The £1,000,000 Bank-Note and Other New Stories (The Oxford Mark Twain)

By: Mark Twain; Editor-Shelley Fisher Fishkin; Introduction-Malcolm Bradbury; Afterword-James D. Wilson

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1st Edition THUS / 1st Printing - CLEAN!! No marks. Touch of foxing on page edge. Appears unread. . . . . . . A delightful collection of diverse tales, ranging from short stories and personal essays to literary criticism and travel pieces, The $1,000,000 Bank-Note gathers together nine works, many of which are now unobtainable elsewhere, that testify to the range of Twain's humor and the breadth of his interests. The £1,000,000 Bank-Note, one of Twain's best-loved tales, is a wish-fulfillment fantasy in which a bet between two rich English eccentrics catapults a down-and-out clerk from San Francisco into wealth, status and fame in London society. The other pieces range from Mental Telegraphy, a serious essay reflecting Twain's interest in extrasensory perception, to a tongue-in-cheek Petition to the Queen of England for relief from taxes. Readers will also find engaging travel essays, combining autobiographical reminiscence, tall tales, and ruminations on society and culture.

Title: The £1,000,000 Bank-Note and Other New Stories (The Oxford Mark Twain)

Author Name: Mark Twain; Editor-Shelley Fisher Fishkin; Introduction-Malcolm Bradbury; Afterword-James D. Wilson

Categories: Literature,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Oxford University Press: December 1996

ISBN Number: 0195101448

ISBN Number 13: 9780195101447

Size: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible - Very Good

Jacket Condition: As New

Seller ID: 78952