GEORGE ADE - AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED 05/25/1910 - HFSID 175027
Sale Price $288.00
GEORGE ADE. AQS: "George Ade/May 25 - 1910", 5x2½ lined sheet. In full: "In uplifting, get underneath." In 1910, Ade published I Remember Him When: A Hoosier Fable Dealing With the Happy Days of Away Back Yonder. Humorist, journalist, author and playwright George Ade (1866-1944) began writing for the "Chicago Morning News" (which later became the "Chicago Record") in 1890, penning the column, "Stories of the Streets and of the Town". An admirer of Mark Twain, Ade, like his hero, focused on the "average" man and the commonplace, and he made distinctive use of the American language. His book, Fables in Slang (1899), made extensive use of the American colloquial vernacular and was typical of his genial satire. Credited as being the first modern American humorist, Ade also wrote the first American play about football. His plays include Artie, The College Widow and The Fair Co-ed, and Ade's long list of writings include The Sigma Chi Creed (1887), Forty Modern Fables (1901), In Babel: Stories of Chicago (1903), Verses and Jingles (1911), Ade's Fables (1914) and One Afternoon with Mark Twain (1939). Slightly soiled. Fine condition.
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