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Fables for our time, and famous poems illustrated.

Author: James Thurber
Publisher: New York, Harper [©1940]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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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 savage as Swift ... surprisingly wise and witty, " while the "Times" of London, out of enthusiasm and a profound regard for truth, proclaims that "Thurber  Read more...
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Thurber, James, 1894-1961.
Fables for our time.
New York, Harper [©1940]
(OCoLC)647052340
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Thurber
OCLC Number: 577096
Notes: First ed., first state, with uncancelled title leaf.
Description: viii, 124 pages illustrations 28 cm
Contents: Mouse who went to the country --
Little girl and the wolf --
Two turkeys --
Tiger who understood people --
Fairly intelligent fly --
Lion who wanted to zoom --
Very proper gander --
Moth and the star --
Shrike and the chipmunks --
Seal who became famous --
Hunter and the elephant --
Scotty who knew too much --
Bear who let it alone --
Owl who was god --
Sheep in wolf's clothing --
Stork who married a dumb wife --
Green isle in the sea --
Crow and the oriole --
Elephant who challenged the world --
Birds and the foxes --
Courtship of Arthur and Al --
Hen who wouldn't fly --
Glass in the field --
Tortoise and the hare --
Patient bloodhound --
Unicorn in the garden --
Rabbits who caused all the trouble --
Hen and the heavens --
Excelsior / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --
Sands o' Dee / Charles Kingsley --
Lochinvar / Sir Walter Scott --
Locksley Hall / Alfred, Lord Tennyson --
"Oh when I was ..." / A.E. Housman --
Curfew must not ring to-night / Rose Hartwick Thoerpe --
Barbara Frietchie / John Greenleaf Whittier --
Glove and the lions / Leigh Hunt --
Ben Bolt / Thomas Dunn English.
Responsibility: by James Thurber.

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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 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.

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