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Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs

late of the Tallapoosa Volunteers : together with "Taking the census" and other Alabama sketches

by Hooper, Johnson Jones

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Published by University of Alabama Press in Tuscaloosa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Alabama
    • Subjects:
    • Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction.,
    • Swindlers and swindling -- Fiction.,
    • Alabama -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJohnson Jones Hooper ; with an introduction by Johanna Nicol Shields.
      SeriesThe Library of Alabama classics
      ContributionsHooper, Johnson Jones, 1815-1862., Hooper, Johnson Jones, 1815-1862.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS1999.H25 S66 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationlxix, 201 p. :
      Number of Pages201
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1394209M
      ISBN 100817307060
      LC Control Number93001427
      OCLC/WorldCa28028635

      Some adventures of Captain Simon Suggs: late of the Tallapoosa volunteers ; together with "Taking the census, " and other Alabama sketches. Title. Some adventures of Captain Simon Suggs. A series of sketches written in part to parody some the campaign literature of the era Originally published in , 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 3/5(4).

      Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs: Late of the Tallapoosa Volunteers; Together with Taking the Census and Other Alabama Sketches (Library Alabama Classics) eBook: Johnson Jones Hooper, Johanna Nicol Shields: : Kindle Store/5(3). The story of Simon Suggs, whose mother tells him, "It is good to be shifty in a new country, " is still funny today. There is a very informative Introduction by Johann Nicol Shields. This is a book that deserves a wider readership. Hooper was an influence on Twain.

      Some Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs, Late of the Tallapoosa Volunteers; Together with "Taking the Census," and Other Alabama Sketches. By a Country Editor with a Portrait from Life, and Other Illustrations, by Darley. Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, Full Text ([i-iii], [], , p., ca. K). A Classic of the Southwestern Humor school that influenced Mark Twain, this portrait of a rascally backcountry trickster remains an engaging parody of enduring aspects of the American character. Southern Classics Series.


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A classic of the genre that critics label southwestern or frontier humor, Some Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs recounts the antics of a confidence man with the motto "it is good to be shifty in a new country." Although its thirty-year-old author Johnson Jones Hooper (–) was a newspaper editor and lawyer in the village of Lafayette, Alabama, all of the book's printings issued from northern.

Image 41 of Simon Suggs' adventures and travels. CAPTAIN SIMON SUGGS. 31 off her cap, and break her spectacles!” and Simon roared with delight at the fan visible to his mind’s eye. Image 11 of Simon Suggs' adventures and travels. ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN SIMON SUGGS. “ KIT KUNCKER,” FIDDLER BILL,” AND THE DOG “ ANDY.”— Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs Hooper, Johnson Jones, Shields, Johanna Nicol Published by The University of Alabama Press Hooper, Johnson Jones and Johanna Nicol : Johnson Jones Hooper.

From Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs, by Johnson Jones Hooper (Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, ) CHAPTER THE TENTH. THE CAPTAIN ATTENDS A CAMP-MEETING.

CAPTAIN SUGGS found himself as poor at the conclusion of the Creek war, as he had been at its commencement. Although no "arbitrary," " despotic," "corrupt," and "unprincipled" judge had fined him a thousand dollars for his.

' The best modem edition of Hooper's first and most famous book is Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs, Late of the Tallapoosa Volunteers, intro. by Manly Wade Wellman (Chapel Hill, N. C., ); all subsequent page references to Hooper, Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs, are to this edition, and the quoted headnote is from pages The first.

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Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, Includes: Taking the census (p. ); Daddy Biggs' scrape at Cockerell's Bend (p.

Description: xix, pages: illustrations ; 20 cm. Contents: Taking the census --Daddy Biggs' scrape at Cockerell's Bend. Series Title. Captain Simon Suggs spent his time at the camp “grovelling in the dust gave vent to even more than the requisite number of sobs, and groans, and heartpiercing cries” (section ).

After his repentance, he told the surrounding believers of his vision of ‘the alligator’, whom is concluded to be Satan, and how he fought him off. Originally published inAdventures of Captain Simon Suggs is a series of sketches written in part to parody some the campaign literature of the : University of Alabama Press.

In he began publishing short stories about the rascally Simon Suggs, which he collected and published in as the Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs; broadly, cruelly, and uncouthly humorous, yet one of the raciest books of its time, descriptive of a gambling sharp of.

Some Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs continued to be reprinted and anthologized now and then during the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Hooper was the subject of occasional scholarly commentary, as well as imitation and pastiche.

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