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Sketches New and Old

Sketches New and Old
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A real storyteller can make a great story out of anything, even the most trivial occurrence. The candid, ironic, playful, and petulant sketches are indispensable to our understanding of a harried genius during thirteen quite amazing years.

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  • Preface
  • My Watch[1] An Instructive Little Tale
  • Political Economy[2]
  • The Jumping Frog[3] In English. Then In French. Then Clawed Back Into A Civilized Language Once More By Patient, Unremunerated Toil
  • To Raise Poultry[5]
  • Experience Of The McWilliamses With Membranous Croup[6]
  • My First Literary Venture
  • How The Author Was Sold In Newark[7]
  • The Office Bore[8]
  • Johnny Greer
  • The Facts In The Case Of The Great Beef Contract[9]
  • The Case Of George Fisher[10]
  • Disgraceful Persecution Of A Boy
  • The Judge’s “Spirited Woman”
  • Information Wanted
  • Some Learned Fables, For Good Old Boys And Girls. In Three Parts
  • Part First. How The Animals Of The Wood Sent Out A Scientific Expedition
  • Part Second. How The Animals Of The Wood Completed Their Scientific Labors
  • Part Third
  • My Late Senatorial Secretaryship[12]
  • A Fashion Item[13]
  • Riley-Newspaper Correspondent
  • A Fine Old Man
  • Science V.S. Luck[14]
  • The Late Benjamin Franklin[15]
  • Mr. Bloke’s Item[16]
  • Chapter I. A Medieval Romance[17]
  • Chapter II. Festivity And Tears
  • Chapter III. The Plot Thickens
  • Chapter IV. The Awful Revelation
  • Chapter V. The Frightful Catastrophe
  • Petition Concerning Copyright
  • A Paragraph Not Added To The Petition
  • After-Dinner Speech
  • Lionizing Murderers
  • A New Crime. Legislation Needed
  • A Curious Dream[20] Containing A Moral
  • A True Story[22]
  • The Siamese Twins[23]
  • Speech At The Scottish Banquet In London[24]
  • A Ghost Story
  • The Capitoline Venus
  • Chapter I
  • Chapter II
  • Chapter III
  • Chapter IV
  • Chapter V
  • Chapter VI
  • The End
  • Speech On Accident Insurance. Delivered In Hartford, At A Dinner To Cornelius Walford, Of London
  • John Chinaman In New York
  • How I Edited An Agricultural Paper[29]
  • The Petrified Man
  • My Bloody Massacre
  • The Undertaker’s Chat
  • Concerning Chambermaids
  • Aurelia’s Unfortunate Young Man[30]
  • “After” Jenkins
  • About Barbers
  • “Party Cries” In Ireland
  • The Facts Concerning The Recent Resignation[31]
  • History Repeats Itself
  • Honored As A Curiosity
  • First Interview With Artemus Ward[32]
  • Cannibalism In The Cars[33]
  • The Killing Of Julius Cæsar “Localized”[34]
  • The Scriptural Panoramist[35]
  • Curing A Cold[36]
  • A Curious Pleasure Excursion[37]
  • Running For Governor[38]
  • A Mysterious Visit
  • Примечания