The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other

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10 thoughts on “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches

  1. Shaun Shaun says:

    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 Digest World s Bes 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 Digest World s Best Reading They re beautiful books


  2. Illiterate Illiterate says:

    Twain s first Satire and silliness, mocking priggish ideas about eg good children, national heroes, and spiritualism.


  3. Michael Tildsley Michael Tildsley says:

    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 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 their art it would seem Very poignant piece that strikes at the heart of what we call value The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg is a classic It should be taught in schools Maybe it is now, but it wasn t when I was coming up and I went to 13 schools in various states, areas, and districts I feel like Twain and Vonnegut would have gotten along and had much to say to each other over coffee while I read this piece It is damning of human nature while also illuminating it A Fable is the shortest piece in a short collection, but I would say it packs a punch for the Cat s Moral at the end I don t want to give it away, but I wish I had had this story back when I was in college to use as ammunition against one of myunpalatable and prideful professors, whose worldview and critical view were to be taken as canon, not opinion


  4. LeAnn LeAnn says:

    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.


  5. Mary Tuley Mary Tuley says:

    All I really want is to go back in time and become Mark Twain s best friend.


  6. Jeff Jeff says:

    Filled with his classic humor and genius, this story collection may not be Twain s best work in complete form, but offers a striking amount of discourse on morality and the questioning of conventions It seems to me that most of the best literature and authors are invested in reinvestigating the standards of society and culture that seem clean on the surface but are corrupt in the closets Twain s morality tales and yarns force the reader into the uncomfortable notion that their standards and tr Filled with his classic humor and genius, this story collection may not be Twain s best work in complete form, but offers a striking amount of discourse on morality and the questioning of conventions It seems to me that most of the best literature and authors are invested in reinvestigating the standards of society and culture that seem clean on the surface but are corrupt in the closets Twain s morality tales and yarns force the reader into the uncomfortable notion that their standards and traditions, even their very beliefs, are nestled in limited critical thinking rather than truth.And somehow, he does that while being funny


  7. Glenn Robinson Glenn Robinson says:

    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.


  8. DaniLanglie DaniLanglie says:

    Some of these stories would getthan 4 stars, some of them less I didn t really care for the titular story, and a few of the other short, fable like ones Some of the longer stories I really, really liked, but they didn t have satisfying conclusions My favorite story, for the most part, was Extract From Captain Stormfield s Visit to Heaven The ideas about Heaven were so fresh and interesting I d never read any other version of the afterlife like it But the ending just kind of petered Some of these stories would getthan 4 stars, some of them less I didn t really care for the titular story, and a few of the other short, fable like ones Some of the longer stories I really, really liked, but they didn t have satisfying conclusions My favorite story, for the most part, was Extract From Captain Stormfield s Visit to Heaven The ideas about Heaven were so fresh and interesting I d never read any other version of the afterlife like it But the ending just kind of petered out, which I thought was a bummer.Mark Twain has a way of writing that makes it feel as if you can really hear people telling a story It s like he s managed to take the voice of a storyteller and transcribe it exactly Some of my other favorites were A Medieval Romance and The 1,000,000 Pound Bank Note The first of these also has an unsatisfying ending, but in a way that felt appropriate to the story I found myself eager to come up with my own version of events to fill in the blanks And the latter was fun because of how satisfactory the ending was It put a nice guy in a really weird, stressful situation, but then in the end everything worked out perfectly for all people involved Sometimes it s nice to get a win.So yeah Mark Twain is awesome I definitely like his fictionthan his memoirs, though


  9. Elis Agustiana Elis Agustiana says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I very like this book It was telling me many stories We can feel what writer feel It tells us about some Jim Smiley s experiences And I think it surprised me when I read it This book containe some happies, sad even touching stories For example, first story in this book talking about Smiley s frog which is have highest jump than other But when he wanted to make a competition for his frog, someone maked his frog cannot jump even his frog became very weak This happened because someone exit I very like this book It was telling me many stories We can feel what writer feel It tells us about some Jim Smiley s experiences And I think it surprised me when I read it This book containe some happies, sad even touching stories For example, first story in this book talking about Smiley s frog which is have highest jump than other But when he wanted to make a competition for his frog, someone maked his frog cannot jump even his frog became very weak This happened because someone exit all of sand by his frog So, his frog became very heavy and no power to make a little jump It maked Smiley look so sad And many other stories from this book is talking about some people in war who maked wrong shoot, someone who going to Rusia without his Passport, someone who was killing his conscience with his bad behaviour, true story about a tall black women who lost her son and found him at some years later, and also about a hero s dog who safe her baby s boss but some tragedy was happening, and his boss maked this dog s baby to be a research material until she lost her baby Robin


  10. Meredith Meredith says:

    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 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 about the nature of our assumptions around money A man assumed to have money can have as much credit as he wants, can even make money without spending money But a man who is assumed to not have money has to provide all their money andup front and usually be made to fail anyway Not much has changed since Twain s time, has it The last entry is Twain talking about the nature of humor and storytelling Good insights


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