The Best American Humorous Short Stories

The Best American Humorous Short Stories

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This brief collection of 19 short stories is an interesting collection from the late 19th and early 20th century, featuring great authors and some of their more interesting brief works. There are familiar pieces from Henry, Bierce and others as well as some lesser know pieces from authors like Poe. Those who enjoy the tongue in cheek, ironic and observant will enjoy these playful and sometimes biting pieces. A massive collection of humorous stories from America's favorite writers: The Little Frenchman and His Water Lots (1839) George Pope Morris The Angel of the Odd (1844) Edgar Allan Poe The Schoolmaster's Progress (1844) Caroline M.S. Kirkland The Watkinson Evening (1846) Eliza Leslie Titbottom's Spectacles (1854) George William Curtis My Double; and How He Undid Me (1859) Edward Everett Hale A Visit to the Asylum for Aged and Decayed Punsters (1861) Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (1865) Mark Twain Elder Brown's Backslide (1885) Harry Stillwell Edwards The Hotel Experience of Mr. Pink Fluker (1886) Richard Malcolm Johnston The Nice People (1890) Henry Cuyler Bunner The Buller-Podington Compact (1897) Frank Richard Stockton Colonel Starbottle for the Plaintiff (1901) Bret Harte The Duplicity of Hargraves (1902) O. Henry Bargain Day at Tutt House (1905) George Randolph Chester A Call (1906) Grace MacGowan Cooke How the Widow Won the Deacon (1911) William James Lampton Gideon (1914) by Wills Hastings

Book information

ISBN: 9781547295777
Publisher: On Demand Publishing, LLC-Create Space
Imprint: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Language: English
Number of pages: 454
Weight: 1g
Height: 229mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 23mm