By Campaign Essay Failed Free History Private That Twain

Tales, Speeches, Essays, And SketchesIntroduction

Suggestions For Further Reading

A Note On The Texts

Tales, Speeches, Essays, And Sketches

Letter from Carson City (1863)
Washoe.—”Information Wanted” (1864)
Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog (1865)
The Christmas Fireside: The Story of the Bad Little Boy That Bore a Charmed Life (1865)
Barnum’s First Speech in Congress (1867)
Cannibalism in the Cars (1868)
An Awful—Terrible Medieval Romance (1870)
The Tomb of Adam from The Innocents Abroad (1869)
Story of the Good Little Boy Who Did Not Prosper (1870)
Map of Paris (1870)
Buck Fanshawe’s Funeral from Roughing It (1872)
The Story of the Old Ram from Roughing It (1872)
Life as I Find It (1873)
Sociable Jimmy (1874)
A True Story, Repeated Word for Word as I Heard It (1874)
An Encounter with an Interviewer (1874)
from Old Times on the Mississippi (1875)
The Boys’ Ambition
I Want to Be a Cub-Pilot
Perplexing Lessons
Continued Perplexities
The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut
(1876)
[Date, 1601] Conversation, as It Was by the Social Fireside, in the Time of the Tudors (1876)
Whittier Birthday Speech (1877)
A Presidential Candidate (1879)
The Babies, As They Comfort Us in Our Sorrows, Let Us Not Forget Them in Our Festivities (1879)
A Cat Tale (ca. 1880)
Jim Baker’s Blue Jay Yarn from A Tramp Abroad (1880)
The Private History of a Campaign That Failed (1885)
Private History of the “Jumping Frog” Story (1894)
Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Calendar from Pudd’nhead Wilson (1894)
Pudd’nhead Wilson’s New Calendar from Following the Equator (1897)
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (1899)
My First Lie and How I Got Out of It (1899)
To the Person Sitting in Darkness (1901)
Corn-Pone Opinions (1901)
A Dog’s Tale (1903)
Eve Speaks (ca. 1905)
Seventieth Birthday Speech (1905)
Early Days (1907)
Little Bessie (ca. 1908-09)
“The Turning Point of My Life” (1910)
The Death of Jean (1911)

On Writing And Writers
Reply to the Editor of “The Art of Authorship” (1890)
What Paul Bourget Thinks of Us (1895)
Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offences (1895)
How to Tell a Story (1895)
William Dean Howells (1906)
My Literary Shipyard (1922)

Engl 224: American Lit since the Civil War Andrew Czuzak 1/28/15 – Day Four The Private History of a Campaign that Failed History  Before Mark Twain went out West, he served in a Missouri platoon that he roughly based this story on. o Twain may have set the story in Missouri due to the Missouri Compromise. Context  Satire-a work that blends humor and wit with a critical attitude towards improving human institutions and humanity in general. o This work is a satire of war.  Satirizes the values that are upheld by Romanticism in war (ex: honor, courage, etc.)  This is also a response to Romanticism because war in Twain’s story was horrible and frustrating/confusing while Dunlap/d’Unlap believed it would be an adventure. Character Development  In some ways this is a coming of age story o At the beginning they are innocent and know nothing of war, but, by the end they are experienced. This moment comes when Twain and the unit kill the enemy soldier. The man mumbles about his wife and kid and it humanizes him.  In some sense the killing of the men should have been the resolution, but that’s not what really

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