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The Resource The jumping frog : in English, then in French, then clawed back into a civilized language once more by patient, unremunerated toil, by Mark Twain ; illustrated by F. Strothmann

The jumping frog : in English, then in French, then clawed back into a civilized language once more by patient, unremunerated toil, by Mark Twain ; illustrated by F. Strothmann

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The jumping frog : in English, then in French, then clawed back into a civilized language once more by patient, unremunerated toil
Title
The jumping frog
Title remainder
in English, then in French, then clawed back into a civilized language once more by patient, unremunerated toil
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by Mark Twain ; illustrated by F. Strothmann
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Mark Twain's "The Jumping Frog : In English, then in French, then clawed back into the civilized language once more by patient unremunerated toil" (1865), also known as "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County", "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" and "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog."Containing the original story (in english), a french translation which was published in la Revue des Deux Mondes and which Twain finds to be a travesty of the original text, and Twain's re-translation of the french back into english, word for word (this is where things degenerate). A masterpiece of babelfishien nonsense dating from well before babelfish was even a gleam in the binary code of its creator (1903). Best appreciated if you can read both French and English, but even if you skip the french version it's truly brilliant. If you have ever translated random text using babelfish just because it's funny, don't miss this book.As good old Samuel Clemens himself put it in his foreword "I cannot speak the French language, but I can translate very well, though not fast, I being self-educated."
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813/.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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The jumping frog : in English, then in French, then clawed back into a civilized language once more by patient, unremunerated toil, by Mark Twain ; illustrated by F. Strothmann
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http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0667/79142286-d.html
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Originally published: Harper & Brothers, 1903
Control code
329661
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
65 p.
Isbn
9780486226866
Lccn
79142286
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Item laid in: Photocopy of section, "The supernatural boot-jack," from the book Clemens of the Call : Mark Twain in San Francisco, p. [39]-42 and 46-48 (7 sheets). Paperbound.
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System control number
(OCoLC)329661
Label
The jumping frog : in English, then in French, then clawed back into a civilized language once more by patient, unremunerated toil, by Mark Twain ; illustrated by F. Strothmann
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0667/79142286-d.html
Publication
Note
Originally published: Harper & Brothers, 1903
Control code
329661
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
65 p.
Isbn
9780486226866
Lccn
79142286
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Item laid in: Photocopy of section, "The supernatural boot-jack," from the book Clemens of the Call : Mark Twain in San Francisco, p. [39]-42 and 46-48 (7 sheets). Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)329661

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