|Series||Half-title: Nelson"s English series; general editor. E. Bernbaum|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiv, 15-260 p.|
|Number of Pages||260|
|LC Control Number||29017190|
Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wilt, Napier, b. Some American humorists, by Napier Wilt. New York, T. Nelson and Sons, (OCoLC) Some American Humorists by Napier Wilt, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Some American Humorists. New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons, First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #BA99 blue boards, gilt lettering, edge wear, cover good, pages clean, binding good, bookstore stamp inside front paste down and title page, name written front paste down,; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall.. Price: $ Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wilt, Napier, b. Some American humorists. New York, Johnson Reprint Corp., (OCoLC)
Born to John and Susie (Napier) Wilt on Decem in Hillsboro, Indiana, Napier Wilt attended Indiana University, where he earned an A.B. in He then came to the University of Chicago, where he earned an M.A. in and completed a Ph.D. in His area of interest was American literature, with a focus on American drama and humor. Better Late Than Never Scatological sarcasm is a Sharpe speciality. In Porterhouse Blue he uses it to parody Oxbridge goes for the jugular of California-chic, a somewhat more recent tradition inserting itself into British life during the ’s. Being in a somewhat sheltered environment in the 70’s educational-wise, as Wilt’s wife Eva might say (I spent most of that period 4/5(). Will Rogers, American entertainer, radio personality, film actor, and writer who was famous for his pithy and homespun humor and social commentary. He appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies and in such films as They Had to See Paris, A Connecticut Yankee, State Fair, Steamboat ’Round the Bend, and In Old Kentucky. First published in , this book contains entries on famous American Humorists. Humor has been present in American literature, from the beginning, and has developed characteristics that reflect the American character, both regional and national. Although American literature was, in the past, treated as inferior to British literature, there.