Humorous American Short Stories Humorous American Short Stories

Humorous American Short Stories

Selections from Mark Twain, O. Henry, James Thurber, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and more

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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
September 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
192
Pages
PUBLISHER
Dover Publications
SELLER
INscribe Digital
SIZE
2.3
MB

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