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The Mirth of a nation : America's great dialect humor / edited by Walter Blair and Raven I. McDavid, Jr.

; McDavid, Raven Ioor
Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, [1983] .
ISBN 0816611688, 0816610223

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Other Authors Blair, Walter, 1900-
McDavid, Raven Ioor.
Subjects American literature -- 19th century.
American literature.
American wit and humor.
Anthologie.
Civilization.
Dialect literature, American.
English language -- Dialects -- United States -- Texts.
English language -- Dialects.
Geschichte (1800-1900)
Humor.
Humoreske.
Roman.
USA.
United States -- Civilization -- Humor.
United States -- Civilization -- Literary collections.
United States.
Description xxvii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1983]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-297) and index.
Contents Part I. Rustic Yankees -- Jack's grandfather (1834) / Seba Smith -- The clockmaker (1837) / Thomas Chandler Haliburton -- The Biglow papers (1848) : The courtin ; A second letter from B. Sawin, Esq. / James Russell Lowell -- Hezekiah Bedott (1855) / Frances Miriam Whitcher -- Part II. Frontier storytellers -- Cousin Sally Dilliard (circa 1830) / Hamilton C. Jones -- Nimrod Wildfire's tall talk (1833) / James Kirke Paulding (with W.B. Bernard) -- Colonel Coon's wife Judy (1837) ; A sensible varmint (1841) ; Crockett's morning hunt (1853) Crockett Almanack stories. The big bear of Arkansas (1841) / Thomas Bangs Thorpe -- A tight race considerin (1843) / Henry Clay Lewis -- Simon Suggs attends a camp meeting (1845) / Johnson Jones Hooper -- The big dog fight at Myer's (1845) / Phillip B. January -- The standing candidate (1846) / John S. Robb -- A coon hunt in a fency country (1847) ; The Hoosier and the salt pile (1848) / William Tappan Thompson -- How Sally Hooter got snakebit (1850) / William C. Hall -- The harp of a thousand strings (1855) / William Penn Brannan -- Larkin Snow, the miller (1859) / Harden E. Taliaferro -- Rare ripe garden seed (1867) / George Washington Harris -- Part III. Funny fellows -- Interview with President Lincoln (1861) ; The Tower of London (1867) / Charles Farrar Browne -- Bill Arp to Abe Linkhorn (1861) ; Bill Arp addresses Artemus Ward (1865) / Charles H. Smith -- Why he should not be drafted (1864) ; The assassination (1865) ; The reward of virtue (1866) / David Ross Locke -- Live Yankees (1868) / Henry Wheeler Shaw -- On the Victorian era (1897) ; On reform candidates (1898) ; On charity (1898) / Finley Peter Dunne -- Part IV. Local colorists -- The minister's housekeeper (1871) / Harriet Beecher Stowe -- "Posson Jone" (1876) / George Washington Cable -- The wonderful tar-baby story (1880) / Joel Chandler Harris -- Ginger and the goose (1882) / F. Hopkinson Smith -- Gentian (1887) / Mary E. Wilkins Freeman -- The conjurer's revenge (1889) / Charles W. Chesnutt -- The old soldier's story (1890) / James Whitcomb Riley -- Jaybird Bob's joke (1897) / Alfred Henry Lewis -- The horse trader (1898) / Edward Noyes Westcott -- Part V. Mark Twain -- Jim Baker's blue-jay yarn (1880) ; Frescoes from the past (1883) / Samuel Langhorne Clemens.
Genre Humor.
Literary collections.
Texts.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7837166
(OCoLC)ocm07837166
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