Stories of Chicago

Sampul Depan
University of Illinois Press, 2003 - 278 halaman
The stories of George Ade are energetic, detailed, and affectionate slices of the social life of Chicago in the Gay Nineties. Originally appearing in the Chicago Record between 1893 and 1900, they range from candid character sketches and snapshots of everyday street scenes to fiction and fantasies drawing on the endless stream of inspiration the bustling city provided.

Ade was hailed by such contemporaries as Mark Twain, H. L. Mencken, and William Dean Howells, and the stories contained in this volume showcase the full spectrum of his skills: his keen eye for the absurd and sublime moments of daily urban life, his ear for the vernacular, his shrewd understanding of the Midwestern character, and above all his firm belief that all of human life was worthy literary subject matter.

This volume includes many lively and evocative drawings by John T. McCutcheon, Ade's college classmate and friend who came to be known as "the Dean of American Cartoonists." Also included is an introduction by Franklin J. Meine, incorporating interviews with Ade and letters from John McCutcheon, Mark Twain, and Ade's managing editor, Charles H. Dennis.

 

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A Young Man in Upper Life
3
Since the Frenchman Came
8
The Mystery of the BackRoomer
13
In Chicago But Not of It
18
Mr Pensley Has a Quiet Day Off
23
Stumpy and Other Interesting People
29
Small Shops of the City
34
The Intellectual Awakening in Burtons Row
39
The Glory of Being a Coachman
145
Chicago High Art Up to Date
150
How Pick Caught the BattleRow
153
Life on a River Tug
157
Clark Street Chinamen
163
From the Office Window
167
Where the River Opens to the Lake
171
Slims Dog
174

Some Instances of Political Devotion
45
Old Days on the Canal
51
With the MarketGardeners
55
FairMinded Discussion in Dearborn Avenue
60
Little Billy as a Committeeman
65
At the Green Tree Inn
70
The Advantage of Being Middle Class
75
The JunkShops of Canal Street
79
A BreathingPlace and PlayGround
83
Vehicles Out of the Ordinary
87
Hobo Wilson and the Good Fairy
92
How Pink Was Reformed
98
After the SkyScrapers What?
104
Sidewalk Merchants and Their Wares
109
Some of the Unfailing Signs
114
A Plantation Dinner at Aunt Marys
119
Mr Bensons Experience with a Maniac
124
Artie Blanchard
128
A Story from the Back Streets
133
Sophies Sunday Afternoon
135
Olof Lindstrom Goes Fishing
141
II Janitoro
177
Min Sargent
181
Pink Marsh
185
Doc as Lothario
190
The Barclay Lawn Party
195
Handsome Cyril or The Messenger Boy with the Warm Feet
201
Clarence Allen the Hypnotic Boy Journalist
208
Rollo Johnson the Boy Inventor
214
The Fable of Sister Mae
220
An Incident in the Pansy
222
The Old Spelling School
228
The Lush Tries and Fails
233
An Experiment in Philanthropy
238
In the Roof Garden
243
The Hickey Boy in the Feathers
247
A Social Call
252
At Larrys Lunch
257
Gondola Wilsons Misfortune
264
Effie Whittlesy
269
Notes
275
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