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Fables in Slang

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1899)
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No one reads the old humorists anymore. And why should they, with so many stories of romantic werewolves and other rabies-carrying Lotharios around? Obviously there's just no competing with that.

I'm probably the only person born after 1960 who still seems to care about the musings of Robert Benchley or H. Allen Smith or Fred Allen or H.L. Mencken or S.J. Perelman or Oscar Levant or Damon Runyon or Ogden Nash or Ring Lardner Sr. or this guy, George Ade, who predated all of them in the pantheon of...more
I finally feel like a proper Kentland/Brook girl to have read some Ade. The stories were amusing. I got the small town feel, but I'll admit I was looking for more traces of home than I found.
My copy is an old hardcover, original 1906. It's very good light reading in the vein of Aesop.
Bizarre and hilarious.
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