Il caso del contratto del manzo in scatola

LIT EDIZIONI
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In questi racconti, l’umorismo irresistibile di Mark Twain si scatena con l’assurdo, pretenzioso e futile mondo delle cariche statali, delle vessazioni amministrative e delle assurdità impiegatizie: lo scrivano del Comitato senatoriale di Conchiliologia, da poco assunto a tale prestigiosa carica, trova oltraggioso non venir preso sul serio dai colleghi e dover addirittura lavorare; il nuovo redattore di un giornale agrario crede che le rape crescano sugli alberi e le zucche siano bacche da foraggio; il segretario di un senatore risponde alle lettere dei cittadini prendendoli per il naso e, non ultimo, l’erede di un carico di manzo in scatola non riesce a riscuotere i soldi che il governo gli deve poiché non è in grado di far testimoniare gli indiani che assalirono il suo avo...
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About the author

Pseudonimo di Samuel Langhorne Clemens, nacque in Florida nel 1835. Fu apprendista tipografo, pilota di battelli a vapore sul Mississippi, cercatore d’oro, giornalista, scrittore, editore e conferenziere. Di Mark Twain Elliot ha pubblicato L’età dell’oro e Un omicidio, un mistero e un matrimonio. Morì nel 1910 nel Connecticut

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LIT EDIZIONI
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Published on
Jan 16, 2017
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Pages
48
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ISBN
9788869932663
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Language
Italian
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Genres
Fiction / Classics
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This is the COMPLETE WORKS of America's favourite storyteller Mark Twain. The eBook contains every novel, short story - even the very rare ones ñ essay, travel book, non-fiction text, letter and much, much more! . (Current Version: 3)

Features:
* ALL 12 novels, with concise introductions and contents tables
* images of how the books first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* includes Twain's rare unfinished novel 'The Mysterious Stranger', often missed out of collections
* ALL of the short stories, with quality formatting
* the short stories have their own chronological and alphabetical contents tables - find that special story easily!
* Twain's 20 short story contributions to "The Library of Humor", with their own contents table
* even INCLUDES Twain's complete letters, essays and satires - with their own special contents tables
* ALL of the travel writing, with contents tables
* includes Twain's "Chapters from My Autobiography"
* SPECIAL BONUS texts, including three contemporary Twain biographies - explore the great man's amazing life in Paine's and Howells' famous biographies!
* UPDATED with a special literary criticism section, with various works exploring Twain's contribution to literature
* UPDATED with Archibald Henderson's critical study MARK TWAIN
* UPDATED with the complete speeches
* scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

The eBook also includes a front no-nonsense table of contents to allow easy navigation around Twain's immense oeuvre. Welcome to hours upon hours upon hours of reading one of literature's most famous storytellers!

CONTENTS
The Novels
THE GILDED AGE: A TALE OF TODAY
THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER
THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER
ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN
and many more!

The Short Stories (too many to list!)
CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF SHORT STORIES
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF SHORT STORIES
MARK TWAIN'S LIBRARY OF HUMOR

The Essays and Satires
LIST OF TWAIN'S ESSAYS AND SATIRES

The Travel Writing
THE INNOCENTS ABROAD
ROUGHING IT
A TRAMP ABROAD
FOLLOWING THE EQUATOR
SOME RAMBLING NOTES OF AN IDLE EXCURSION

The Non-Fiction
OLD TIMES ON THE MISSISSIPPI
and many more!

The Letters
THE COMPLETE LETTERS OF MARK TWAIN

The Speeches
THE COMPLETE SPEECHES

The Criticism
MARK TWAIN BY ARCHIBALD HENDERSON
MARK TWAIN BY BRANDER MATTHEWS
THE AMERICANS BY DAVID CHRISTIE MURRAY
MARK TWAIN BY FREDERICK WADDY
NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLES

The Biographies
CHAPTERS FROM MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY BY M.TWAIN
MY MARK TWAIN BY WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
MARK TWAIN A BIOGRAPHY BY A.B. PAINE
THE BOYS' LIFE OF MARK TWAIN BY A. B. PAINE
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