Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor Vol 1


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Volume 1 of a ten volume collection of amusing tales, observations and anecdotes by America's greatest wordsmiths. This work includes selections by such household favorites as Mark Twain, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Benjamin Franklin and Washington Irving. - Summary by Lynne Thompson (4 hr 38 min)

Chapters

Introduction 2:07 Read by Joe Selah
Wouter Van Twiller 10:49 Read by Joe Selah
Wilhelmus Kieft 7:28 Read by SionedV
Peter Stuyvesant 2:58 Read by Joshua M.C.
Antony Van Corlear 5:22 Read by Joshua M.C.
General Van Poffenburgh 4:34 Read by Joe Selah
Maxims 1:52 Read by Larry Wilson
Model of a Letter of Recommendation of a Person You Are Unacquainted with 1:50 Read by Larry Wilson
Epitaph for Himself by Benjamin Franklin 1:07 Read by Larry Wilson
Why He Left 2:15 Read by Melanie Ward
Nothing to Wear 15:44 Read by SionedV
A Boy's Essay on Girls 1:36 Read by Melanie Ward
Deacon Marble 5:06 Read by Larry Wilson
The Deacon's Trout 3:12 Read by Larry Wilson
The Dog Noble and the Empty Hole 4:12 Read by Larry Wilson
Old Grimes 2:19 Read by allenputzig
Identified 2:23 Read by DomBombadil
One Better 1:46 Read by DomBombadil
My Aunt 2:37 Read by DomBombadil
Miss Albina McLush 7:15 Read by Joe Selah
A Smack in School 2:07 Read by Joe Selah
A Rendition 1:33 Read by Joe Selah
Fancy Diseases 1:36 Read by Kim
Bailed Out 1:36 Read by Kim
Seeking a Comet 1:25 Read by Kim
Going to California 1:30 Read by Kim
Mrs. Partington in Court 2:38 Read by Kim
Miscellaneous 1:52 Read by Lynne T
The Deacon's Masterpiece; or, the Wonderful 'One-hoss Shay' 6:51 Read by Larry Wilson
Five Lives 4:04 Read by Larry Wilson
The Owl-Critic 4:30 Read by Stephen Wilson
A Cause for Thanks 1:34 Read by Brian Prusko
Little Breeches 4:14 Read by Michele Fry
Natral and Unnatral Aristokrats 4:55 Read by Joe Selah
The Yankee Recruit 9:45 Read by allenputzig
My Summer in a Garden 19:58 Read by Matt Braymiller
Crowded 1:34 Read by Matt Butcher
The Alarmed Skipper 2:31 Read by Matt Butcher
The Wedding Journey 0:56 Read by Matt Butcher
Foreign Correspondence 1:25 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
Our Sumatra Correspondence 5:04 Read by Adele de Pignerolles
Music-Pounding 2:26 Read by K.G.Cross
Living in the Country 21:54 Read by Matt Braymiller
Love in a Cottage 1:44 Read by K.G.Cross
A Case of Conscience 1:25 Read by K.G.Cross
Hans Breitmann's Party 2:28 Read by K.G.Cross
Tim Crane and the Widow 10:06 Read by JDGavin
The Stammering Wife 1:53 Read by K.G.Cross
He Rose to the Occasion 2:25 Read by Freya Hansen
Polite 1:38 Read by K.G.Cross
Lost, Strayed or Stolen 1:22 Read by SteveToner
He Came to Pay 2:31 Read by Karen Mead
A Gentle Complaint 2:47 Read by Carl Donovan
The Ballad of the Oysterman 2:12 Read by Karen Mead
A Pleasure Exertion 22:31 Read by Joe Selah
The Diamond Wedding 8:58 Read by Joe Selah
What Mr. Robinson Thinks 3:49 Read by Lynne T
Music by the Choir 6:03 Read by Valerie Kuhns
The Notorious Jumping Frog 13:44 Read by Adele de Pignerolles