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The America of George Ade, 1866-1944 : fables, short stories, essays

Author: George Ade; Jean Shepherd
Publisher: New York : Putnam, [1960]
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Ade, George, 1866-1944.
America of George Ade, 1866-1944.
New York, Putnam [1960]
(OCoLC)592338996
Online version:
Ade, George, 1866-1944.
America of George Ade, 1866-1944.
New York, Putnam [1960]
(OCoLC)609602229
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Ade; Jean Shepherd
OCLC Number: 1598322
Description: 284 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Fable of the visitor who got a lot for three dollars --
Fable of the Boston biologist & the native with the blue hardware --
Fable of the Bureau of Public Comfort & the man in charge --
Fable of the good fellow who got the short end of it --
Fable of Springfield's fairest flower and lonesome Agnes who was crafty --
Fable of the wise piker who had the kind of talk that went --
Fable of the slim girl who tried to keep a date that was never made --
Fable of the New York person who gave the stage fright to Fostoria, Ohio --
Fable of the good fairy with the lorngnette, and why she got it good --
Fable of the kid who shifted his ideal --
Fable of the base ball fan who took the only known cure --
Fable of the unintentional heroes of Centreville --
Fable of the parents who tinkered with the offspring --
Fable of how he never touched George --
Fable of the preacher who flew his kite, but not because he wished to do so --
Fable of the handsome Jethro, who was simply cut out to be a merchant --
Fable of Paducah's favorite comedians and the mildewed stunt --
Fable of Flora and Adolph and a home gone wrong --
Fable of the copper and the jovial undergrads --
Fable of a statesman who couldn't make good --
Fable of the coming champion who was delayed --
Fable of the lawyer who brought in a minority report --
Fable of the two mandolin players and the willing performer --
Fable of the man who didn't care for story-books --
Fable of the brash drummer and the peach who learned that there were others --
Fable of Sister Mae, who did as well as could be expected --
Fable of how the fool-killer backed out of a contract --
Fable of the caddy who hurt his head while thinking --
Fable of the martyr who liked the job --
Fable of the Bohemian who had hard luck --
Fable of the brotherhood of states & the wife who was responsible for the jubilee --
Fable of the good fairy of the Eighth Ward and the dollar excursion of the steam-fitters --
Fable of the all-night seance & the limit that ceased to be --
Fable of the good people who rallied to the support of the church. Fable of woman's true friends & the hopeful antique --
Fable of the day's work & the morning after - Fable of the man who was going to retire --
Fable of the bookworm and the butterfly who went into the law --
Fable of the crustacean who tried to find out by reading a book --
Fable of the skittish widower who tried to set himself back some thirty years --
Fable of how the canny commercial salesman guessed the combination --
Fable of the old fox and the young fox --
Fable of the parlor blacksmith who was unable to put it right over the plate --
Fable of the he-fllirt who was very jimpsy in the hotel office but a phoney piece of work when turned loose in a flat --
Fable of the reckless wife who had no one to watch her --
Fable of Lutie, the false alarm, and how she finished about the time she started --
What the college incubator did for one modest lambkin --
Subordinate who saw a great light --
Rugged Hiram and Hiram's giddy wife --
Galley slave who was just about to but never did --
Ninety-pound knight-errant and his lady fair --
"Buck" and Gertie --
Opening of navigation --
Barclay lawn party --
Best of the Farleys --
Dubley, '89 --
Mr. Lindsay on "San Jewan" --
Periodical souse, the never-again feeling and the ride on the sprinkling cart --
One or two points difference between learning and learning how --
Attenuated attorney who rang in the associate counsel --
Regular kind of place and the usual way it turned out --
Patient toiler who got it in the usual place --
Maneuvers of Joel and the disappointed orphan asylum --
Married couple that went to housekeeping and began to find out things --
Effort to convert the work horse into a high-stepper --
Self-made Hezekiah and his message of hope to this year's crop of graduates --
Girl who took notes and got wise and then fell down --
Fable of the divided concern that was reunited under a new management --
Fable of successful Tobias and some of his happy New-Years --
Fable of the red-letter night at Smartweed Junction --
Fable of what Horace stood for in order to land the queen --
Fable of the boy with steadfast ambition --
Fable of the unfortunate has-been and the sympathetic conductor --
Fable of how Gertrude could keep it up until ten o'clock in the morning --
Fable of how the fearless favorite from St. Louis flagged the hot-looker across the way --
Fable of the one who got what was coming to him and then some more --
Fable of the girl who wanted to warm up when it was too late --
Fable of what our public schools and the primary system did for a poor but ambitious youth.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by Jean Shepherd.

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