Sketches New and Old. By Mark Twain. Illustrated Reprint. American Publishing Company. Hartford, 1893.

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Mark Twain’s Sketches New and Old is his greatest short story collection. First published in 1875, it contains his most notable stories, including “The Jumping Frog,” “Political Economy,” and “Journalism in Tennessee.” While today Twain’s legacy is largely built upon his novels, it is worth noting that his short stories helped to establish his career. They also situate Twain in the local color literary movement, a deeply American form that relied on short stories, sketches, and diminutive portrayals of rural American life. This 1893 illustrated edition from the American Publishing Company (one of Twain’s longtime publishers) reveals a resurgence of his local color fiction in the decade the genre became most popular. It is a remarkable edition published in Twain’s lifetime.

This 1893 illustrated reprint is in very good condition. In the original decorated boards, very good with some bumping and rubbing to spine ends and corners. Text block about-fine, only some separation between gatherings, but holding firm.

A very good 1893 edition by Mark Twain.

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Sketches New and Old. By Mark Twain. Illustrated Reprint. American Publishing Company. Hartford, 1893.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in