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America laughs : a treasury of great humor

Author: Seymour Reit; John Huehnergarth
Publisher: New York, Crowell-Collier Press [1966]
Series: America in the making.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An anthology of humorous American prose and poetry, for teenagers.
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Genre/Form: Humor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seymour Reit; John Huehnergarth
OCLC Number: 1294606
Description: viii, 152 pages illustrations 22 cm.
Contents: Reminiscence. Father hires a cook / Clarence Day --
The fifty-yard dash / William Saroyan --
The night the ghost got in / James Thurber --
Adult dilemmas. Stop those hiccoughs! / Robert Benchley --
"Name, please?" / Robert Benchley --
The children's hour / Robert Benchley --
The ransom of Red Chief / O. Henry --
Folklore. The legendary life of Davy Crockett / Irwin Shapiro --
Casey at the bat / Ernest Lawrence Thayer --
Farce. Inflexible logic / Russell Maloney --
Just plain funny. The sailboat race / E.B. White --
Nonsense. How to train an aardvark / Jack Douglas --
Satire. The fable of the copper and the jovial undergrads / George Ade --
The fable of the good people who rallied to the support of the church / George Ade --
Just give the operator the call / Art Buchwald --
Social commentary. His sayings / Josh Billings --
From the back of the bus / Dick Gregory --
The cop and the anthem / O. Henry --
Abe Martin's town pump / Kin Hubbard --
Pete's theology / Don Marquis. (Cont.) Archy says / Don Marquis --
Tall tales. The blizzard of '98 / Ellis Credle --
The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County / Mark Twain --
Whimsy. The wonderful one-hoss shay (a logical story) / Oliver Wendell Holmes --
In which we are surprised by a dragon / Robert Nathan --
Youthful problems. I can't breathe / Ring Lardner --
The tonic / Booth Tarkington.
Series Title: America in the making.
Responsibility: edited by drawings by John Huehnergarth.

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An anthology of humorous American prose and poetry, for teenagers.

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