The Best American Humorous Short Stories

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Copyright: This work is in the public domain in the USA only.

Edited and introduced 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.

Alexander Jessup has collected some of the best in American humorous short stories into one volume. The truly great American storytellers are represented in this volume. Edgar Allan Poe who is known primarily for his horror stories is represented here with his story The Angel of the Odd. Edward Everett Hale has written a delightful story entitled My Double: And How He Undid Me. A Visit to the Asylum For the Aged and Decayed Punsters was written by Oliver Wendell Homes. And no collection of humorous short stories would be complete without The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain. There are twenty other stories to delight the reader. Producing large print book at an affordable price is a aspiration for Loki's Publishing. Thank you for supporting our efforts.