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Billings, Josh 1818-1885

Overview
Works: 116 works in 360 publications in 1 language and 5,081 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Humor  Folklore  Biography  Abstracts  Anecdotes  Short stories, American 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN6161, 818.409
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Most widely held works about Josh Billings
 
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Most widely held works by Josh Billings
The bear went over the mountain : tall tales of American animals by Robert B Downs( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of American folk humor collected by a former president of the American Library Association
Uncle Sam's Uncle Josh; or, Josh Billings on practically everything, distilled from Josh's rum-and-tansy New England wit by Josh Billings( Book )

9 editions published between 1953 and 1972 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of Josh Billings (Henry W. Shaw) by Josh Billings( Book )

20 editions published between 1876 and 2013 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josh Billings, hiz sayings by Josh Billings( Book )

57 editions published between 1865 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josh Billings on ice : and other things by Josh Billings( Book )

27 editions published between 1868 and 2012 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everybody's friend, or Josh Billing's encyclopedia and proverbial philosophy of wit and humor : "the world is my oyster" by Josh Billings( Book )

15 editions published between 1874 and 1978 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old probability; perhaps rain--perhaps not by Josh Billings( Book )

9 editions published between 1879 and 2012 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josh Billings, his works, complete : four volumes in one by Josh Billings( Book )

18 editions published between 1876 and 1974 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josh Billings' farmer's allminax by Josh Billings( )

in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's phunniest phellow, Josh Billings : the delightful, funny stories & sayings of our wisest American humorist by Josh Billings( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells of Josh BIllings, who was the most popular writer of humor of the mid-1800s, was also one of the most sought after standup comedians of that time
Josh Billings' old farmer's allminax, 1870-1879, with comic illustrations by Josh Billings( Book )

4 editions published between 1902 and 2012 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wit and wisdom of Josh Billings; choice bits of fun and philosophy of the great humorist carefully collected and revised by Josh Billings( Book )

5 editions published between 1913 and 1980 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the writings of Josh Billings; or; Proverbial philosophy of wit and humor by Josh Billings( Book )

4 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josh Billings : his book of sayings by Josh Billings( Book )

12 editions published between 1866 and 1999 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josh Billings' trump kards. Blue glass philosophy. With illustrations in natural history by F.S. Church by Josh Billings( Book )

3 editions published in 1877 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josh Billings' wit and humor by Josh Billings( Book )

6 editions published in 1874 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josh Billings' humorous epigrams by Josh Billings( Book )

1 edition published in 1924 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josh Billings' comical lexicon and other amusing skits by Josh Billings( Book )

1 edition published in 1924 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw) by David B Kesterson( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Designed for use by the general reader, the college student, and the teacher, this book analyzes the life and literary career of Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw), emphasizing his literary ventures and artistic talents. The analysis reveals Billings' talents as a subtle humorist, homespun philosopher, and artist of the essay. Chapters include "Man of Many Trades"; "'Affurisms,'" which examines Billings' aphorisms and the use of misspellings in his writings; "Essays and Sketches"; "Salmagundi," which discusses the letters of correspondence and miscellaneous short pieces, including a burlesque advertisement and poem; "Jest Books"; "Almanacs," which explores several experiments with the almanac and finally the publication of "Josh Billings' Farmer's Allminax," which secured his fame and fortune; "Josh on the Platform"; "a Word of Appraisal," which examines Billings' law standing as a literary figure in the nineteenth century and the reappraisal he is receiving in the present century; and "Conclusion." This volume also contains a chronology of Billings' life and concludes with a 73-item selected bibliography. (Rb)
 
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America's phunniest phellow, Josh Billings : the delightful, funny stories & sayings of our wisest American humorist
Alternative Names
Henris Vileris Šo

Josh Billings americký humorista

Josh Billings Amerikaans schrijver (1818-1885)

Josh Billings amerikansk författare

Josh Billings amerikansk skribent

Josh Billings écrivain américain

Josh Billings US-amerikanischer Autor

Shaw, Henry W. 1818-1886

Shaw, Henry Wheeler 1818-1885

Shaw, Henry Wheeler 1818-1886

Генрі Вілер Шоу

Джош Билингс

Джош Биллингс американский писатель-юморист

Languages
English (245)

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America's phunniest phellow, Josh Billings : the delightful, funny stories & sayings of our wisest American humoristSelections from the writings of Josh Billings; or; Proverbial philosophy of wit and humor