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Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs : late of the Tallapoosa Volunteers : together with "Taking the census" and other Alabama sketches

Johnson Jones Hooper 1815-1862, author. Johnson Jones Hooper 1815-1862.; Johnson Jones Hooper 1815-1862.

1993

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  • Title:
    Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs : late of the Tallapoosa Volunteers : together with "Taking the census" and other Alabama sketches
  • Author: Johnson Jones Hooper 1815-1862, author.
  • Johnson Jones Hooper 1815-1862.; Johnson Jones Hooper 1815-1862.
  • Description: Contents; Introduction by Johanna Nicol Shields; Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs; 1. Introduction-Simon Plays the ""Snatch"" Game; 2. Simon Gets a ""Soft Snap"" Out of His Daddy; 3. Simon Speculates; 4. Simon Starts Forth to Fight the ""Tiger,"" and Falls in with a Candidate Whom He ""Does"" to a Cracklin'; 5. Simon Fights ""the Tiger"" and Gets Whipped-But Comes Out Not Much the ""Worse for Wear""; 6. Simon Speculates Again; 7. Simon Becomes Captain; 8. Captain Suggs and Lieutenant Snipes ""Court-Martial"" Mrs. Haycock; 9. The ""Tallapoosy Vollantares"" Meet the Enemy
    10. The Captain Attends a Camp-Meeting11. The Captain Is Arraigned before ""A Jury of His Country""; 12. Conclusion-Autographic Letter from Suggs ; Taking the Census; 1. Part First ; 2. Part Second; Daddy Biggs' Scrape at Cockerell's Bend

    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.


  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Publisher: Tuscaloosa, Alabama : University of Alabama Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (272 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-8173-8915-6;ISBN 0-585-25893-7
  • Subjects: Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction; Swindlers and swindling; Alabama -- Fiction; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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