The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches

Twenty-seven sketches include the story of a man who loved to make wagers and acquired a frog, which he claimed could outjump any frog in the county

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Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:49015002371848

Category: Fiction

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Twenty-seven sketches include the story of a man who loved to make wagers and acquired a frog, which he claimed could outjump any frog in the county

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County By Mark Twain

" The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches is also the title story of an 1867 collection of short stories by Mark Twain.

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Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1542870011

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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 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. The narrator 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 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." The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches is also the title story of an 1867 collection of short stories by Mark Twain. It was Twain's first book and collected 27 stories that were previously published in magazines and newspapers

The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

Written in 1865, this short story by Mark Twain was an overnight success and reprinted all over the country. In fact, this is the piece of writing that launched Mark Twain into fame.

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Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1515251829

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The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County: Illustrated by Mark Twain. Written in 1865, this short story by Mark Twain was an overnight success and reprinted all over the country. In fact, this is the piece of writing that launched Mark Twain into fame. "The Notorious Jumping Frog" focuses on a narrator from the East suffering through a Western man's tall tale about a jumping frog. 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. 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 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."

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and other sketches

" We are sure he would also have bestowed this word of praise upon the remaining stories that make up this small volume, though the title sketch is definitely the redeeming feature of the collection.

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Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 9783849675288

Category: Fiction

Page: 88

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James Russell Lowell had already pronounced the "Frog" story "the finest piece of humorous writing yet produced in America." We are sure he would also have bestowed this word of praise upon the remaining stories that make up this small volume, though the title sketch is definitely the redeeming feature of the collection.

Leveled Texts The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

Symbols on the pages represent reading-level ranges to help differentiate instruction. Provided comprehension questions complement the text.

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Author: Stephanie Paris

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781425871017

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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All students can learn about language usage using a classic fiction passage written at four reading levels. Symbols on the pages represent reading-level ranges to help differentiate instruction. Provided comprehension questions complement the text.

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County Other Stories

This volume also includes two other Twain gems: "The Million-Pound Bank Note", in which a down-and-out American in London is challenged by two rich men to survive with only a rare million-pound bill to his name; and "Luck", which tells of ...

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Author: Mark Twain

Publisher:

ISBN: 1911475231

Category: Fiction

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"The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" is one of the most beloved of Mark Twain's tales. Notable for the shaggy-dog quality of the story-within-the-story, this early work of humorous short prose was Twain's first big success as a writer. Seeking someone named Smiley, a man comes to a mining camp and meets a fellow who tells him of another Smiley, an inveterate betting man. One day, this Smiley caught a frog and trained it to out-jump any other frog; but when a stranger appeared at the camp, Smiley's famed gambling skills were tested severely ... This volume also includes two other Twain gems: "The Million-Pound Bank Note," in which a down-and-out American in London is challenged by two rich men to survive with only a rare million-pound bill to his name; and "Luck," which tells of both a great hero of the Crimean War and the only man who knows how he attained such a status.

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County Illustrated

It was his first great success as a writer and brought him national attention.[1] The story has also been published as "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog" (its original title) and "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County".

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Author: Mark Twain

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ISBN: 9798688735772

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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.[1] 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. The narrator 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 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."

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County Illustrated

It was his first great success as a writer and brought him national attention.[1] The story has also been published as "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog" (its original title) and "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County".

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Author: Mark Mark

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ISBN: 9798561005459

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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.[1] 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. The narrator 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 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."

The Jumping Frog

Revenge edition. The original story, a hapless French translation, and Twain's hilarious "retranslation" from the French. 12 illustrations.

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Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486226867

Category: Fiction

Page: 65

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Revenge edition. The original story, a hapless French translation, and Twain's hilarious "retranslation" from the French. 12 illustrations.

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County Illustrated

It was his first great success as a writer and brought him national attention.[1] The story has also been published as "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog" (its original title) and "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County".

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Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798663576055

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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.[1] 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. The narrator 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 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."

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County ANNOTATED

As Wheeler backs the narrator into a corner and launches into a series of tall tales about a completely different man named Jim Smiley, the narrator suspects that his friend made up Leonidas as a pretext to entrap him into listening to ...

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Author: Mark Twain

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798737581565

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The narrator visits Simon Wheeler in a tavern in Angel's Camp, Calaveras County, California, a gold rush mining town. He calls on Wheeler at the request of his friend from back East to ask after the Rev. Leonidas W. Smiley. He finds Simon Wheeler dozing by the stove and describes him as old, fat, simple, and gentle. As Wheeler backs the narrator into a corner and launches into a series of tall tales about a completely different man named Jim Smiley, the narrator suspects that his friend made up Leonidas as a pretext to entrap him into listening to Wheeler's "long and tedious" stories.Wheeler's story within the story commences, all about a gambler named Jim Smiley. Jim Smiley would bet on anything. He was a lucky man who almost always won. He bet on dog fights, horse races, and even the ill health of the parson's wife. Smiley trained animals to win bets for him. Both his horse, the "fifteen-minute nag," and his dog, "Andrew Jackson," didn't seem like much, but would surprisingly win in the end. Andrew Jackson had a trick during a fight of catching the other dog's back legs in his mouth tenaciously. This worked until he fought a dog that didn't have back legs. When Andrew Jackson didn't know what to do, he looked heartbrokenly at Smiley and died. Wheeler comments that the dog probably had some "genius" and "talent" in him, since he managed to come out on top despite lack of opportunities.Smiley caught a frog, named him Dan'l Webster, and took him home to "educate" him. For the next three months, he did nothing but teach the frog. It could turn somersaults in the air and catch flies on command. Dan'l Webster's specialty was to jump higher than any other frog around. Despite his many gifts, he was "modest and straight-forward." Jim Smiley kept Dan'l Webster in a box and would occasionally fetch him for a bet.One day, a stranger in the camp asks Smiley what's in the box. Smiley responds indifferently that it could be other animals, but it's a frog. The stranger examines the box and asks what the frog is good for. Smiley replies casually that he can outjump any frog in Calaveras County. The stranger replies that he doesn't see anything unique about that frog. Smiley says, "May be you understand frogs, and may be you don't understand 'em; may be you've had experience, and may be you an't only a amature, as it were. Anyways, I've got my opinion, and I'll risk forty dollars that he can outjump any frog in Calaveras county."The stranger thinks about it, and then says that if he had a frog, he would take the bet. Smiley offers to catch him a frog, and hands the box with Dan'l Webster to the stranger. While Smiley is out, the stranger takes Dan'l out of his box, opens his mouth, and fills him with quail shot. Then he sets him on the floor. Smiley comes back from the swamp with a frog and gives him to the stranger. They set the frogs side-by-side with even fore-paws. Smiley calls "One two three jump!" and they each touch their frogs from behind. The new frog hops off. Dan'l Webster tries to jump but can't budge. Smiley is surprised, disgusted, and confused. The stranger takes the money and starts away, and as he's leaving repeats what he said earlier about not seeing anything special about Dan'l Webster. Smiley scratches his head, stares at his frog, and wonders aloud what happened. He's concerned that there's something the matter with Dan'l Webster, as he looks "mighty baggy, somehow." He picks up the frog and exclaims that he weighs five pounds! When he turns Dan'l Webster upside down, Dan'l belches out a double handful of shot. Smiley realizes that he has been swindled, and runs after the stranger angrily, but fails to catch him.Simon Wheeler's story gets cut off when he hears his name called from the front yard and goes out. He tells the narrator to wait, he won't be long.....

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

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Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1519317190

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A Study Guide for Mark Twain s The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

A Study Guide for Mark Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study ...

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Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410337047

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A Study Guide for Mark Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

The Jumping Frog

First published, 1865. Comic tale about Jim Smiley, a gambling man who trained a champion jumping frog

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Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Moyer Bell Limited

ISBN: 1559210974

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

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In English, then in French, then back into English. Swedish and Greek.

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

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Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 053041953X

Category: History

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