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The Wit and Humor of America (Vol 1-10) - Comedy Anthology: Funny Stories Poems Humorous Articles Fables & Fairy Tales - cover

The Wit and Humor of America (Vol 1-10) - Comedy Anthology: Funny Stories Poems Humorous Articles Fables & Fairy Tales

O. Henry, Mark Twain, Washington Irving, Bret Harte, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, Benjamin Franklin, Edward Everett Hale, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Kendrick Bangs, William Dean Howells, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Henry Ward Beecher, John G. Saxe, James Russell Lowell, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Robert W. Chambers, Edmund Clarence Stedman, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Wallace Irwin, Eugene Field, Anne Virginia Culbertson, John Paul, Lloyd Osbourne, James Montgomery Flagg, Bill Nye, Robert J. Burdette, Wilbur D. Nesbit, Gelett Burgess, James Whitcomb Riley, Frank L. Stanton, Bayard Taylor, Artemus Ward, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward, Charles Dudley Warner, Carolyn Wells, Owen Wister

Publisher: e-artnow

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Explore the rich tapestry of American humor with "The Wit and Humor of America" — a meticulously curated anthology spanning ten volumes. Edited by the renowned American humorist Marshall P. Wilder, this collection features the wit of literary giants such as Mark Twain, Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, O. Henry, and more. Delve into a diverse array of humorous gems, including funny stories, poems, humorous articles, fables, and fairy tales.
Table of Contents:
Volume 1:
Anatole Dubois at de Horse Show
The Billville Spirit Meeting
The British Matron
The Champion Checker-Player of Ameriky
Colonel Sterett's Panther Hunt
A Cry from the Consumer
The Curse of the Competent
Darby and Joan
The Day We Do Not Celebrate
The Deacon's Masterpiece; or, The Wonderful "One-Hoss Shay"
The Deacon's Trout 
A Disappointment
Down Around the River 
The Experiences of the A. C. 
The Feast of the Monkeys 
The Fighting Race
The Grammatical Boy
John Henry in a Street Car 
A Letter from Mr. Biggs
A Medieval Discoverer
The Menagerie 
Mrs. Johnson
The Muskeeter 
My Grandmother's Turkey-Tail Fan
An Odyssey of K's
The Old Maid's House: In Plan 
The Organ
Partingtonian Patchwork 
The Pettibone Lineage
A Psalm of Life
The Purple Cow 
The Quarrel
Similar Cases 
Simple English
Spelling Down the Master
Stage Whispers
Teaching by Example
The Tragedy of It
The Turnings of a Bookworm
Wanted-A Cook
What Mr. Robinson Thinks
When Albani Sang
When the Frost is on the Punkin
Why Moles Have Hands
Wouter Van Twiller
The Yankee Dude'll Do
Volume 2:
An Archæological Congress
Aunt Dinah's Kitchen
Barney McGee
The Beecher Beached
A Boy's View of It
Budd Wilkins at the Show
The Colonel's Clothes
Comin' Thu
The Dutchman Who Had the "Small Pox"
An Evening Musicale
Familiar Authors at Work
The Golfer's Rubaiyat
Go Lightly, Gal (The Cake Walk)
Grandma Keeler Gets Grandpa Ready for Sunday-School
The Hoosier and the Salt Pile
How Ruby Played
A Letter
The Lost Word
Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum
Mr. Dooley on Gold-Seeking…
Available since: 04/27/2024.
Print length: 1742 pages.

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