Год выпуска: 2009 Автор: Mark Twain Исполнитель: Robin Field Жанр: Classics Издательство: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Тип: аудиокнига Аудиокодек: MP3 Битрейт аудио: 192 kbps Продолжительность: 10:03:39 Описание: Mark Twain's writing has been wildly popular ever since he put pen to paper, and now its popularity has continued into the new century. Mark Twain was well known as a great American short-story writer as well as a novelist and humorist. This collection of eighteen of his best short stories, the well known and the lesser known, displays his best-known side, as a master of Western humor and frontier realism, with little of the pessimism that surfaced in his later works. Beginning the collection is "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog," which was Twain's first successful story, published in 1865 in the New York Saturday Press. This comic version of an old folk tale became the title story of The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches, published in 1867, which was what established him as a leading American humorist. Twain's most distinctive work sums up the tradition of Western humor and frontier realism. Beginning as a journalist, he assumed the method and point of view of popular literature in the U.S., maintaining the personal anecdotal style that he also used in his comic lectures. These stories display Twain's place in American letters as a master writer in the authentic native idiom. He was exuberant and irreverent, but underlying the humor was a vigorous desire for social justice and a pervasive equalitarian attitude.
01.Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog 02.The Story of the Bad Little Boy Who Didnt Come to Grief 03.Cannibalism in the Cars 04.Journalism in Tennesse 05.The Story of the Good Little Boy Who Did Not Prosper 06. How I Edited an Agricultural Paper Once 07.Political Economy 08.A True Story Repeated Word for Word as I Heard It 09.The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut 10.Punch Brothers Punch 11.Jim Bakers Blue-Jay Yarn 12.The Stolen White Elephant 13.The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm 14.The Private History of a Campaign That Failed 15.Extracts from Adams Diary 16.The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg 17.The 30000 Bequest 18.Eves Diary