Charles Heber Clark (1841-1915) was a Philadelphia journalist/author (and eventually a wealthy businessman) who often wrote under the pseudonym 'Max Adeler.' A leading figure among the Literary Comedians of the 1870s, his international reputation as a humorist was established by the sucess of his first book, 'Out of the Hurly-Burly' in 1874. Clark's autobiography 'A Familiy Memoir' supplies information about his life and career, and is a source for those interested in the social, political, and economic history of his era. In addition to providing an introduction and bibliography of Clark's works (and a secondary bibliography), David Ketterer argues in an appendix that Clark/Adeler's 'Professor Baffin's Adventures' of 1880 (reproduced in facsimile) inspired Twain's 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court'.
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Subtítulo: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE AMERICAN HUMORIST MAX ADE