The Stolen White Elephant : Little Black Classic

Author: Mark Twain
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  • : $2.99(AUD)
  • : 9780241251744
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
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  • : February 2016
  • : 161mm X 111mm X 5mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2016
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  • : Mark Twain
  • : Penguin Little Black Classics
  • : Paperback
  • : 86
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  • : English
  • : 813.4
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Barcode 9780241251744
9780241251744

Description

'Pale Terror Goes Him, Death and Devastation Follow!' This is from the father of American literature, four sparkling comic tales of extraordinary animals and parables subverted. This is one of 46 new books in the best-selling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Author description

Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1835, Mark Twain spent his youth in Hannibal, Missouri, which forms the setting for his two greatest works, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Trying his hand at printing, typesetting and then gold-mining, the former steam-boat pilot eventually found his calling in journalism and travel writing. Dubbed 'the father of American literature' by William Faulkner, Twain died in 1910 after a colourful life of travelling, bankruptcy and great literary success.