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Published by Macmillan in New York .
Written in English



  • Southern States,
  • Mississippi


  • American wit and humor.,
  • Southern States -- Description and travel.,
  • Southern States -- Social life and customs.,
  • Mississippi -- Social life and customs.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Prose and poetry.

Statementedited by Arthur Palmer Hudson.
ContributionsHudson, Arthur Palmer, 1892-, Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress)
LC ClassificationsPN6158 .H75
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 548 p. ;
Number of Pages548
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6336409M
LC Control Number36010021

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