Wittier Than Thou:
Tales of Whimsy and Mirth inspired by the Life and Works of John Greenleaf Whittier
Edited by David Goudsward
Published by Haverhill House Publishing
Wittier Than Thou is a collection of twenty short stories of humor and whimsy inspired by the life and works of John Greenleaf Whittier. All proceeds benefit the Whittier Birthplace museum in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) is best recalled either as as a fiery abolitionist or as one of New England’s beloved Fireside Poets. But along with impassioned anti-slavery verse and the later songs of faith and rural domesticity, Whittier had a sly and subtle sense of humor, most evident in poems composed for friends and correspondents. What better way to celebrate the poet and his work than by exploring the wide range of wit and mirth that Whittier inspires. Who knows — you may find that he is wittier than thou!
Stories by Jeff Strand, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Ken Faig, Jr., Nancy Brewka-Clark, Judi Calhoun, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Peter Rawlik, Edwin Berne, Jill Hand, DG Critchley, Richard Lau, Mark Twain, Joan Wright Mularz, Rosemary Shomaker, John Greenleaf Whittier, Gregory L. Norris, David Bernard, Seabury Quinn, and Rob Smales. Edited by David Goudsward.