THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY

Mark Twain

 

The Jumping Frog was Mark Twains’ his first great success as a writer and brought him national attention.

The story tells the tale about a miner named Jim Smiley who would offer to bet on anything and everything, from horse races to dogfights to the health of the local parson’s wife. One day he catches a frog whom he names Dan’l Webster and trains it jump over the coming months. But it is when a stranger comes to the camp that Jim’s gambling skill is tested.

Mark Twain was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which is often considered to be one of the great American novels.

ISBN 9781911475231 – Paperback – 105 mm x 140 mm – 64 pages
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