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Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor Vol 1

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Volume 1 of a ten volume collection of amusing tales, observations and anecdotes by America's greatest wordsmiths. This work includes selections by such household favorites as Mark Twain, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Benjamin Franklin and Washington Irving.

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Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor

Edited by Thomas L. Masson

[Illustration: Oliver Wendell Holmes]



Washington Irving Oliver Wendell Holmes Benjamin Franklin "Josh Billings" "Mark Twain" Charles Dudley Warner James T. Fields Henry Ward Beecher and others


Copyright, 1903, by DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY Published, October, 1903

[Illustration: Handwritten introduction:

Those selections in this book which are from my own works, were made by my two assistant compilers, not by me. This is why There are not more.

Mark Twain]


This anthology of American Humor represents a process of selection that has been going on for more than fifteen years, and in giving it to the public it is perhaps well that the Editor should precede it with a few words of explanation as to its meaning and scope.

Not only all that is fairly representative of the work of our American humorists, from Washington Irving to "Mr. Dooley," has been gathered together, but also much that is merely fugitive and anecdotal... Continue reading book >>

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