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Humorous American Short Stories

Author: Edited by Bob Blaisdell

EAN: 9780486499888 Categories: , Product ID: ria9780486499888_rcc


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Includes James Thurber’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, a 2013 motion picture! Spanning nearly 300 years of American humor, this anthology of entertaining tales ranges from the inventive mind of Benjamin Franklin and his 1732 story, Alice Addertongue, to Simon Rich’s 2012 fable, Center of the Universe. More than 30 witty short stories include works by Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, O. Henry, Langston Hughes, and other masters of the genre. Nineteenth-century stories include Washington Irving’s classic, Rip Van Winkle: A Posthumous Tale of Diedrich Knickerbocker, A Jersey Centenarian by Bret Harte, and Lucretia P. Hale’s The Peterkins Decide to Learn the Languages. From later eras come Ring Lardner’s The Golden Honeymoon, A Telephone Call by Dorothy Parker, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber, Philip Roth’s The Conversion of the Jews, and Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. show more

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Weight 194 g

Edited by Bob Blaisdell


Dover Publications Inc.


Paperback / softback




126 x 203 x 16



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United States

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