Charles Farrar Browne was an American writer, one of the brightest and most popular humorous men of 19th-century, known under his pen name Artemus Ward. Multitalented person, he profited not only from writings but also from lectures, which droll and eccentric author’s reading attracted large audiences and influenced on number of humorous writers. His literature works included tricks of language, burlesques and parodies, jokes and humor, made him the favorite author of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and important figure in the world of literature.
A humorous short story “A Romance --The Conscript” was written in 1860 and entered in the collection “Works of Artemus Ward”. Together with other stories, this one is characterized by amusing characters, grotesque, fractured grammar and pointed humor, that will be pleasant for fans of satire.
We present you the fun short story, written by one of the world’s most popular satirists. Enjoy the reading.