Sketches New And Old

Autore: Mark Twain
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Sketches New and Old, Part 1. by Mark Twain is a rare manuscript, the original residing in some of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, typed out and formatted to perfection, allowing new generations to enjoy the work. Publishers of the Valley's mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life.

Sketches New And Old

Autore: Mark Twain
Editore: 谷月社
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My beautiful new watch had run eighteen months without losing or gaining, and without breaking any part of its machinery or stopping. I had come to believe it infallible in its judgments about the time of day, and to consider its constitution and its anatomy imperishable. But at last, one night, I let it run down. I grieved about it as if it were a recognized messenger and forerunner of calamity. But by and by I cheered up, set the watch by guess, and commanded my bodings and superstitions to depart. Next day I stepped into the chief jeweler's to set it by the exact time, and the head of the establishment took it out of my hand and proceeded to set it for me. Then he said, "She is four minutes slow-regulator wants pushing up." I tried to stop him—tried to make him understand that the watch kept perfect time. But no; all this human cabbage could see was that the watch was four minutes slow, and the regulator must be pushed up a little; and so, while I danced around him in anguish, and implored him to let the watch alone, he calmly and cruelly did the shameful deed. My watch began to gain. It gained faster and faster day by day. Within the week it sickened to a raging fever, and its pulse went up to a hundred and fifty in the shade. At the end of two months it had left all the timepieces of the town far in the rear, and was a fraction over thirteen days ahead of the almanac. It was away into November enjoying the snow, while the October leaves were still turning. It hurried up house rent, bills payable, and such things, in such a ruinous way that I could not abide it. I took it to the watchmaker to be regulated. He asked me if I had ever had it repaired. I said no, it had never needed any repairing. He looked a look of vicious happiness and eagerly pried the watch open, and then put a small dice-box into his eye and peered into its machinery. He said it wanted cleaning and oiling, besides regulating—come in a week. After being cleaned and oiled, and regulated, my watch slowed down to that degree that it ticked like a tolling bell. I began to be left by trains...

Early Tales Sketches Vol 2

Autore: Mark Twain
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520906778
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From the Introduction: The second volume of this collection follows Clemens from his first days as a resident journalist in California, late in May 1864, through the end of his first full year as a California resident, 1865. In this twenty-month period he wrote most of his work for the San Francisco Golden Era, the Morning Call, the Dramatic Chronicle, and the Californian. He began to publish somewhat more regularly in eastern journals, like the New York Saturday Press and the Weekly Review, and toward the end of the period he started a long assignment as the daily correspondent from San Francisco to the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise. In November 1865 he published "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog" [no. 119] and by the beginning of 1866 the news of its success with eastern readers had begun to filter back to California. He was on the verge of national and international fame as a humorist.

Sketches New And Old Illustrated V1

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Editore: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1613100329
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Sketches New And Old Illustrated V5

Autore: Judith A. Bellafaire
Editore: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1613100280
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The Short Works Of Mark Twain

Autore: Peter Messent
Editore: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812236224
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"A delightfully informed path through the complexities of composition, publishing history, and the textual discontinuities that characterize so many of Twain's stories."—Journal of American Studies

Sketches Illustrative Of The Topography And History Of New And Old Sleaford In The County Of Lincoln And Of Several Places In The Surrounding Neighbourhood

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Catalog Of Copyright Entries Part 1 A Group 1 Books New Series

Autore: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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Old Portraits Part 1 From Volume Vi The Works Of Whittier Old Portraits And Modern Sketches

Autore: John Greenleaf Whittier
Editore: tredition
ISBN: 3842496451
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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Sketches Illustrative Of The Topography And History Of New And Old Sleaford

Autore: James Creasey
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Genealogies And Sketches Of Some Old Families Who Have Taken Prominent Part In The Development Of Virginia And Kentucky Especially And Later Of Many Other States Of This Union

Autore: Meter Van Meter
Editore: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 9780806349886
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Lewis family -- Phillips family -- Moss family -- Van Meter family -- Cunningham family -- Harness family -- [J.H. McNeill and his company of rangers].

Sketches Of History Life And Manners In The United States

Autore: Anne Newport Royall
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The Works Of Mark Twain Early Tales Sketches V 1 1851 1864 V 2 1864 1865 2 V

Autore: Mark Twain
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The Publishers Circular

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Sketches Of The First Immigrant Settlers Newton Township Old Gloucester County West New Jersey

Autore: John Clement
Editore: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 9780806351605
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Sketches Of Sermons Preached To Congregations In Various Parts Of Great Britain And On The European Continent

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Mike Filey S Toronto Sketches

Autore: Mike Filey
Editore: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459729463
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Mike Filey’s column "The Way We Were" first appeared in the Toronto Sunday Sun not long after the first edition of the paper hit the newsstands on September 16, 1973. Now, over four decades later, Filey’s column has enjoyed an uninterrupted stretch as one of the newspaper’s most popular features. In 1992 a number of his columns were reprinted in Toronto Sketches: "The Way We Were." Since then another ten volumes have been published. Each column looks at Toronto as it was and contributes to our understanding of how the city became what it is. Illustrated with photographs of the city’s people and places of the past, Toronto Sketches are nostalgic journeys for the long-time Torontonian and a voyage of discovery for the newcomer. This special bundle collects the first three of those volumes, packed with fascinating information about Toronto’s history. Includes Toronto Sketches More Toronto Sketches Toronto Sketches 3

The Money Game In Old New York

Autore: Clifford Browder
Editore: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813162246
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"I got to be a millionaire afore I know'd it hardly," remarked the Wall Street financier Daniel Drew (1797-1879). An uneducated farm boy from Putnam County, New York, he became in turn a successful cattle drover, a circus clown, tavern keeper, a shrewd Hudson River steamboat operator, and an unscrupulous speculator. As the colorful "Uncle Daniel" of Wall Street-his whiskered face seamed with wrinkles and twinkling with steel-gray eyes -- time and again he disrupted the financial markets with manipulations whereby he either won or lost millions of dollars. Having "got religion" upon hearing a scary hell-fire sermon at the age of fourteen, Drew was also a fervent Methodist. Rumors of his financial operations--epic struggles that pitted him against Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, and Jim Fisk, and that subjected him to threats of arrest and even kidnapping, and on one occasion to a most undignified flight from the state-baffled and disturbed the Methodists, who admittedly had little grasp of Wall Street but knew firsthand Brother Drew's tearful repentance at prayer meetings and his generosity in founding churches and seminaries. With its dual commitment to religion and rascality, Drew's career is a rich study in contradictions, an exciting chronicle of high drama and low comedy capped by bankruptcy. To understand Drew in his complexity, the author argues, is to get a grip on the heady and exploitative age that produced him -- the yesterday of "smartness" and "go ahead" that helped engender the America of today. Based on primary sources, this is the first full-fledged biography of Drew, who hitherto has been known chiefly through a fictionalized and fraudulent account of 1910.