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The 13 Clocks

by James Thurber

|September 29, 2015

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Now in paperback Once upon a time, in a gloomy castle on a lonely hill, where there were thirteen clocks that wouldn’t go, there lived a cold, aggressive Duke, and his niece, the Princess Saralinda. She was warm in every wind and weather, but he was always…

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A giant of American humor makes his Penguin Classics debut with “probably the best book in the world” (Neil Gaiman, from the Introduction), in a stunning Deluxe Edition featuring the original, full-color illustrations   The hands of all thirteen…

Many Moons

by James Thurber

|February 1, 2001

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A wise tale of a little princess who wanted the moon and got it. 'Grown-ups themselves will find the book hilariously funny. . . . The lovely, squiggly illustrations in color are exactly right.' - The New Yorker

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James Thurber, whimsical fantasist and deadpan chronicler of everyday absurdities, brought American humor into the 20th century. His comic persona, a modern citydweller whose zaniest flights of free association are tinged with anxiety, remains hilarious, subtly…

The Thurber Carnival

by James Thurber

|September 15, 1999

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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…

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Gorgeously illustrated and including two gatefolds that give us a panoramic jungle at war, The Tiger Who Would Be King is as entertaining as it is wise, as wry as it is passionate. Yoon's humorous images support this beautifully written text with wit and…

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James Thurber has been called "one of our great American institutions' (Stanley Walker), "a magnificent satirist ( Boston Transcript ), and "a Joyce in false-face" ( New York Times ). The New York Herald Tribune submits that he is "as blithe as Benchley...as…

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We…

Thurber on Crime

by James Thurber

|November 1, 1991

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One of the greatest American humorists of our century, Thurber was not a man to shrink from danger--as long as he was safely ensconced behind his typewriter or drawing board. Here is a collection of ruminations on everyday villainy--stories, articles and drawings…

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Pugs are uninhibited, playful, loyal and loving creatures-virtues to which we all should aspire through our daily lives. This heartwarming book serves as a delightful learn-by-example guide for us human-folk using thoughtful and inspiring quotes and dazzling Pug…

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The first book of prose published by either James Thurber or E. B. White, Is Sex Necessary? combines the humor and genius of both authors to examine those great mysteries of life -- romance, love, and marriage. A masterpiece of drollery, this 75th Anniversary…