The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
by Mark Twain
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County is an 1865 short story by Mark Twain. It was his first great success as a writer and brought him national attention. In it, the narrator retells a story he heard from a bartender, Simon Wheeler, at the Angels Hotel in Angels Camp, California, about the gambler Jim Smiley.