Biography of Charles Farrar Browne


Browne, Charles Farrar. A humorist and satirist, known by the pseudonym of "Artemus Ward." Born in Maine, United States, in 1834. His first literary effort was as "showman" to an imaginary traveling menagerie. He traveled over America lecturing, carrying with him a whimsical panorama as affording texts for his numerous jokes, which he took with him to London, and exhibited with the same accompaniment with unbounded success. Browne spent some time among the Mormons, and defined their religion as singular, but their wives plural. Died 1867.