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by Samuel L. Clemens


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The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" is an 1865 short story by Mark Twain. It was his first great success as a writer and brought him national attention.

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" is an 1865 short story by Mark Twain. The story has also been published as "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog" (its original title) and "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County". In it, the narrator retells a story he heard from a bartender, Simon Wheeler, at the Angels Hotel in Angels Camp, California, about the gambler Jim Smiley

I have loved The Celebrated Jumping of Calaveras County ever since I first read it in junior high school. I'm going to the Calaveras County Fair - this story is still motivating frogs. Enjoy the period humor and dialect.

I have loved The Celebrated Jumping of Calaveras County ever since I first read it in junior high school. It's one of Mark Twain's true masterpieces, full of humor, American wit and wisdom, and Twain's unique view of life.

Jumping on a dead level was his strong suit, you understand; and when it come to that, Smiley would ante up money on him as long as he had a red. Smiley was monstrous proud of his frog, and well he might be, for fellers that. Smiley was monstrous proud of his frog, and well he might be, for fellers that had traveled and been everywheres, all said he laid over any frog that ever they se. And the feller took it, and looked at it careful, and turned it round this way and that, and says, "H'm so 'tis. Well, what's he good for?" "Well," Smiley says, easy and careless, "He's good enough for one thing, I should judge he can outjump any frog in Calaveras county.

Mark Twain’s short story The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County was a huge success when it was published on November 18, 1865 in the New York Saturday Press. It established Twain’s reputation as a humorist with a great ear for regional American dialects

Mark Twain’s short story The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County was a huge success when it was published on November 18, 1865 in the New York Saturday Press. It established Twain’s reputation as a humorist with a great ear for regional American dialects. The story is set in a mining camp during the gold rush in California, and its subject is a bet, on a frog, gone awry.

While portraying Easterners as educated and refined and Westerners as uneducated and gullible on the surface, Twain upset these stereotypes on a deeper level.

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The book is set in Calaveras County in the spring of 1950. After spending several days in Calaveras County, just west of Yosemite National Park, this past summer, I wanted to read this story by Twain.

The book is set in Calaveras County in the spring of 1950. The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County was overall a good story with a good moral. At times the book was hard to follow and used many large words and for that reason I would not recommend it to a younger audience. The book was not very good at keeping my attention although it contained some interesting information. Much is made of this story, and Twain's stay there, in this rural California area.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens. List six novels with years of publication that Mark Twain wrote The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. List six novels with years of publication that Mark Twain wrote. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1884, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 1876, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 1889, Life on the Mississippi 1883, The Innocents Abroad 1869 The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.

Mark Twain's story of the Jumping Frog was first published in the New York Saturday Press in November, 1865. This version is from an 1875 edition of Twain's hilarious story and icludes both the original story and one supposedly "rescued" from a translation into French. Contains the original illustrations plus contemporary wood engravings depicting mining life.

Comments: (7)

Zeli
This is a charming and very short story about a man who gets trapped into listening to an old man's rambling tale about a gambling man he once knew who had a frog that could jump better than other frogs. It doesn't take long to read and has an amusing ending. It's written much in the style of Twain's other stories and books, so if you like them, you will probably like this.
Magis
IT'S OKAY; HAVING SAID THAT; I FELT THAT IT WAS BELOW THE LEVEL OF MARK TWAIN 'S OTHER BOOKS I'VE READ WHICH INCLUDES INNOCENTS ABROAD, OLD TIMES ON THE MISSISSIPPI, THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER, AND THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN
Ylal
I have loved The Celebrated Jumping of Calaveras County ever since I first read it in junior high school. It's one of Mark Twain's true masterpieces, full of humor, American wit and wisdom, and Twain's unique view of life. What more could you ask for? The annotated Kindle edition has a very nice surprise at the end -- a selection of sayings attributed to Twain. For $0.99, it's a definite bargain!
Spilberg
I enjoyed it. I was once a "frog jockey" representing the prison at Copperopolis. I've always loved Mark Twain's writings and wit.
Ustamya
Easier to read than the original, although it tends to diminish some of the color of the story.
Coron
While staying in Angels Camp I read this to my daughter's. Dad enjoyed it immensely, they listened but didn't think it was that funny. But years from now they'll remember how dad fell off the sofa laughing while reading The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County!
Cordabor
Mark Twain wrote in the 19th century, but his tales fit people and situations even today. Take a look at Duck Dynasty. They could just redramitize Mark Twain tales and it would thrill fans of the show.
I'm going to the Calaveras County Fair - this story is still motivating frogs. Enjoy the period humor and dialect.
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County download epub
Dramas & Plays
Author: Samuel L. Clemens
ISBN: 0910584028
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Dramas & Plays
Language: English
Publisher: Filter Press; Centennial edition (May 1, 1965)
Pages: 32 pages