Charles Henry Webb


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(1834–1905), New York-born humorist, after writing for Harper's Weekly and The New York Times went to California (1863–66), where he founded The Californian, a journal to which his friends Harte and Twain contributed. His works include Liffith Lank (1866) and St. Twel'mo (1866), respectively parodies of Reade's Griffith Gaunt and of Augusta Jane Evans's St. Elmo; John Paul's Book (1874), humorous sketches; and Parodies: Prose and Verse (1876).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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