John S. Draper. Shams, or, Uncle Benís Experience With Hypocrites (1887) 412 pp.
ďA story of simple country life giving a humorous and entertaining picture of every day life and incidents in the rural districts, with Uncle Benís trip to the city of Chicago and to California, and his experience with the shams and sharpers of the metropolitan world.Ē Partly set in California: Truckee, Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sequoia.
Baird & Greenwood 691