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Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs (Library Alabama Classics)
Southern backcountry humor is reflected in the adventures of the rascally Captain Suggs.
Paperback, 221 pages
Published May 20th 1993 by J. S. Sanders and Company
(first published 1845)
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A real hoot, though like most old southwest humor it has its dark moments that cut through the humor. Captain Suggs, with his classic motto "it's good to be shifty in a new country," is a real jerk. His antics - cheating and impersonating, primarily - are often entertaining, but not so much as the narrative irony in which they're depicted: formally, the book is a satire of Jacksonain Democrats' campaign biographies and the loose memoirs for frontier figures like Daniel Boone.
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