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£1,000,000 Bank-Note & other new Stories

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I recently read a collection of short stories by Mark Twain, which included "£1,000,000 Bank-Note" among others. I found Twain's wit and humor to be as sharp as ever in this collection, with each story offering a unique perspective on society and human nature.

In "£1,000,000 Bank-Note," Twain explores the idea of wealth and its impact on one's life. The story follows a man who is given a banknote worth a million pounds and must navigate the challenges and opportunities that come with such a fortune. Twain's commentary on class and privilege is both humorous and thought-provoking, making the story a standout in the collection.

Other stories in the collection touch on a variety of topics, from mistaken identity to the absurdity of daily life. Twain's keen observations and clever writing style shine through in each tale, making for an entertaining and engaging read.

Overall, I highly recommend this collection to fans of Mark Twain or anyone looking for a good laugh. Twain's timeless humor and insightful commentary make these stories a must-read for anyone who appreciates classic literature.

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collection contains:

-The £1,000,000 Bank-Note
-Mental Telegraphy
-A Cure for the Blues
-The Enemy Conquered; or, Love Triumphant
-About all Kinds of Ships
-Playing Courier
-The German Chicago
-A Petition to the Queen of England
-A Majestic Literary Fossil

This Mark Twain short story collection was published in 1893, in a disastrous decade for the United States, a time marked by doubt and waning optimism, rapid immigration, labor problems, and the rise of political violence and social protest.

It was also a difficult time for Twain personally, as he was forced into bankruptcy and devastated by the death of his favorite daughter, Suzy. Yet the title story still brims with confidence and optimism, marking the moment of hope just before Twain turned to the grim stories of his later years. (Introduction by Wikipedia)

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