Stolen White Elephant and Other Detective Stories (1882, 1896, 1902)

Stolen White Elephant and Other Detective Stories (1882, 1896, 1902)

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Overview

The King of Siam's decision to send the Queen of England a literal white elephant as a gift sets in motion a broad farce targeting the self-proclaimed brilliance of the corrupt and incompetent chief of New York City detectives in Twain's delightfully absurd story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195114171
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/28/1997
Series: Oxford Mark Twain Series
Pages: 720
Product dimensions: 6.82(w) x 8.69(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), best known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an author and humorist noted for the novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (which has been called "The Great American Novel") and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, among many other books. Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, and he spent time as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before finding fame as a writer.

Date of Birth:

November 30, 1835

Date of Death:

April 21, 1910

Place of Birth:

Florida, Missouri

Place of Death:

Redding, Connecticut

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