WorldCat Identities

Thurber, James 1894-1961

Overview
Works: 904 works in 2,674 publications in 11 languages and 81,555 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Humor  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Anecdotes  History  Picture books 
Roles: Illustrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PS3539.H94, 818.5209
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Thurber
Many moons by James Thurber ( Book )
61 editions published between 1943 and 2003 in 7 languages and held by 5,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Though many try, only the court jester is able to fulfill Princess Lenore's one wish
The Thurber carnival by James Thurber ( Book )
137 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 5,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As James Thurber writes in his preface, "This book contains a selection of the stories and drawings the old boy did in his prime, a period which extended roughly from the year Lindbergh flew the Atlantic to the day coffee was rationed. He presents this to his readers with his sincere best wishes for a happy new world." The Thurber Carnival, which the Saturday Review called "one of the absolutely essential books of our time," was a phenomenal bestseller when it was first published in 1945. The omnibus, virtually all of which first appeared in The New Yorker, draws from such Thurber classics as My World and Welcome to It, My Life and Hard Times, Fables for Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated, The Owl in the Attic, The Seal in the Bedroom, and Men, Women and Dogs. - Publisher
Lanterns & lances by James Thurber ( Book )
41 editions published between 1960 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 2,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 13 clocks by James Thurber ( Book )
32 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With the help of his magical protector, Golux, Prince Zorna performs impossible tasks to win the hand of Princess Saralina
The years with Ross by James Thurber ( Book )
41 editions published between 1957 and 2001 in English and held by 2,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Thurber's memoir about his years at The New Yorker with its creator and first editor Harold Ross
Writings and drawings by James Thurber ( Book )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 2,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gathers previously uncollected cartoons and humorous stories
The wonderful O by James Thurber ( Book )
24 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relates what happened when an evil sea captain banished the letter O from the island Ooroo
The Thurber album : a new collection of pieces about people by James Thurber ( Book )
22 editions published between 1952 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thurber country : a new collection of pieces about males and females, mainly of our own species by James Thurber ( Book )
27 editions published between 1953 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is not recommended to people who have a tendency to get bad hiccoughs from too much laughing. Thurber, probably one of the funniest of our or social commentators of this past century, is at his wittiest here, and each small piece is a gem within itself
The great Quillow by James Thurber ( Book )
14 editions published between 1944 and 1996 in English and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quillow, a tiny toymaker, defeats a ferocious giant named Hunder and saves his town from destruction
Alarms and diversions by James Thurber ( Book )
22 editions published between 1931 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 1,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A book for people who like to laugh and know how to think, selected from Thurber's work over 30 years - one third of the text never before in book form
Further fables for our time by James Thurber ( Book )
26 editions published between 1950 and 1992 in English and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Credos and curios by James Thurber ( Book )
13 editions published between 1962 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21 previously uncollected pieces, including 3 short stories and 7 profiles of fellow-craftsmen. Foreword by Helen Thurber
Is sex necessary? or, Why you feel the way you do by James Thurber ( Book )
92 editions published between 1929 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first book of prose published by either James Thurber or E. B. White, this book combines the humor and genius of both authors to examine those great mysteries of life: romance, love, and marriage
My world--and welcome to it by James Thurber ( Book )
40 editions published between 1937 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of thirty stories, sketches, and articles that range from wild comedy to the serious business of murder
The white deer by James Thurber ( Book )
20 editions published between 1945 and 1994 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this mock fairy tale, a princess (who may or may not be a white deer) appears at the court of King Clode and sends his 3 sons on impossible tasks through the enchanted forest in competition for her hand
Fables for our time, and famous poems illustrated by James Thurber ( Book )
27 editions published between 1940 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 savage as Swift ... surprisingly wise and witty, " while the "Times" of London, out of enthusiasm and a profound regard for truth, proclaims that "Thurber is Thurber." In "Fables for Our Time," Thurber the Moralist is in the ascendancy. Here are a score or more lessons-in-prose dedicated to conventional sinners and proving--what you will. The fables are imperishably illustrated, and are supplemented by Mr. Thurber's own pictorial interpretations of famous poems in a wonderful and joyous assemblage
The beast in me and other animals, a new collection of pieces and drawings about human beings and less alarming creatures by James Thurber ( Book )
40 editions published between 1948 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thurber & company by James Thurber ( Book )
10 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A new collection of drawings of male and female animals, including the human"--Jacket subtitle
Let your mind alone! And other more or less inspirational pieces by James Thurber ( Book )
61 editions published between 1935 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of humorous essays, accompanied by the author's own bizarre drawings, presenting Thurber's unremitting retort to the multitude of "self-help" books which were widespread in the 1930s and whose successors are still with us today
 
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Alternative Names
"Author's memoir".
Grover Thurber, James 1894-1961
James Grover Thurber
James Thurber
Sābā, Jēmuzu 1894-1961
T_'erber, G'ems 1894-1961
Terbber, Ğēîyms 1894-1961
Thurber, James
Thurber, James Grover.
Thurber, James Grover, 1894-1961
Тербер, Д., 1894-1961
ת׳רבר, ג׳ימס, 1894־1961
جيمس ثيربر، 1894-1962
サーバー, ジェイムズ
サーバー, ジェームズ
Languages
English (907)
French (7)
German (6)
Japanese (6)
Italian (5)
Spanish (4)
Swedish (3)
Danish (1)
Arabic (1)
Latin (1)
Dutch (1)
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