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The Best American Humorous Short Stories (The Modern Library, No. 87) (edition 1920)

by Alexander Jessup (Editor)

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This anthology of short stories by nineteenth-century and very early twentieth-century include both well-known authorsPoe, Twain, O. Henry, Holmes, Harte, etc.and those largely unknown today. This volume offers those readers who take pride in having their own taste and criteria for what is enjoyable the opportunity to enjoy these forgotten treasures.… (more)
Title:The Best American Humorous Short Stories (The Modern Library, No. 87)
Authors:Alexander Jessup (Editor)
Info:Modern Library (1920), 276 pages
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As to be expected of an anthology, something of a mixed bag. Some are well-worn classics, like Twain's Jumping Frog. Others may not deserve to be in the same company. ( )
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Jessup, AlexanderEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bunner, Henry CuylerContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chester, George RandolphContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cooke, Grace MacGowanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Curtis, George WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Edwards, Harry StillwellContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hale, Edward EverettContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harte, BretContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hastings, WellsContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Henry, O.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Holmes, Oliver WendellContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Johnston, Richard MalcolmContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kirkland, Caroline M. S.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lampton, William JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leslie, ElizaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Morris, George PopeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Poe, Edgar AllanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stockton, Frank RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Twain, MarkContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Please do not combine with the book of the same title edited by Robert N. Linscott. While both were published by the Modern Library, and both were numbered 87 in the Modern Library, the contents are very different. Thank you.

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