Cavorting on the Devil's Fork: The Pete Whetstone Letters of C.F.M. Noland

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By the 1840s American literature tradition had become fascinated with the frontier. The rural folk humor of the "Devil's Fork" letters that a young Charles Fenton Mercer Noland (1810-1858) of central Arkansas began writing in 1837 was something the country wanted. His pieces were published regularly in New York's Spirit of the Times, and he quickly achieved a reputation as one of the southwest's best humorists. His tall tales told in dialect reflected the peculiar characteristics of the people of a backwoods region. Noland ...

Cavorting on the Devil's Fork: The Pete Whetstone Letters of C.F.M. Noland 2006, University of Arkansas Press

ISBN-13: 9781557288349

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