The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories

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Echo Library, Nov 1, 2006 - Fiction - 200 pages
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"The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories" was the final collection Twain assembled in his lifetime, and it's a momentous volume indeed, including titles that come from every part of his career. It includes "A Dog's Tale," "Was It Heaven? Or Hell?," "A Cure for the Blues," "The Curious Book," "The Californian's Tale," "A Helpless Situation," "A Telephonic Conversation," "Edward Mills and George Benton," "The Five Boons of Life," "The First Writing-Machines," "Italian without a Master," "Italian with Grammar," "A Burlesque Biography," "How to Tell a Story," "General Washington's Negro Body-Servant," "Wit Inspirations of the 'Two-Year-Olds, '" "An Entertaining Article," "A Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury," "Amended Obituaries," "A Monument to Adam," "A Humane Word from Satan," "Introduction to 'The New Guide of the Conversation in Portuguese and English, '" "Advice to Little Girls," "Post-Mortem Poetry," "The Danger of Lying in Bed," "Portrait of King William III," "Does the Race of Man Love a Lord?," "Extracts from Adam's Diary," and "Eve's Diary."

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Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer for a time, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled in the West, writing humorous sketches for newspapers. In 1865, he wrote the short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which was very well received. He then began a career as a humorous travel writer and lecturer, publishing The Innocents Abroad in 1869, Roughing It in 1872, and, co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner, Gilded Age in 1873. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi (1883), and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910.

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