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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 10 0 Browse Search
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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Book III (continued) (search)
services in other fields and to express the highest appreciation of what he contributed to international comedy. Of the deluge of humorists who followed, Charles Heber Clark (Max Adeler), like Leland, became better known in England than in the United States. Out of the Hurly-Burly (1874), his first and best book, links together describing the perplexities of the suburbanite. Its delightful illustrations by A. B. Frost contributed almost as much as the text to the popularity of the book. Clark's travesties of the obituary lyric have been long remembered. At times rivalling the mock horrors of the Bab ballads, his mortuary burlesques go far to justify Augustine Birrell's dictum that the essence of American humour consists in speaking lightly of dreadful subjects. In spite of his pseudonym Clark was not one of the many dialect writers. The verbal humours of German-American speech were further exhibited, however, in the Yawcob Strauss rhymes of Charles Follen Adams. Negro diale
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index (search)
t Britain, 354 Civil Government in the Philippines, 166 Civil government in the United States, 193 Civil liberty and self government, 342 Clansman, the, 267 Clapp, Henry, 36 Clarice, 286 Clark, Charles Badger, Jr., 161 Clark, Charles Heber, 22 n., 26 Clark, J. B., 441, 442 Clark, L. G., 310 Clark, William, 518 Clarke, C. F., 211 Clarke, James F., 451, 496 Clarke, W. N., 205, 212 Clarkson, Thomas, 344 Clay, Henry, 337 Clemens, Orion, 2, 3, 14 Clemens, Sa, 277 Mather, Cotton, 73, 389, 390, 392, 444 Mather, Richard, 534 Mathew Carey, 547 n. Matthews, Brander, 7, 17, 129, 269, 272, 273-4, 274 n., 290, 419 Matthews, Washington, 633 Maum Guinea, 71 Maupassant, 606 Max Adeler. See Clark, Charles Heber Maxwell, 244 Mayflower, the, 70 Mayo, Margaret, 295 Mayo-Smith, R., 442 Mead, Elinor G., 77 Meaning of education, 423 Meaning of truth, the, 249 Mechanics' free press, the, 436 Mechanics' mirror, 437 Medea,