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No nation has ever achieved the literary diversity of America. From nativist humor to immigrant triumph, Americans have recorded their visions and hopes better than anyone.

The Great French Duel by Mark Twain - The writer is asked to arrange the details of a duel in Paris...to the chagrin of the participants.

Zelig by Benjamin Rosenblatt - A Jewish immigrant in New York's lower east side toils away from some inner motivation that no one can fathom.

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson - A typical midwest farm town holds its annual lottery. But the winner is the loser.

The Open Boat by Stephen Crane - Four men are trapped in a storm on a small lifeboat within sight of the shore...but can't reach it.

The Other Woman by Sherwood Anderson - A man who is about to be married confesses a secret to a close friend.

The Furnished Room by O. Henry - A man searches for a very special room where he can rejoin his beloved.

The Golden Honeymoon by Ring Lardner - An elderly New York gentleman recounts a recent vacation he spent with his wife in Florida.

Brooksmith by Henry James - Brooksmith is no ordinary Butler...and when his employer dies, he encounters difficulty obtaining a similar post.

Theft by Katherine Anne Porter - The value of a thing varies greatly depending on the eyes that behold it.

Ethan Brand by Nathaniel Hawthorne - A lime burner and his son receive a most strange and disturbing guest one evening.

Seventy Thousand Assyrians by William Saroyan - A longing for something that is difficult to define - and perhaps irretrievably lost - sets the immigrant apart.

You Could Look It Up by James Thurber - An old-timer gives us a tale from his early days with a professional baseball team.

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About the Author
Author Mark Twain

Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel L. Clemens (1835–1910), was born in Florida, Missouri, and grew up in Hannibal on the west bank of the Mississippi River. He attended school briefly and then at age thirteen became a full-time apprentice to a local printer. When his older brother Orion established the Hannibal Journal, Samuel became a compositor for that paper and then, for a time, an itinerant printer. With a commission to write comic travel letters, he traveled down the Mississippi. Smitten with the riverboat life, he signed on as an apprentice to a steamboat pilot. After 1859, he became a licensed pilot, but two years later the Civil War put an end to the steam-boat traffic.

In 1861, he and his brother traveled to the Nevada Territory where Samuel became a writer for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise, and there, on February 3, 1863, he signed a humorous account with the pseudonym Mark Twain. The name was a river man’s term for water “two fathoms deep” and thus just barely safe for navigation.

In 1870 Twain married and moved with his wife to Hartford, Connecticut. He became a highly successful lecturer in the United States and England, and he continued to write.