Samantha at Coney Island and a Thousand Other Islands

By: Josiah Allen's Wife (pseudonym of Marietta Holley)

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Book Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's beige cloth binding with color illustration on the front cover. 5 3/4" x 8 1/4." 349 pages, complete. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Spine is slightly darkened. Slight wear to the covers and textblock. Author is listed as "Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)." Marietta Holley (1836-1926) was an American author and humorist. She used the pen name, "Josiah Allen's Wife," or sometimes, "Jemyma." Holley was known for her satire on society and politics in the United States. Her work was very popular in her time, and she has been compared to Mark Twain and Edgar Nye. Josiah Allen is the husband of one of Holley's recurring characters, Samantha Allen. Samantha and Josiah are an older couple who live in a rural part of the U.S. and the stories about the two often recount their misadventures as they venture into other parts of the U.S. unlike their own.

Title: Samantha at Coney Island and a Thousand Other Islands

Author Name: Josiah Allen's Wife (pseudonym of Marietta Holley)

Categories: Literature, U.S. History, Women,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: New York, The Christian Herald, Bible House: 1911

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Seller ID: 021975

Keywords: Fiction. Novels. American literature. Humor. Comedy. Satire. Samantha. United States. US history. Women authors. Josiah Allen. Samantha Allen. New York. NY. Coney Island. Josiah Allen's Wife. Jemyma. Marietta Holley. SG-133.,