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Thurber, James 1894-1961

Works: 871 works in 2,688 publications in 17 languages and 83,772 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other, Translator, Honoree
Classifications: PS3539.H94, 817.5
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Most widely held works about James Thurber
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Most widely held works by James Thurber
Many moons by James Thurber( Book )

66 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 5,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though many try, only the court jester is able to fulfill Prinincess Lenore's wish for the moon
The Thurber carnival by James Thurber( Book )

111 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 5,116 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 )

54 editions published between 1960 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 2,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 24 pieces in which the well-known humorist is largely concerned with the survival of our English language, currently being subjected to much erroneous use
The 13 clocks by James Thurber( Book )

54 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the help of his magical protector, Golux, Prince Zorn 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 2,317 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 )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 2,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers previously uncollected cartoons and humorous stories
Fables for our time, and famous poems illustrated by James Thurber( Book )

45 editions published between 1940 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,103 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
Thurber country : a new collection of pieces about males and females, mainly of our own species by James Thurber( Book )

47 editions published between 1953 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,945 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 wonderful O by James Thurber( Book )

17 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates what happened when an evil sea captain banished the letter O from the island Ooroo
The great Quillow by James Thurber( Book )

18 editions published between 1944 and 1996 in English and German and held by 1,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quillow, a tiny toymaker, defeats a ferocious giant named Hunder and saves his town from destruction
Further fables for our time by James Thurber( Book )

36 editions published between 1950 and 1992 in English and held by 1,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alarms and diversions by James Thurber( Book )

22 editions published between 1931 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 1,603 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
The Thurber album; a new collection of pieces about people by James Thurber( Book )

19 editions published between 1952 and 1965 in English and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not an autobiography, yet full of family memories, this Album covers the author's youth, the characters he knew, and the humorous and human encounters in which he was involved in turn 0of-the-century Ohio. Most of the stories appeared originally in The New Yorker
Credos and curios by James Thurber( Book )

14 editions published between 1932 and 1983 in English and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

21 previously uncollected pieces, including 3 short stories and 7 profiles of fellow-craftsmen. Foreword by Helen Thurber
My world--and welcome to it by James Thurber( Book )

40 editions published between 1937 and 1992 in English and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of thirty stories, sketches, and articles that range from wild comedy to the serious business of murder
Is sex necessary? or, Why you feel the way you do by James Thurber( Book )

86 editions published between 1929 and 2004 in English and held by 1,492 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
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 )

51 editions published between 1948 and 1978 in English and Swedish and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twentieth-century American artist and writer uses cartoons and stories to parody the shortcomings of modern man
The white deer by James Thurber( Book )

28 editions published between 1945 and 1994 in English and German and held by 1,337 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
Thurber's dogs; a collection of the master's dogs, written and drawn, real and imaginary, living and long ago by James Thurber( Book )

35 editions published between 1955 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories and drawings by the longtime New Yorker humorist that celebrate man's best friend. Thurber's unpoetic dogs, with their expressive ears and baffled faces, surprise us with a vision of our sloppy selves
Thurber & company by James Thurber( Book )

12 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new collection of drawings of male and female animals, including the human"--Jacket subtitle
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Many moons
Alternative Names
"Author's memoir".

Grover Thurber, James 1894-1961

James Grover Thurber

James Thurber

James Thurber Amerikaans journalist

James Thurber giornalista, fumettista e scrittore statunitense

James Thurber US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Zeichner

Sābā, Jēmuzu 1894-1961

T_'erber, G'ems 1894-1961

Terbber, Ğēîyms 1894-1961

Terber, D. 1894-1961

Thurber, James

Thurber, James 1894-1961

Thurber, James G. 1894-1961

Thurber, James Grover.

Thurber, James Grover 1894-1961

Τζέιμς Θέρμπερ Αμερικανός σκιτσογράφος, συγγραφέας, δημοσιογράφος, θεατρικός συγγραφέας

Джеймс Търбър

Тербер, Д 1894-1961

Тёрбер, Джеймс

ת׳רבר, ג׳ימס

ת׳רבר, ג׳ימס 1894־1961

جيمس ثيربر، 1894-1962

جیمز تربر ژورنالیست و نویسنده آمریکایی

ਜੇਮਜ ਥਰਬਰ

ജെയിംസ് തേർബർ

더버, 제임스 1894-1961

서버, 제임스 1894-1961

서버, 제임스 G. 1894-1961

서버, 제임스 그로버 1894-1961

써버, 제임스 1894-1961

제임스 서버

터버, 제임스 G. 1894-1961

サーバー, ジェイムズ

サーバー, ジェームズ


The Thurber carnivalThe 13 clocksThe years with RossWritings and drawingsFables for our time, and famous poems illustratedThurber country : a new collection of pieces about males and females, mainly of our own speciesThe wonderful OThe great Quillow