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The Stolen White Elephant

(1882)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Three detective stories by Mark Twain with an introduction by Walter Mosely, the modern master of mystery writing, and an afterword by noted scholar Lillian S. Robinson. "The Stolen White Elephant" is a broad farce mocking the self-proclaimed omniscience of many fictional detectives, told entirely in the form of a series of ridiculous telegraphs. Revolving around the theft of a literal white elephant, the gift of the King of Siam, this manifestly absurd story is nevertheless modeled after the real life efforts of a blundering New York Police Department to recover the corpse of one Alexander T. Stewart, stolen from his family vault in 1878. "A Double-Barreled Detective Story" is another delightful spoof of the mystery genre, then in its infancy, this time introducing the reader to Sherlock Holmes as he has never been seen before or since. Far from his usual elegant London haunts, the great detective is caught up in a melodramatic murder mystery of love, betrayal, and vengeance in a rough California mining town. Finally, in "Tom Sawyer, Detective," Twain gives us a lively adventure featuring Tom Sawyer as the great detective and Huck Finn as his Watson, investigating diamond thefts and murders back in Hannibal. Three delightful stories, all with Twain's trademark wit and sense of fun.

Genre: Mystery

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September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant
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May 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant
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November 1996 : UK Hardback
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Title: "The Stolen White Elephant (Oxford Mark Twain)
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ISBN: 0-19-510153-7 / 978-0-19-510153-9 (UK edition)
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November 1987 : Australia Hardback
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant
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1987 : Australia Hardback
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Title: THE STOLEN WHITE ELEPHANT
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ISBN: 0-86896-693-2 / 978-0-86896-693-9 (Australia edition)
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June 1973 : USA Textbook Binding

Title: The Stolen White Elephant
Author(s): Mark Twain
ISBN: 0-8414-8436-8 / 978-0-8414-8436-8 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

July 2019 : Paperback
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant
Author(s): Mark Twain
ISBN: 1-08-232153-2 / 978-1-08-232153-5
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July 2018 : Paperback
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant
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April 2018 : Paperback
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant
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ISBN: 1-980897-74-3 / 978-1-980897-74-3
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April 2018 : Paperback
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant
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ISBN: 1-980865-12-4 / 978-1-980865-12-4
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April 2018 : Paperback

Title: The Stolen White Elephant
Author(s): Mark Twain
ISBN: 3337494641 / 978-3337494643
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April 2018 : Paperback
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant
Author(s): Mark Twain
ISBN: 3732638391 / 978-3732638390
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March 2018 : Paperback
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Title: The stolen white elephant
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November 2017 : Paperback
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Title: The Stolen white Elephant
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ISBN: 3337397115 / 978-3337397111
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June 2016 : UK Paperback
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant (Penguin Little Black Classics)
Author(s): Mark Twain
ISBN: 0-241-25174-5 / 978-0-241-25174-4 (UK edition)
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August 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant (annotated)
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ISBN: 1-5170-7996-9 / 978-1-5170-7996-3 (USA edition)
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May 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant
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December 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant
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May 2014 : USA Paperback
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April 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant
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ISBN: 1-4840-0465-5 / 978-1-4840-0465-4 (USA edition)
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July 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant
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ISBN: 1-4781-9882-6 / 978-1-4781-9882-6 (USA edition)
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May 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant
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August 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant
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ISBN: 1-4662-0376-5 / 978-1-4662-0376-1 (USA edition)
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June 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant
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ISBN: 1-60386-354-0 / 978-1-60386-354-4 (USA edition)
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December 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant
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ISBN: 1-4385-3388-8 / 978-1-4385-3388-9 (USA edition)
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October 2008 : USA Paperback

Title: The Stolen White Elephant
Author(s): Mark Twain
ISBN: 1-60589-902-X / 978-1-60589-902-2 (USA edition)
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June 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant
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ISBN: 1-4191-8352-4 / 978-1-4191-8352-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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July 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant
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ISBN: 1-58963-908-1 / 978-1-58963-908-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fredonia Books (NL)
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October 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant and Other Detective Stories (1882, 1896, 1902) (Oxford Mark Twain)
Author(s): Mark Twain, Lillian S Robinson
ISBN: 0-19-511417-5 / 978-0-19-511417-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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Audio Editions

September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant
Author(s): Mark Twain
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September 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant
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September 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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September 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant
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March 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant
Author(s): Mark Twain
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November 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant (Dramatized)
Author(s): Mark Twain
Publisher: Jimcin Recordings
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Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant (Penguin Little Black Classics)
Author(s): Mark Twain
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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October 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant (Annotated): Masterpiece Collection: The Stolen White Elephant, Mark Twain Famous Quotes, Book List, and Biography
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August 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant (annotated)
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June 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant (Annotated)
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January 2014 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant (Annotated)
Author(s): Mark Twain
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December 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant
Author(s): Mark Twain
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
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May 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant
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July 2004 : USA, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Stolen White Elephant [with Biographical Introduction]
Author(s): Mark Twain
Publisher: Digireads.com
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