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Sketches New and Old

Sketches New and Old by Mark Twain
By: (1835-1910)

Sketches New and Old is a collection of short stories and essays by the famous American author Mark Twain. The book covers a variety of topics, from humorous anecdotes to more serious social commentary.

Twain's sharp wit and keen observations shine through in each of the sketches, making them both entertaining and thought-provoking. His writing is filled with clever wordplay and clever twists that keep readers engaged from start to finish.

One of the highlights of the book is Twain's ability to mix humor with deeper themes, such as the nature of truth and the absurdity of human behavior. The stories are timeless, still relevant and enjoyable to readers today.

Overall, Sketches New and Old is a delightful collection that showcases Twain's talent as a storyteller and satirist. It is a must-read for fans of classic American literature and anyone looking for a good laugh.

Book Description:

This collection of 63 writings by Mark Twain was published in 1875. Among other sketches, it contains “The Jumping Frog” in the original English, followed by a French translation (read here by Caroline Sophie) which Twain re-translated into English, showing how the French translation of his work was “badly flawed.” In many of these sketches, Twain shows his talent for outrageous and hilarious inventiveness, often in reaction to current events.


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