The L.1,000,000 Bank-note and Other New Stories

The L.1,000,000 Bank-note and Other New Stories

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Nine stories include "Mental Telegraphy," "A Cure for the Blues," "About All Kinds of Ships," "Playing Courier," and "A Majestic Literary Fossil"

Oxford University Press
A delightful collection of diverse tales, ranging from short stories and personal essays to literary criticism and travel pieces, The �1,000,000 Bank-Note gathers together nine works, many of which are now unobtainable elsewhere, that testify to the range of Twain's humor and the breadth of his interests. "The �1,000,000 Bank-Note," one of Twain's best-loved tales, is a wish-fulfillment fantasy in which a bet between two rich English eccentrics catapults a down-and-out clerk from San Francisco into wealth, status and fame in London society. The other pieces range from "Mental Telegraphy," a serious essay reflecting Twain's interest in extrasensory perception, to a tongue-in-cheek "Petition to the Queen of England" for relief from taxes. Readers will also find engaging travel essays, combining autobiographical reminiscence, tall tales, and ruminations on society and culture.

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, c1996
ISBN: 9780195101447
Branch Call Number: F TWA
Characteristics: xliv, 260, 26 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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