“Simon Suggs,” a rollicking figure in Alabama during the transition from frontier to settlement, is one of the most popular and enduring figures in Southern literature. Hooper (1815–1863) began the Suggs stories as newspaper pieces. The book has been reprinted various times under various titles.
The 1993 republication by J.S. Sanders contains an introductory essay by Clyde N. Wilson on the literature of “Southwestern humor.”