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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 cold. His hands…read more

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…read more

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 Yorkerread more

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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…read more

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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…read more

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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…read more

Many Moons

by James Thurber

|January 12, 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 Yorkerread more

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…read more

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Walter Mitty, a mild-mannered forty-year-old man, drives into Connecticut with his wife for their weekly shopping trip. Tired of his drab, schedule-driven life, Walter escapes into five elaborate daydreams, and finally becomes the hero he always hoped to be. “The…read more

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Originally published in November 1939, two months after World War II officially began, James Thurber's parable in pictures-- a graphic novel ahead of its day--about eternal cycles of war, peace, love, and the resilience of one little flower remains as relevant…read more

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American humorist James Thurber’s classic short story is about a man who escapes the tedium of his mundane life by retreating into his vivid imagination. This title features a new introduction by Rosemary A. Thurber, James Thurber’s daughter, as well as a…read more

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 Yorkerread more