Mark Twain Laughing
Humorous Anecdotes By About Samuel L. Clemens
These funny stories that Twain used professionally or reserved for close friends progress chronologically from old-fashioned belly-laughs to polished wit. They reflect a shift in national taste, as America turned from an aural to a visual popular culture.
Funny stories that Twain used professionally or reserved for close friends.
“A wonderfully funny and valuable collection….”
—Nineteenth- Century Fiction.
“The volume offers entertainment and to some extent reveals Twain’s evolving approach to humor….”
“This collection, along with Zall’s commentary, make for a fine, amusing and revealing sampling of America’s unique raconteur. The gem of America’s traditional humor glistens in this important collection.”
“…a sparkling collection of anecdotes by and about Mark Twain….”