The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
|The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County|
Hardcover - USA - 1967.
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, originally published as Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog is a short story by Mark Twain first published in The New York Saturday Press on 1865-11-18.
The story describes a gambling addict who trains a frog to jump on command to win contests.
Although I had not become a fan of Twain's work from the first two novels I read of his, I hoped I might fare better with one of his short stories. I did not.
— This section contains spoilers! —
- Maybe someone could get a anti-gambling or don't be se trusting moral out of the story?
- The story is often described as humor, but I didn't find it very funny.
- Jim Smiley entrusting his prized frog to a stranger he hopes to win money from, unsupervised, for a length of time, just isn't believable.
- This story just wasn't interesting.
|Strong female character?||Fail||There are no women.|
|Bechdel test?||Fail||There are no women.|
|Strong person of color character?||Fail||Everyone is white.|
|Queer character?||Fail||There are no queer characters.|