Shabby Sunday: The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain – 1957

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Shabby Sunday Meme

I have a lot of old vintage books and one of my plans when I first started blogging was to do a post every week or so that shared one of my cherished vintage books. Then, I thought that maybe there might be other book bloggers out there that have some vintage books, heirlooms, or maybe some old books from childhood that they might want to share. I decided to start a weekly meme titled ‘Shabby Sunday’ for those who would like to participate and share some of their old vintage books. Do you have some vintage books you’d like to share? Please feel free to participate. Feel free to use the picture I’ve provided if you’d like to. If you decide to do this meme, please consider linking back to me so that I can see the book you’re sharing.

Today’s shabby share is:

The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain

by Mark TwainCharles Neider (Editor, Introduction by)


Growing up in my grandparents home, we had books from wall to wall. My grandfather was a teacher and loved the written word. We had plenty of books to keep us busy. One of the only books that I have left in my collection that belonged to my grandfather is The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain. I can still remember him reading it when I was just a young child. Something I love about Mark Twain’s writing are the memorable characters.

To me, this is a must-have for any Mark Twain fan. Mine is the 1957 edition hardcover. A few of my favorites are:

  • A Dying Man’s Confession
  • A Day at Niagara
  • A Ghost Story
  • A Dog’s Tale
  • Luck

I love that I can now share this with my kids as well. It’s definitely a keeper! My rating for this one is 5*****











You can find this book on Amazon and Goodreads

  • Hardcover: 676 pages
  • Publisher: Double Day & Company; 1957
  • Language: English
  • LIbrary of Congress Catalog Number: 57-5536

Thanks for reading this week’s Shabby Sunday. If you’d like to participate with this meme, please do!


10 thoughts on “Shabby Sunday: The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain – 1957

  1. starjustin

    Awesome to see Grandpa’s book featured on your blog. This particular book was published the year my youngest brother/your uncle was born. An ‘oldie but goody’ for sure. 🌸

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  2. Oh wow, this looks amazing! I do have some really old first editions that I inherited but they are in a box at my Mum’s for safekeeping because I don’t have any space in my flat. Although thinking about it there may be one random one lurking I will see if I can find it! 😂

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    1. I would love to see people pick up this meme! I just have so many vintage books to share and thought it would be interesting. Would love to see what vintage books you have, Claire. 💗


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