A Family Memoir: The Autobiography of the American Humorist

A Family Memoir: The Autobiography of the American Humorist "Max Adeler"

by Charles Heber Clark, David Ketterer
     
 

Charles Heber Clark (1841-1915) was a Philadelphia journalist/author (and eventually a wealthy businessman) who often wrote under the pseudonym «Max Adeler.» A leading figure among the Literary Comedians of the 1870s, his international reputation as a humorist was established by the sucess of his first book, Out of the Hurly-Burly in 1874.

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Overview

Charles Heber Clark (1841-1915) was a Philadelphia journalist/author (and eventually a wealthy businessman) who often wrote under the pseudonym «Max Adeler.» A leading figure among the Literary Comedians of the 1870s, his international reputation as a humorist was established by the sucess of his first book, Out of the Hurly-Burly in 1874. Clark's autobiography A Familiy Memoir - published here for the first time - supplies much needed missing information about his life and career, and is a unique source for those interested in the social, political, and economic history of his era. In addition to providing an introduction and bibliography of Clark's works (and a secondary bibliography), David Ketterer argues in an appendix that Clark/Adeler's «Professor Baffin's Adventures» of 1880 (reproduced in facsimile) inspired Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820416106
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1995
Series:
American University Studies Series: Series 24: American Literature, #15
Pages:
417

Meet the Author

The Editor: David Ketterer is Professor of English at Concordia University, Montreal. Previous to his University of Sussex D. Phil. (1969) he taught at McGill University, Montreal. Dr. Ketterer is the author of New Worlds for Old: The Apocalyptic Imagination, Science Fiction, and American Literature; The Rationale of Deception in Poe; Frankenstein's Creation: The Book, the Monster, and Human Reality; Imprisioned in a Tesseract: The Life and Work of James Blish; Edgar Allen Poe: Life, Work, and Criticism; and Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy; and the editor of The Science Fiction of Mark Twain.

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