The Best American Humorous Short Stories
117 Installments—Entirely free
Looking for a cure for everyday blahs? Try The Best American Humorous Short Stories, a 1920 treasury of favorite American writers at their funniest. Characters who range from the conniving to the eccentric, the hopelessly out-of-touch, or the just plain silly make for plenty of laughs as they cope with situations both ordinary and extraordinary. Whether it’s the oblivious gambling man in Mark Twain’s “Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” the skeptic whose eyes are dramatically opened in Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Angel of the Odd,” or any of the heroes and heroines of these eighteen tales of hi-jinks and hilarity, you’ll be sure to get a strong dose of the very best medicine with this collection.
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Opening Lines (Experimental)
[From The Little Frenchman and His Water Lots, with Other Sketches of the Times (1839), by George Pope Morris.]
And, closer view'd, you'll find they are unwise.--Young.
And not by any foolish shift:
Holds none at all, or little, in his hand.--Herrick.
Let well ...
Reviewed by rishabmasali on Jan 18, 2012
Reviewed by legalbs2 on Jan 13, 2009
Hard to follow.
If you decide to read these short stories, get longer installments so you can follow them better. I gave up after 60 installments. Too hard to read the old way of writing.
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