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    Frog of Calaveras County Samuel Langhorne, known as Mark Twain, is one of the first writers of the 19th Century. He is also known for his humorous writing. Some of Twain’s major works include Adventure of Huckleberry Finn,Puddn’head Wilson, Roughing it. Innocents Abroad and the short story” The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” (Blooms 53). The jumping frog story, which was published under different titles, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” and “The Notorious Frog of Calaveras County”

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    Mark Twain's “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” Mark Twain’s “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” is a short story with the lesson that what goes around comes around. In this short story, which first appeared in 1856 and his first successful story, Twain uses local customs of the time, dialect, and examples of social status in his story to create a realistic view of the region in which the story takes place. The way that the characters behave is very distinctive. Dialect

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    most distinguished American authors in the 19th century, made his living by writing “light, humorous verse, but evolved this literature into a chronicler of the vanities, hypocrisies and murderous acts of mankind.” The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, written by Mark Twain, focuses on a narrator from the east suffering through a Westerner’s tale about a jumping frog as the author attempts to entertain the reader through its oddities in the short story, its humorous tall tale of satire, and

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    In Samuel L. Clemens' short story entitled, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County", he reveals to us that he believes that everyone is susceptible to gullibility. Using not only humor and characters in the story, Clemens actually makes his point by drawing the reader into the story as unwitting victims as well. The story illuminates gullibility on three separate levels. First, the main character of the story within the story, Jim Smiley, is a victim to his own misguided ways. Then

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    personality's candor, graphicness, humor, and criticalness that William Dean Howells describes in "My Mark Twain." These attributes are evident in "Old Times on the Mississippi," The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "Fennimore Cooper's Literary Offenses," and "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg." Howells' portrayal of Twain facilitates some understanding of Twain's fiction, but by no means is Mark Twain's literature as simple as four personality traits

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    Samuel Langhorne Clemens

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    1864, Twain met the American writers Artemus Ward and Bret Harte, who encouraged him in his work. In 1865 Twain modified a tale he had heard in the California gold fields; within months the author and the story , “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” had become national sensations. In 1867 Twain gave a piece of his mind in New York City, and in the same year he visited Europe and the Holy Land. He wrote of these travels in The Innocents Abroad (1869), a book burlesquing those aspects of

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    Mark Twain

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    to write for newspapers. It was in 1863 when Samuel Clemens adopted the name "Mark Twain", a riverman's term for "two fathoms" deep. In 1884 Twain went to San Francisco and reached national fame with his story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." He then took a trip to Hawaii which started him on a very successful career as a public speaker. His trips to the Mediterranean and the Holy Land were recorded in letters to a San Francisco newspaper, and later formed into The Innocents Abroad

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    Adam Carmel English III, Period 2 Mrs. Bardin 13 August 2015 The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain While reading the story, I felt as though I was in the simple, free, youthful, and exciting world of frontier mining towns in America where the cultural rules and obligations of the established culture and values in the Eastern United States did not apply. In the frontier, people seemed closer to their own childhood values than people in the East and in the major Western cities

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    Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County Everyone is familiar with the humorous works of Mark Twain. Some of Twain’s major works include, “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”,” Pudd’nhead Wilson”, “Roughing It” “Innocents Abroad” and the short story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” (Bloom 53). The Jumping Frog Story, which was published under several titles, including “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” and “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” (Rasmussen 618-619)

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    Biography The writer of the world’s most enduring children’s classic did not come from wealth or outstanding intellect; he began his life in Florida, Missouri. Samuel Clemens’ father, educated in law, modeled the motivation that often defines the American dream; with determination and hard work, success can be achieved (Erskine). Unfortunately, Clemens’ father was never able to achieve his dreams, and he died shortly after moving his family to the banks of the Mississippi River (Erskine). Jane

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