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Masterpieces of American wit and humor

Author: Thomas L Masson
Publisher: [Auckland] : The Floating Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Mixed form : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Masson, Thomas L.
Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor.
Auckland : The Floating Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas L Masson
ISBN: 9781775562498 1775562492
OCLC Number: 854973635
Notes: Archived by the National Library of New Zealand in PDF (162 pages).
Short stories, essays and poems.
Hypertext links contained in the archived instances of this title are non-functional.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: A plea for humor --
An unmarried female --
Selections from A brace of boys --
Rheumatism movement cure --
An aphorism and a lecture --
The harp of a thousand strings --
My first visit to Portland --
The mosquito --
Country burial-places --
The hoosier and the salt-pile --
The quilting --
A fragment --
Domestic happiness --
One of Mr. Ward's business letters --
On forts --
Without and within --
Street scenes in Washington --
Mis' Smith --
A Boston lullaby --
Irish astronomy --
Bessie Brown, M.D. --
The trout, the cat and the fox --
A monody --
The British matron --
The poster girl --
The conundrum of the golf links --
The minister's wooing --
Mrs. Johnson.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas L. Masson.
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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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