The Complete Short Stories, Mark Twain
Mark Twain’s famous novels, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn have long been hailed as major masterpieces, but it is less well known that the father of American literature also made his mark as a master of the short story.
This is the only edition in hardcover of his complete shorter fiction: sixty tales spanning a long career – many rollicking and uproarious, some somber and even shocking. Included, of course, are such immortal classics as The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (1865), a humorous piece set in Gold-Rush California, which helped establish the young author’s reputation, and The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg (1899), a satirical novella in which a self-righteously respectable American small town is exposed as a fraud.
This book is hardback and is recommended reading for Hillsdale's free online course, "Mark Twain: Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Selected Short Stories."
I like Samuel Clemen's short stories. I wish the print was a little bit darker so that we older people could have an easier read.