Letters of Major Jack Downing of the Downingville Militia

Letters of Major Jack Downing of the Downingville Militia

by Seba Smith
     
 

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Satire on the American Civil War, first published in 1864. According to Wikipedia: "Seba Smith (September 14, 1792 - July 28, 1868) was an American humorist and writer. He was married to Elizabeth Oakes Smith, also a major writer and feminist... He was one of the first writers to use American vernacular in humor. His series with the New England character Major… See more details below

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Satire on the American Civil War, first published in 1864. According to Wikipedia: "Seba Smith (September 14, 1792 - July 28, 1868) was an American humorist and writer. He was married to Elizabeth Oakes Smith, also a major writer and feminist... He was one of the first writers to use American vernacular in humor. His series with the New England character Major Jack Downing was popular after its start in 1830. .. His dry, satirical humor influenced other 19th century humorists, including Artemus Ward and Finley Peter Dunne. He is also credited as being a forerunner of other American humorists like Will Rogers.”

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ISBN-13:
2940018951360
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New York : Bromley & Co.
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