Melville De Lancey Landon


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(1839–1910), New York journalist and humorous lecturer, who used the pseudonym Eli Perkins. He belongs to the school of Artemus Ward, whose complete works he edited (1879). His own numerous books include The Franco-Prussian War in a Nutshell (1871), Eli Perkins at Large (1875), and Thirty Years of Wit … (1891).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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