Realism in Mark Twain’s Short Stories: The Realism of “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”

The Notorious Principal of Wastemytime School District In compliance with the request of an administrator of mine, who sent me in an e-mail, I called on good-natured, garrulous old Mr. Teachtoolong, and inquired after my administrator’s favorite writer, Leonidas W. Smiley, as requested to do, and I hereunto append the result. I have a lurking […]

Mark Twain Quotes

I went to Virginia City this past summer. Virginia City is an Old West mining town about 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe. Although I strongly recommend you spend a week in Tahoe this summer, Virginia City is kind of lame. It is, however, the birthplace of Mark Twain; that is, he changed his name from […]