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The comic tradition in America : an anthology

Author: Kenneth Schuyler Lynn
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, ©1958.
Series: Doubleday anchor books, A187.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Schuyler Lynn
OCLC Number: 269990
Description: xiv, 416 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: To the editor of the New England Courant ; To the editor of a newspaper ; Dialogue between Franklin and the gout / Benjamin Franklin --
Containing the most horrible battle ever recorded in poetry or prose ; Rip Van Winkle. A posthumous writing of Diedrich Knickerbocker ; Adventure of the German student / Washington Irving --
Georgia theatrics ; Fight ; Horse-swap / A.B. Longstreet --
Major Downing shakes hands for the President at Philadelphia ; Cousin Nabby describes the unutterable disappointment at Downingville ; Major Downing tells about going to Cambridge and making the President a doctor of laws / Seba Smith --
Simon Suggs attends a camp-meeting / Johnson J. Hooper --
Big bear of Arkansas / T.B. Thorpe --
How to write a Blackwood article ; Diddling considered as one of the exact sciences / Edgar Allan Poe --
Death of Crockett ; Crockett's morning hunt / Davy Crockett --
Lion of the West: act II, scene 2 / James Kirke Paulding --
What Mr. Robinson thinks ; Second letter from B. Sawin, Esq. ; Courtin' / James Russell Lowell --
Simon Suggs, Jr., Esq., of Rackinsack--Arkansas / Joseph G. Baldwin --
Parson John Bullen's lizards ; Mrs. Yardley's quilting / George W. Harris --
Celestial railroad / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
Cock-a-doodle-doo! or the crowing of the noble cock Beneventano ; Israel is initiated into the mysteries of lodging / Herman Melville --
Expensive treat of Colonel Moses Grice / Richard Malcolm Johnston --
Uncle Remus initiates the little boy ; Uncle Remus's wonder story / Joel Chandler Harris --
Celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County ; Whittier dinner speech ; Frescoes from the past ; Fenimore Cooper's literary offenses / Mark Twain --
Point of view / Henry James --
On war preparations ; On his cousin George ; On reform candidates ; Expansion ; Book review / Finley Peter Dunne.
Series Title: Doubleday anchor books, A187.
Responsibility: edited with foreword and notes by Kenneth S. Lynn.

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