The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

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The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, The - Hardcover - USA - 1967 - First Edition.jpg

Hardcover - USA - 1967.

Author Mark Twain
Published 1865-11-18
Type Fiction, Short story
Genre Comedy
Themes Comedy
Age Group Adult

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.


Own?Compilation book.
Read?Compilation book.

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?FailThere are no women.
Bechdel test?FailThere are no women.
Strong person of color character?FailEveryone is white.
Queer character?FailThere are no queer characters.


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