Best American Humorous Stories by Various

Best American Humorous Stories


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I have tried to keep a certain unity of aim and impression in selecting these stories. In the first place I determined that the pieces of brief fiction which I included must first of all be not merely good stories, but good short stories. I put myself in the position of one who was about to select the best short stories in the whole range of American literature, but who, just before he started to do this, was notified that he must refrain from selecting any of the best American short stories that did not contain the element of humor to a marked degree. But I have kept in mind the wide boundaries of the term humor, and also the fact that the humorous standard should be kept second--although a close second--to the short story standard. (Edited by Alexander Jessup.)


The little Frenchman and his water lots / G.P. Morris -- The angel of the odd / E.A. Poe -- The schoolmaster's progress / Caroline M.S. Kirkland -- The Watkinson evening / Eliza Leslie -- Titbottom's spectacles / G.W. Curtis -- My double; and how he undid me / E.E. Hale -- A visit to the asylum for aged and decayed punsters / O.W. Holmes -- The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras county / Mark Twain -- Elder Brown's backslide / H.S. Edwards -- The hotel experience of Mr. Pink Fluker / R.M. Johnston -- The nice people / H.C. Bunner -- The Buller-Podington compact / F.R. Stockton -- Colonel Starbottle for the plaintiff / B. Harte -- The duplicity of Hargraves / O. Henry -- Bargain day at Tutt House / G.R. Chester -- A call / Grace M. Cooke -- How the widow won the deacon / W.J. Lampton -- Gideon / W. Hastings.

Title:Best American Humorous StoriesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 3, 2015Publisher:Consumer Oriented Ebooks PublisherLanguage:English

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