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Augustus Baldwin Longstreet's Georgia Scenes Completed

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Augustus Baldwin Longstreet's Georgia Scenes, Characters, Incidents, Etc. in the First Half Century of the Republic has long been considered the first important work of "Old Southwestern" humor and more lately has been recognized as a seminal example of literary realism. Despite its popularity and significance, Georgia Scenes has been flawed from the outset. Longstreet did ...more
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Published September 1st 1998 by University of Georgia Press (first published January 25th 1992)
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May 05, 2011 Lisa rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful edition and has been a great resource for my research in language variation, linguistic applications to literature, 19th-century American literature and culture, and language and masculinity. Bonus: The /Georgia Scenes/ publication history included in this volume opened lines of inquiry I had not previously thought about. Used it in researching an article a few years ago and just returned to it for a new project. Love this book.
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All of these tales have great moments of humor, though some on the whole miss as much as they hit (for modern readers). "The Dance," "The Ball," "The Gander Pulling," and "The Debating Society" are my favorites, great from start to finish.
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Augustus Baldwin Longstreet (September 22, 1790-July 9, 1870) was an American lawyer, minster, educator, and humorist, known for his book Georgia Scenes.

Longstreet was born in Augusta, Georgia, a son of the inventor William Longstreet. He graduated at Yale University in 1813, studied law in Litchfield, Connecticut, and was admitted to the bar in Richmond County, Georgia. He soon moved and rose to
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