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American Satire

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American Satire by Nicholas Bakalar
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Apr 01, 1997 | 480 Pages
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    Apr 01, 1997 | 480 Pages

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Table Of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Thomas Morton (ca. 1590-ca. 1647)
New English Canaan
Ebenezer Cook (fl. 1708)
The Sot-Weed FactorFrancis Hopkinson (1737-1791)
A Pretty Story
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
On Sending Felons to America
The Sale of the Hessians
Model of a Letter of Recommendation
Rules by Which a Great Empire May Be Reduced to a Small One
Humourous Reasons for Restoring Canada
Alexander Hamilton (1712-1756)
The Tuesday Club
Philip Freneau (1752-1832)
The British Prison Ship
Hugh Brackenridge (1748-1816)
Modern Chivalry
Washington Irving (1783-1859)
Tales of a Traveler
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)
The Celestial Railroad
Fanny Fern (1811-1872)
Have We Any Men Among Us?
Tom Pax’s Conjugal Soliloquy
To Gentlemen
Has a Mother a Right to Her Children?
Fresh Leaves
A Chapter for Parents
James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)
The Biglow Papers
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?)
The Devil’s Dictionary
Finley Peter Dunne (1867-1936)
Mr. Dooley
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offenses
A Helpless Situation
Advice to Youth
The Art of Inhumation (from Life on the Mississippi)
American in Europe (from A Tramp Abroad)
The War Prayer
George Ade (1866-1944)
The Sultan of Sulu
Stephen Crane (1871-1900)
A newspaper is a collection of half-injustices
War Is Kind
Guy Wetmore Carryl (1873-1904)
How Little Red Riding Hood Came to be Eaten
How Rudeness and Kindness Were Justly Rewarded
Edith Wharton (1862-1937)
Xingu
Expiation
H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)
Rondo on an Ancient Theme
Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951)
A Letter from the Queen
Will Rogers (1879-1935)
A Day at the Republican Convention
At the Democratic Convention
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)
Words, Words, Words
Far From Well
Comment
One Perfect Rose
James Thurber (1894-1961)
Tom, the Young Kidnapper
Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
Ballad of the Landlord
Ku Klux
American Heartbreak
Kurt Vonnegut (1922- )
In a Manner That Must Shame God Himself
Russell Baker (1925- )
Universal Military Motion
Art Buchwald (1925- )
Pictures from Vietnam
Telling the Truth
Gore Vidal (1925- )
Ronnie and Nancy: A Life in Picture
Calvin Trillin (1935- )
Old Marrieds
P. J. O’Rourke (1947- )
The Innocents Abroad, Updated
Molly Ivins (1944- )
H. Ross Went Seven Bubbles Off Plumb (and Other Tales)
New Heights of Piffle

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