This fascinating collection of essays, short stories, and vignettes brings together a cavalcade of literary luminaries who each explore or embody some aspect of American humor.
Author: Thomas L. Masson
Publisher: The Floating Press
From the moment the first waves of European settlers made their way to the country's shores, Americans have been known for their distinct -- and often peculiar -- sense of humor. This fascinating collection of essays, short stories, and vignettes brings together a cavalcade of literary luminaries who each explore or embody some aspect of American humor.
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Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor: Large Print By Thomas L. Masson More than half a dozen years have passed since Mr. Andrew Lang, startled for once out of his customary light-heartedness, asked himself, and his readers, and the ghost of Charles Dickens-all three powerless to answer-whether the dismal seriousness of the present day was going to last forever; or whether, when the great wave of earnestness had rippled over our heads, we would pluck up heart to be merry and, if needs be, foolish once again. Not that mirth and folly are in any degree synonymous, as of old; for the merry fool, too scarce, alas! even in the times when Jacke of Dover hunted for him in the highways, has since then grown to be rarer than a phenix. He has carried his cap and bells and jests and laughter elsewhere, and has left us to the mercies of the serious fool, who is by no means so seductive a companion. If the Cocquecigrues are in possession of the land, and if they are tenants exceedingly hard to evict, it is because of the encouragement they receive from those to whom we innocently turn for help: from the poets, novelists and men of letters whose duty it is to brighten and make glad our days. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
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Author: Thomas L. Masson
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
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Author: Thomas L. Masson
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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Edward T. Mason's Humorous Masterpieces from American Literature (3 vols.;
New York, 1887) offers a large number of ... 1875); American Wit and Humor (3
vols.; New York, 1907); and collections by Eli Perkins [Melville D. Landon], Kings
Author: David E. E. Sloane
The Literary Humour of the Urban Northeast brings together works by such writers as Mark Twain, P.T. Barnum, Marietta Holley, and the literary comedians Artemus Ward and Josh Billings. The northern writers chronicled a fast-moving world, dominated by government and business. In this anthology, David Sloane recovers satiric writings of the north-eastern humourists of the nineteenth century, a literary school that was formed in the crucible of the daily newspaper. Written to appeal to a newly urbanized audience experiencing the impact of the Industrial Revolution, these humorous articles, sketches and ballads responded to a rapidly changing nation still clinging to rural preconceptions but at the same time beginning to know a sharper more precarious kind of existence.
Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Department of BibliographyPublish On: 1978
American wit and humor , Pictorial . I. Title . 1. ... American wit and humor ,
Pictorial . I. Title . American ed . ) ( New York ) Dutton ( 1958 ] 96 1953 . 255p . (
chiefly illus . ) i8cm . p . illus . 26 cm . ... WILLIAMS , James Robert , 741.5 masterpieces .
Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography
This hilariously weird book is perfect for men and women of all ages, nature and animal lovers, fans of the Wild Masterpieces Instagram, and anyone looking for a fun and silly gift. * Includes never-before-seen photos of majestic animal ...
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Wild Masterpieces is a collection bizarre portraits featuring cats, dogs, llamas, chicks, pandas, and more. Based on the Instagram account of the same name, this humor book is brimming with animals gracing the grandest landscapes our world has to offer. Each of these 60 portraits remind us that if we stay paw-sitive, life can truly be udder-ly wonderful. * Portraits are by designer Evan Douglas, who started the Wild Masterpieces Instagram account. * Each portrait is paired with an inspirational quote. * A mix of fan favorites and brand-new images Profound, mysterious, nonsensical--this is the world of Wild Masterpieces. This hilariously weird book is perfect for men and women of all ages, nature and animal lovers, fans of the Wild Masterpieces Instagram, and anyone looking for a fun and silly gift. * Includes never-before-seen photos of majestic animal portraits * A great humor gift for anyone who loves animals and needs a pick-me-up * Perfect for display on the coffee table as a conversation starter * Add it to the shelf with books like Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed (and Other Heartwarming Letters from Kitty by Jeremy Greenberg, Cats on Catnip by Andrew Marttila, and Sad Animal Facts by Brooke Barker.