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Artemus Ward

Columnist (23-Apr-1834 — 6-Mar-1867)


James C. Austin. Artemus Ward. New York: Twayne. 1964. 141pp.

Edward P. Hingston. The Genial Showman: Being Reminiscences of the Life of Artemus Ward. New York: Harper & Brothers. 1870. 155pp.

John J. Pullen. Comic Relief: The Life and Laughter of Artemus Ward, 1834-1867. Shoe String Press. 1983. 202pp.

Don C. Seitz. Artemus Ward: A Biography and Bibliography. New York and London: Harper & Bros.. 1919. 338pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  5. Webster's American Biographies (p.144)

  6. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.318)

  7. American Authors 1600-1900 (p.109)

  8. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.104)

  9. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.50)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1094)

  11. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.95)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.505)

  13. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.72)

  14. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.115)

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