short stories, do I understand his significance to history.Though there is more non-fiction than was promised by the title, I nevertheless feel closer to the classic author's way of thinking and, more importantly, how he brandishes humour.This is often old-fashioned in its humility and sense of ceremony but I like to think that it is also part of Twain's natural patter [...]
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Dave Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
How does one assign a rating to Mark Twain? One obvious possibility is to give them all his works five stars. It could easily be argued that they all deserve it. On the other hand, giving them all the same rating would make ratings useless as a comparison between his works. One could look at how Mark Twain would rate his own work, but in the case of “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches”, published in May of 1867, it seems likely that Twain would have given it o [...]
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PurplyCookie Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
A collection of short stories by one of the most beloved American writers, Mark Twain. "The Celebrated Jumping Frog" is a humorous story about a man who had a frog that could jump higher than any other. He made a bet with a sly man, and he went off to catch a frog for the man, the man filled the "Celebrated Jumping Frog" with shot, and the frog wouldn't move. "The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg" is about Hadleyburg which is a town that every other town wants to be, it is clean, small, and has nev [...]
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King Ævil Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
Before I read the story, I knew very little about “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” except its reputation. And afterward, I was horribly disappointed: I finished it with a disbelieving, “That was it?”. The star of the tale, as it turned out, is not as celebrated as the story itself—not by several orders of magnitude. What’s more, I enjoyed several of the other pieces in the collection considerably more than the title story, which did not seem exceptional compared to t [...]
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Mike Ogilvie Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
This is a small collection of (very) short stories - they're almost like a set of modern fables. I'd heard of the Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, but not any of the others. They are: The Story of the Bad Little Boy, Is He Living or Is He Dead?, The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, and A Fable.Surprisingly, he one story that is in the title of the collection is my least favorite. It's just okay, but the others make the collection truly great. These should be required reading in high sc [...]
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Chris Munson Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
"The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and other Sketches " is essentially a collection of humor essays that Mark Twain wrote when he was working for a newspaper in California and includes the famous Jumping Frog story. This group of essays provide a great insight into the sarcastic and snarky humor that was a hallmark of many of Clemens writing style. Ironically, the Jumping Frog story probably isn't the funniest in the collection. My personal favorite actually turned out to be the "C [...]
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Janessa Lantz Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
There's no point in "reviewing" the works of Mark Twain. It's a comical endeavor. The best I have is my reaction to his work. I first read Twain when I was a kid, I didn't like it at all. This book was my second attempt at Twain, I loved it. Reading Mark Twain is like meeting the family of an old friend. Suddenly you get where your friend got their sense of humor, their clothing style, their quirks. There's a little bit of Mark Twain in every American author that has written anything notable ove [...]
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Ryota Kato Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
1 penguin leaders / level32 100min3 bet, frog, sand, won, fights, stranger, jump4 a. I'll bet five dollers she's dead by Saturday. b. I felt that what a impolite man to said that. He has adiction of betting.5 The frog appeared on this story. I don't like the frog, so this story made me bad feeling. But I learned betting is not good for people who cannot control their feeling from this story.
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Christy Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
This book just didn't do anything for me. While I love to read, I'm actually quite stupid. I just don't "get" the classics. I've never read Twain before and have always put him off because I got the impression he was a bit dull. These short stories did nothing to change my perception. I definitely didn't connect to any of the tales, except maybe the last line of the fable. I couldn't gel with the writing style either. Very boring and dry as I had suspected:
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Samantha Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
Really, more like 3.5 stars.There were some stories I REALLY liked and would give 5 stars, and other stories I didn't care for at all. Probably just a generational gap more than a century. I did find the last 'story' included to be very interesting. It was all about how to tell a humorous story.
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Tyler Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
I love Mark Twain's short stories. They are like a breath of fresh air to me. I know that it comes off really cliche, but that is the best truth for me, and I'll stick by it :) This story is pretty short, but it teaches the moral lesson of watching your back to make sure that you aren't getting cheated or swindled. Great story!
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E. Gail Chandler Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
From "A Dog's Tale" My father was a St. Bernard, my mother was a collie, but I am a Presbyterian.And in "Jim Baker's Blue Jay Yarn" Twain commends the jay for his grammar but says "A jay hasn't anymore principle than a Congressman."In his review, Wagenknecht reports that we are in the presence of genius.
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Sharrice Aleshire Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
So far I only have read Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog but let me just say this, I am s lost on the clean humor. I think I need to read a few more of these to be able to get the overall message because the humor in this story was so completely lost on me. Oh well live and learn.
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Emily Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
The first of the readings for the class where I'm a graduate assistant (American Lit Since 1865 -- I hit the jackpot). Good example of the tall tale, and the part about the dog made me laugh.
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Carol Ann Hoyt Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
Much of Mark Twain's writings are not humorous to me. I think I have a problem with the run-on sentences. I lose track of what I'm reading. This is a good tale, though. It seems to me that it accurately portrays what life in this mining camp town must have been like in the late 1800's.
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Abby Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
The stories in this book were fun, and very critical of humans in their willingness to push aside others and their morality for a bit of money. Just as I would expect from Twain. We could use a bit of this brand of satire today.
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Jones Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
I enjoyed most of the stories, though Twain's dry whit sometimes required perseverance. My favorite shorts were "The $1,000,000 Bank Note" and "Jim Baker's Bluejay Yarn." It was interesting to learn that the story "Was it Heaven or Hell" was based on the author's personal experience.
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Brock Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
Mark Twain is witty, timeless, occasionally dark and frequently insightful. The stories aren't all great, but they're all enjoyable to read and some of them have well-deserved reputations as classics of the form. Re-read them when your kids need to go to bed.
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Peter Salva Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. As the Twain' s first published collection, I cannot praise its light humor and quick wit enough. I haven't read anything of his in a long while, so I was very pleased to dig into this collection. There are some true gems here.
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Me Jun 27, 2019 - 05:55 AM
It's a collection of short stories so the quality differs. But please do yourself a favour and don't read the last story last.
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Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog and Other Stories By Mark Twain Classic American English Mark Twain is one of America s most famous and best loved writers He wrote about every important subject of his time Twain s stories are usually amusing but with a serious message too You will read about people s hopes and fears, happiness and terrible sadness and wonderful practical jokes

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