Uncovering Comedy: Explorations of Humor in 19th Century American Literature.

Jani, Henry A.


  • In closely considering the role of humor across Moby-Dick, Ruth Hall, and The Last of the Mohicans, we can bring light to the fact that 19th c. American novels reveal the power, but also imprecision, of comedy as a political tool. Each author purposefully crafted their brand of humor to elicit a certain response from the reader, while also interjecting their opinion on a certain social, cultural o... read more
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