"All modern American literature comes from... Mark Twain." ERNEST HEMINGWAY
Notable for the shaggy-dog quality of the story within the story, this early work of humorous short prose was Mark Twain’s first big success as a writer.
Seeking someone named Smiley, a man comes to a mining camp and meets a fellow who tells him of another Smiley, who was given to betting on everything from dogfights to people’s health. One day, this Smiley caught a frog, and trained it to out-jump any other frogs set to the task; but when a stranger appeared at the camp, Smiley’s famed gambling skills were tested severely …
MARK TWAIN is the legendary pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835–1910), a writer whose central place in the American literary pantheon remains assured over a century after his death. He worked as a typesetter printer, steamboat pilot and journalist, before becoming a best-selling author in 1869.
ISBN 9781911475231 – Paperback – 110 mm x 140 mm – 64 pages – £2.99