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Peter Salwen <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:53:45 -0500
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I, too, ordered a copy of the Jumping Frog volume. I mean to use it
as a visual aid for my "Mark Twain's New York" walking tour, so I
have to be
 about the

Then, about an hour after ordering the book, I was delighted to receive an
email from the Bradford
folks with the subject line, "Wait! There's Another Item Just for You! Look

in boldface
) was this invitation

Don't Miss This Unique Item to Complement Your Mark Twain First Edition
Library Book Collection !
followed by
a picture and description of
a "limited-edition
Pittsburgh Steelers Sock Monkey
 Porcelain Tribute Music Box

Just the thing!

Uncanny, isn't it, the way these marketing geniuses (or should I say
"publishers"?) know how to zero right in on our deepest needs and desires?

I'm sure every Mark Twain devotee will want one too. Here's the link:

 -- Pete Salwen

On Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 6:08 PM, Sandra Uetz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> -

> I could not help but see what all the fuss was about, so I or
> d
> ered the first shipment from the Bradford Exchange, which is The
> Celebrated Jumping Frog. I am returning it because there seems to be some
> problem
> w
> ith
> what I will kindly call
> "quality control."

> Of the 27 stories in this first volume, the flyleaf mentions 3.
> Of the 3, the Jumping Frog and a piece called A Touching Story of George
> Washington's Boyhood, then
> a
> descriptio
> n
> of
> a story that is
> NOT included in this collection, Cannabalism in the Cars (1868).
> It was
> not collected in any of Twain's volumes until 1875. This kind of
> "oversight" causes me to wonder how many of the others
> that are included should be.

> I will not be ordering any
> more.

> Sandra Uetz

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