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The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

by Mark Twain

Editeur : Creative Company, The
ISBN: 9781583415818
Broché: 32
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Date d'affichage: 2020-11-27
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"The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" is an 1865 short story by Mark Twain, his first great success as a writer, bringing him national attention. 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, Calif., about the gambler Jim Smiley. Twain describes him: "If he even seen a straddle bug start to go anywheres, he would bet you how long it would take him to get to—to wherever he going to, and if you took him up, he would foller that straddle bug to Mexico but what he would find out where he was bound for and how long he was on the road." A man who loves to place bets acquires a remarkable frog, which he claims can outjump any other frog in the county.