First published in 1897, “How to Tell a Story and Others” is a series of short stories and advice by Mark Twain. In them Twain describes his own writing style, attacks the idiocy of a fellow author, defends the virtue of a dead woman, and tries to protect ordinary citizens from insults by railroad conductors. This collection is highly recommended for those with an interest in creative writing and is not to be missed by fans of Twain’s seminal work. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835–1910), more commonly known under the pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, lecturer, publisher and entrepreneur most famous for his novels “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” (1876) and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” (1884). Other notable works by this author include: “The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today” (1873) and “The Prince and the Pauper” (1881). Read & Co. Classics is proudly republishing this fantastic work now in a new edition complete with a specially-commissioned biography of the author.