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A Book of American prose humor : being a collection of humorous and witty tales, sketches, etc.

Author: Melville E Stone; Herbert S. Stone & Company.; R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company.
Publisher: Chicago : Herbert S. Stone & Co., 1904.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Book of American prose humor.
Chicago : Herbert S. Stone & Co., 1904
(OCoLC)648254534
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melville E Stone; Herbert S. Stone & Company.; R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company.
OCLC Number: 3061965
Notes: Cover title: A book of American humor : prose.
Spine title: American humorous prose.
Verso of t.p.: The Lakeside Press, R.R. Donelley & Sons Company, Chicago.
Description: [4], x, 249, [1] p. (first 4 p. and last p. blank) ; 18 cm.
Contents: The Shakers ; A business letter / Artemus Ward (Charles Farrar Browne) --
Oats ; Our oldest inhabitants--two of them / Josh Billings (Henry W. Shaw) --
The interviewer ; Scotty Briggs and the clergyman / Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) --
Milling in Pompeii ; All about oratory ; My mine / Bill Nye (Edgar Wilson Nye) --
Samantha at Saratoga / Josiah Allen's wife (Marietta Holley) --
Chimmie meets the Duchess ; Chimmie enters polite society / E.W. Townsend --
The genial idiot on the four hundred / John Kendrick Bangs --"Checker's" letter / Henry M. Blossom, Jr. --
The fable of the two mandolin players and the willing performer ; Claudie / George Ade --
On the French character ; On the Victorian era ; On golf / Mr. Dooley (F.P. Dunne) --
In the country / Hayden Caruth --
John Henry on butting-in ; Mr. and Mrs. Dinkelspiel discuss literary matters ; Dinkelspiel explains the Dreyfus case / George V. Hobart --
At the opera ; In love / Billie Baxter (W.J. Kountz, Jr.).
Other Titles: Book of American humor
American humorous prose
Responsibility: composed by the best known American writers.

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