The stolen white elephant, etc.. by Mark Twain

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The Stolen White Elephant, Etc. book. Read 16 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This is a pre historical reproduction that was /5(16). The Stolen White Elephant, Etc. () by: Mark Twain by Twain, Mark and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at A little known short story by Mark Twain, The Stolen White Elephant, deserves much more notoriety than it has received.

It is truly a satirical jewel propped full with Clements wit, humor and genius. It is a detective spoof that far outdistances the fabled tales of the great Sherlock Holmes and may well have been the inspiration for Colombo/5.

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The stolen white elephant --Some rambling notes of an idle excursion --The facts concerning the recent carnival of crime in Connecticut --About magnanimous-incident literature --Punch, brothers, punch --A curious experience --The great revolution in Pitcairn --Mrs.

McWilliams and the lightning --On the decay of the art of lying --The canvasser. First American edition of The Stolen White Elephant by Mark Twain.

Octavo, pp, 12pp ads. Tan cloth, title on spine, embossed illustrations on cover. Lacking mark for signature Light wear to cloth at extremes of spine, some soiling of cloth and toning to spine. (BAL ) A very good example.

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THE STOLEN WHITE ELEPHANT. by Mark Twain [Left out of A Tramp Abroad, because it was feared that some of the particulars had been exaggerated, and that others were not true.

Before these suspicions had been proven groundless, the book had gone to press. —­M. T.] The following curious history was related to me by a chance railway acquaintance. Bookseller The Antique Map & Bookshop (GB) Bookseller Inventory # Title The Stolen White Elephant, etc.

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Osgood. In this detective mystery, a Siamese white elephant, en route from Siam to Britain as a gift to the Queen, Reviews: 2. The stolen white elephant, etc. by Twain, Mark, ; Rogers, Bruce,former owner; The stolen white elephant Wendell Holmes Collection (Library of Congress) DLC; Roy J.

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Twain, Mark. The stolen white elephant etc. / by Mark Twain Chatto London. Wikipedia Citation. The first chapter on the problems of interpreting "The Stolen White Elephant," for example, would be an ideal essay for many introductory classes and mid-level writing seminars, and the chapter on A Connecticut Yankee, with its discussion of Taylorism, would be useful in classes on literatures of industrialization and/or the Gilded Age.

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The Stolen White Elephant. Mark TWAIN ( - ) In this Mark Twain short story an Indian elephant, en route from India to Britain as a gift to Queen, disappears in New Jersey.

The local police department goes into high gear to solve. Review- The Stolen White Elephant Recently I read a collection of short stories under the title The Stolen White Elephant, by Mark Twain.

I went in to this book blind and, as it was my first time reading anything by this author, it turned out to be quite interesting. Digital Rare Book: The Stolen White Elephant etc. By Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) Published by Chatto & Windus, London - The Stolen White Elephant by Mark Twain [Left out of A Tramp Abroad, because it was feared that some of the particulars had been exaggerated, and that others were not true.

Before these suspicions had been proven groundless, the book had gone to press. --M. T.] The following curious history was related to me by a chance railway acquaintance/ THE STOLEN WHITE ELEPHANT ETC, James R. Osgood,first American edition, 3 of the 4 fore edge corner tips worn with cloth loss, the same for the spine extremities as well as a section of the base of the tanned spine flaked off, foxing to the rear cover, else a g/vg copy in the publishers original decorative and pictorial stamped binding.

"The Stolen White Elephant" is a broad farce mocking the self-proclaimed omniscience of many fictional detectives, told entirely in the form of a series of ridiculous telegraphs.

Revolving around the theft of a literal white elephant, the gift of the King of Siam, this manifestly absurd story is nevertheless modeled after the real life efforts. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: The Stolen White Elephant Author: Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Release Date: Aug [EBook #] Last Updated: Febru Language: English Character set encoding: UTF   This is our “go to” white elephant gift when we can’t think of anything else, and it’s always immediately stolen.

Kitchen Fire Extinguisher. This might seem like a strange gift idea, but I went to a white elephant gift exchange where the fire extinguisher was the hottest item. Everyone SHOULD have one, but many people don’t. Stud Finder. THE STOLEN WHITE ELEPHANT Page 2 of 33 Now the following story was originally left out of A Tramp Abroad, because it was feared that some of the particulars had been exaggerated, and that others were not true.

Before these suspicions had been proven groundless, the book had gone to press. Although. This copy of The Stolen White Elephant ETC. offered for sale by The First Edition Rare Books, LLC for $ Home > Twain, Mark > The Stolen White Elephant Etc Can you guess which first edition cover the image above comes from.

Stolen White Elephant Etc., The. London: Chatto & Windus, Item # TWAIN, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens). The Stolen White Elephant. London: Chatto & Windus, First London edition, first state, with publishers catalog dated May Octavo (7 3/8 x 4 3/4 in; x mm).

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"The Stolen White Elephant" was written by Mark Twain and published in In it, an Indian elephant, en route from India to Britain as a gift to the Queen, disappears in New Jersey. The local police department goes into high gear to solve the mystery but it all comes to a tragic end.3/5(1).

The eighteenth volume in the Oxford Mark Twain presents facsimiles of three books within one set of covers: a short story collection called The Stolen White Elephant Etc. from and novellas called Tom Sawyer, Detective and A Double-Barrelled Detective Story from andrespectively. This is also like the seventh volume in a row in which the introduction and afterword spend most of.

Why read this book. Have your say. You must be logged in to comment. Rights Information Title: The Stolen White Elephant, Etc Contributors: Mark Twain, Publisher: BiblioLife Published: ISBN: See this edition on Google Books. Title: The Stolen White Elephant, Etc. "The Stolen White Elephant" was written by Mark Twain and published in In it, an Indian elephant, en route from India to Britain as a gift to the Queen, disappears in New Jersey.

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The Stolen White Elephant - The Stolen White Elephant audiobook, by Mark Twain Calamity strikes when the precious gift of a white elephant from the King of Siam to the Queen of England is stolen in America.

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