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11.03.07 : Hooper, Johnson Jones, The Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs, published in 1845.

“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.”