The celebrated jumping frog of calaveras county in compliance with the request of a friend of mine who wrote me from the east i called on good natured garrulous old simon wheeler and inquired after my friends friend leonidas w smiley as requested to do and i hereunto append the result. The celebrated jumping frog of calaveras county and other sketches is also the title story of an 1867 collection of short stories by mark twain it was twains first book and collected 27 stories that were previously published in magazines and newspapers. Originally published in 1865 the notorious jumping frog of calaveras county began mark twains remarkable career and immediately demonstrated his masterful storytelling and brilliant sense of humor. From light hearted wit to experienced satire mark twains stories reflect his observations taken from his own life as a steamboat pilot world traveler and frontier reporter ppquotthe celebrated jumping frog of calaveras countyquot is an 1865 short story by mark twain his first great success as a writer bringing him national attention. Includes five of mark twains best short stories including the notorious jumping frog of calaveras county classic humor from the author of huck finn tom sawyer and other great american novels
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