1892 1st/1st Mark TWAIN Merry Tales Fiction Fact Fancy Civil War Short Stories

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“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

― Mark Twain

 

‘Merry Tales’ is a collection of short stories by Mark Twain, including:

  • “The Private History of a Campaign That Failed”
  • “The Invalid’s Story”
  • “Luck”
  • “The Captain’s Story”
  • “A Curious Experience”
  • “Mrs. Mc Williams and the Lightning”
  • “Meisterschaft”

 

This collection of captivating tales displays Twain’s characteristic energy, imagination, and sense of fun, as well as the darkly satirical edge that marks so much of his work. The best-known story in this collection is “The Private History of a Campaign That Failed,” one of the few pieces Twain ever wrote about his experiences in the Civil War. As Anne Bernays writes in her introduction,

“”unmatched in the care and handling of tone,” “The Private History of a Campaign That Failed” is “a merry tale about shattered innocence and slaughter, an antiwar manifesto that is also confession, dramatic monologue…and a romp that gradually turns into atrocity even as we watch. It is a small masterpiece.”

 

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1892 1st/1st Mark TWAIN Merry Tales Fiction Fact Fancy Civil War Short Stories

 

“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

― Mark Twain

 

‘Merry Tales’ is a collection of short stories by Mark Twain, including:

  • “The Private History of a Campaign That Failed”
  • “The Invalid’s Story”
  • “Luck”
  • “The Captain’s Story”
  • “A Curious Experience”
  • “Mrs. Mc Williams and the Lightning”
  • “Meisterschaft”

 

This collection of captivating tales displays Twain’s characteristic energy, imagination, and sense of fun, as well as the darkly satirical edge that marks so much of his work. The best-known story in this collection is “The Private History of a Campaign That Failed,” one of the few pieces Twain ever wrote about his experiences in the Civil War. As Anne Bernays writes in her introduction,

“”unmatched in the care and handling of tone,” “The Private History of a Campaign That Failed” is “a merry tale about shattered innocence and slaughter, an antiwar manifesto that is also confession, dramatic monologue…and a romp that gradually turns into atrocity even as we watch. It is a small masterpiece.”

 

Item number: #14344

Price: $499

 

TWAIN, Mark

 

Merry Tales

 

New York: Charles L. Webster, 1892. First Edition. First State.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • vi, 209, [9]
  • References: BAL 3435
  • First Edition Notes:
    • Pastedown printed in faded olive-green pattern
    • No inserted portrait frontispiece.
  • Provenance: Handwritten – W. Armstrong, 1892
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
    • Cloth
  • Size: ~7.25in X 5in (18.5cm x 13cm)

 

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14344

Categories

Literature

Military & War

Authors

TWAIN, Mark

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete