Sketches New and Old

Sketches New and Old

This is the complete table of contents for this book. Several of the items were first published in The Celebrated Jumping Frog book and my recordings are linked to that book, most have not yet been recorded.

  • Preface
  • My Watch
  • Political Economy
  • The Jumping Frog
  • Journalism in Tennessee
  • * The Story of the Bad Little Boy
  • The Story of the Good Little Boy
  • A Couple of Poems by Twain and Moore
  • Niagara
  • * Answers to Correspondents
  • To Raise Poultry
  • Experience of the McWilliamses with Membranous Croup
  • My First Literary Venture
  • How the Author Was Sold in Newark
  • The Office Bore
  • Johnny Greer
  • The Facts in the Case of the Great Beef Contract
  • The Case of George Fisher
  • Disgraceful Persecution of a Boy
  • The Judges "Spirited Woman"
  • Information Wanted
  • Some Learned Fables, for Good Old Boys and Girls
  • My Late Senatorial Secretaryship
  • A Fashion Item
  • Riley-Newspaper Correspondent
  • A Fine Old Man
  • Science vs. Luck
  • The Late Benjamin Franklin
  • Mr. Bloke's Item
  • A Medieval Romance
  • Petition Concerning Copyright
  • After-Dinner Speech
  • Lionizing Murderers
  • A New Crime
  • A Curious Dream
  • A True Story
  • The Siamese Twins
  • Speech at the Scottish Banquet in London
  • A Ghost Story
  • The Capitoline Venus
  • Speech on Accident Insurance
  • John Chinaman in New York
  • How I Edited an Agricultural Paper
  • The Petrified Man
  • My Bloody Massacre
  • The Undertaker's Chat
  • * Concerning Chambermaids
  • * Aurelia's Unfortunate Young Man
  • * "After" Jenkins
  • About Barbers
  • "Party Cries" in Ireland
  • The Facts Concerning the Recent Resignation
  • History Repeats Itself
  • Honored as a Curiosity
  • First Interview with Artemus Ward
  • Cannibalism in the Cars
  • * The Killing of Julius Caesar "Localized"
  • The Widow's Protest
  • The Scriptual Panoramist
  • * Curing a Cold
  • A Curious Pleasure Excursion
  • Running for Governor
  • A Mysterious Visit
    • * Also included in the volume The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches.

Sketches New and Old is the fifth book in the Oxford Mark Twain collection, published in 1875. It contains material written from between 1863 and 1875 some of which can also be found in a book Twain did not favor, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches. This includes the title sketch "in English. Then in French. Then clawed back into civilized language once more by patient, unremunerated toil".

I, as SLCLemens in Second Life, have recorded readings from this book, produced slide shows of same and published them on YouTube or other service. Here they are for you enjoyment.

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