W. L. Alden

Mark Twain once called William L. Alden "The funniest man on earth."
Mister Ron has a hard time reading these stories without breaking up laughing.
Alden had a long career as a writer and editorialist for the New York Times (his column was called "Mr. Alden's Views"), and
lived in England for a time while he was also serving as the U. S. Consul-General in Rome, Italy (confusing, yes).
He died in Buffalo, New York in 1908, and is almost totally forgotten today.
We will do our best to revive the standing of this extremely funny writer.
Here are the Alden stories we have presented in the Basement so far:



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919 W. L. Alden - The Kentucky Meteors - 1877
920 W. L. Alden - An Inconsiderate Gift - 1877
921 W. L. Alden - The Recent Calamity - 1877
922 W. L. Alden - The Theoretical Barber - 1877
926 W. L. Alden - A Profitable Fork - 1877
927 W. L. Alden - A Matrimonial Romance - 1893
928 W. L. Alden - My Pig - 1902
929 W. L. Alden - Thompson's Tombstone - 1892
1229 James Barr collection - The Humor of America - W. L. Alden - Cat Fishing - 1893
1275 (3rd Annual National Gorilla Suit Day story ) W. L. Alden - Gorilla Romance - 1893
1296 W. L. Alden - A New Point for Darwinians - 1877
1410 W. L. Alden - The Old, Old, Story -1897
1427 W. L. Alden - Raining Cats -1877
1428 W. L. Alden - Van Wagener's Flying Cat -1896
1429 W. L. Alden - Foote's Catorium -1896
1430 W. L. Alden - Pratt's Cats -1900
1437 W. L. Alden - A Patented Child -1893
1563 W. L. Alden - The Tender Mercy of Letsoff -1907
1612 W. L. Alden - Compressed Air -1900
1668 W. L. Alden - Origin of the Custom of Dining Together - 1897
1669 W. L. Alden - The Worry of Eye-glasses - 1898
1670 W. L. Alden - The Spanish Smuggler - 1878
1671 W. L. Alden - Gibberish - 1878
1694 W. L. Alden - Pins - 1900
1768 W. L. Alden - Shooting Stars - 1878
1769 W. L. Alden - Carrie's Comedy- 1878
1770 W. L. Alden - A Chicago Idyl- 1878
1771 W. L. Alden - The Belle of Vallejos- 1878
1811 W. L. Alden - How the Fat Woman Eloped - 1896
1812 W. L. Alden - The Lightning Calculator - 1896
1813 W. L. Alden - Major Microbe - 1896
1814 W. L. Alden - The Bearded Woman - 1896
1831 W. L. Alden - A Growing Vice - 1877
1832 W. L. Alden - A National Want - 1877
1833 W. L. Alden - A Mystery Solved - 1877
1834 W. L. Alden - The Coming Girl - 1877
1899 W. L. Alden - How to Please A Woman - 1897
1938 W. L. Alden - Righteous Retribution - 1878
1939 W. L. Alden - Serenading in St. Louis - 1878
1940 W. L. Alden - Mr. Simpkins' Downfall - 1878

A New Robinson Crusoe - A Novel



1835 W. L. Alden - A New Robinson Crusoe - Chapter One - 1888
1841 W. L. Alden - A New Robinson Crusoe - Chapter Two - 1888
1847 W. L. Alden - A New Robinson Crusoe - Chapter Three - 1888
1853 W. L. Alden - A New Robinson Crusoe - Chapter Four - 1888
1859 W. L. Alden - A New Robinson Crusoe - Chapter Five - 1888
1865 W. L. Alden - A New Robinson Crusoe - Chapter Six - 1888
1871 W. L. Alden - A New Robinson Crusoe - Chapter Seven - 1888
1883 W. L. Alden - A New Robinson Crusoe - Chapter Eight - 1888
1889 W. L. Alden - A New Robinson Crusoe - Chapter Nine - 1888
1900 W. L. Alden - A New Robinson Crusoe - Chapter Ten - 1888
1912 W. L. Alden - A New Robinson Crusoe - Chapter Eleven - 1888
1917 W. L. Alden - A New Robinson Crusoe - Chapter Twelve - 1888
1922 W. L. Alden - A New Robinson Crusoe - Chapter Thirteen - 1888
1927 W. L. Alden - A New Robinson Crusoe - Chapter Fourteen (Conclusion) - 1888


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