Mark Twain is a very important name in American literature. However, it may take days or even weeks to read and assess some of his longer books. This short story is perfect for a compact lesson in style. It features the dialect that makes Twain’s works so unique and embraces a realistic America. The dialect coupled with the frame tale organization could be used to spark a discussion on style and structure and how these aspects of literature shape a particular work.
Author: Mark Twain
Interest Levels: 6 - 10
|Reading Levels: 3, 5, 7, 9, 11|