Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs: Late of the Tallapoosa Volunteers : Together with ""Taking the Census"" and Other Alabama Sketches - The Library of Alabama classics (Paperback)Johnson Jones Hooper (author)
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Originally published in 1845, Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs is a series of sketches written in part to parody some the campaign literature of the era. The character, Simon Suggs, with his motto, "it is good to be shifty in a new country," fully incarnates a backwoods version of the national archetypes now know as the confidence man, the grafter, the professional flim-flam artist supremely skilled in the arts by which a man gets along in the world. This classic volume of good humor is set in the rough-and-tumble world of frontier life and politics.
Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
Number of pages: 201
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 203 x 146 x 20 mm
"Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs is one of the best-known texts among scholars and general readers of American fiction. Literarily, it is an acknowledged classic of the vibrant tradition of Southwestern humor. Historically, it is definitive as a document of life on the rumbustious Southwest frontier, the great 19th-century proving ground of Jacksonian democracy." - Philip D. Beidler, The University of Alabama
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