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Lanterns & lances.

Author: James Thurber
Publisher: New York, Harper [1961]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [1st ed.View all editions and formats
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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.
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Thurber, James, 1894-1961.
Lanterns & lances.
New York, Harper [1961]
(OCoLC)575003029
Named Person: Andrej D Sacharov
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Thurber
ISBN: 1843746263 9781843746263
OCLC Number: 290925
Description: 215 p. illus. 22 cm.
Contents: Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Foreword --
How to get through the day --
Midnight at Tim's place --
The darlings at the top of the stairs --
The porcupines in the artichokes --
The spreading "you know" --
Magical lady --
Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ear muffs --
The last clock --
Such a phrase as drifts through dreams --
A moment with Mandy --
The tyranny of trivia --
The wings of Henry James --
Hark the Herald Tribune, Times and all the other angels sing --
The new vocabularianism --
The saving grace --
Come across with the facts --
The case for comedy --
Here come the dolphins --
Conversation piece: Connecticut --
How the kooks crumble --
The watchers of the night --
My senegalese birds and siamese cats --
The trouble with man is man --
The duchess and the bugs.

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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.

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