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The Thurber Carnival - by James Thurber (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • "An authentic American genius. . . .
  • Author(s): James Thurber
  • 448 Pages
  • Humor, Form

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Book Synopsis



"An authentic American genius. . . . Mr. Thurber belongs in the great lines of American humorists that includes Mark Twain and Ring Lardner." --Philadelphia Inquirer

James Thurber's unique ability to convey the vagaries of life in a funny, witty, and often satirical way earned him accolades as one of the finest humorists of the twentieth century. A bestseller upon its initial publication in 1945, The Thurber Carnival captures the depth of his talent and the breadth of his wit. The stories compiled here, almost all of which first appeared in The New Yorker, are from his uproarious and candid collection My World and Welcome to It--including the American classic "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"--as well as from The Owl in the Attic, The Seal in the Bathroom, Men, Women and Dogs. Thurber's take on life, society, and human nature is timeless and will continue to delight readers even as they recognize a bit of themselves in his brilliant sketches.



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James Thurber was one of the finest humorists of the twentieth century (and a crack cartoonist to boot). A bestseller upon its initial publication in 1945, The Thurber Carnival captures the depth of his talent and the breadth of his wit. The stories compiled here, almost all of which first appeared in The New Yorker, are from his uproarious and candid collection My World and Welcome to It--including the American classic "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"--as well as from The Owl in the Attic, The Seal in the Bathroom, and Men, Women and Dogs.



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"It is time that we stopped thinking about James Thurber as a mere funny man for sophisticates and recognized him as an authentic American genius. And the "Carnival, by offering the cream of his work in a handy and attractive volume indicates impressively the scope of his gifts. . . . Mr. Thurber belongs in the great line of American humorists which includes Mark Twain and Ring Lardner. "-- "Philadelphia Inquirer""One of the absolutely essential books of our time."--" Saturday Review of Literature"
Dimensions (Overall): 8.08 Inches (H) x 5.32 Inches (W) x 1.08 Inches (D)
Weight: .84 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 448
Genre: Humor
Sub-Genre: Form
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Format: Paperback
Author: James Thurber
Language: English
Street Date: November 19, 2013
TCIN: 11471637
UPC: 9780060932879
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-1446
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship weight: 0.84 pounds
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