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Author: Bennett Cerf
Publisher: New York, Harper [1957]
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971.
Reading for pleasure.
New York, Harper [1957]
(OCoLC)610575709
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bennett Cerf
OCLC Number: 964615
Description: 769 pages 23 cm
Contents: The birth of an island / Rachel L. Carson --
In defense of octopuses / Gilbert C. Klingel --
To the south sea islands / Thor Heyerdahl --
The dreadful dragon of Hay Hill / Max Beerbohm --
Channeled whelk / Anne Morrow Lindbergh --
By the waters of Babylon / Stephen Vincent Benét --
A diversion played on a penny whistle / George Meredith --
Love in wartime / Irwin Shaw --
Faust and Helen / Thomas Wolfe --
Eugene / Aline Bernstein --
Indian summer of a Forsyte / John Galsworthy --
The bar sinister / Richard Harding Davis --
While the automobile ran down / Charles Battell Loomis --
The life and death of vaudeville / Fred Allen --
The climax of the ascent / Maurice Herzog --
Big game hunting in Africa / J.A. Hunter --
Fish are such liars / Roland Pertwee --
You can't do that / John P. Marquand --
Mr. Morgan / James A. Michener --
Mr. Know-All / W. Somerset Maugham --
Vanity / Frank O'Connor --
Revelations / Katherine Mansfield --
Eneas Africanus / Harry Stillwell Edwards --
They griind exceeding small / Ben Ames Williams --
The catbird seat / James Thurber --
Bread alone / John O'Hara --
A table at Ciro's / Budd Schulberg --
Race at morning / William Faulkner --
New Year's Day / Edith Wharton --
The old chevalier / Isak Dinesen --
The coming of Pan / James Stephens --
The sea change / Ernest Hemingway --
Sense of humour / V.S. Pritchett --
Barrow Street / Richard Sherman --
Charlotte's web (selection) / E.B. White --
Adam and Eve and pinch me / A.E. Coppard --
The fifty-first dragon / Heywood Broun --
A Christmas memory / Truman Capote --
What is a boy? ; What is a girl? / Alan Beck --
The Klobber System / Moss Hart --
Apology at bedtime / Harlan Miller --
Let the bridges fall down / Dorothy Canfield Fisher --
The great pancake record / Owen Johnson --
The freshest boy / F. Scott Fitzgerald --
The hands of Mr. Ottermole / Thomas Burke --
Thus I refute Beelzy / John Collier --
Sredni Vashtar / Saki --
Coroner's inquest / Marc Connelly --
Treasure trove / F. Tennyson Jesse --
The most dangerous game / Richard Connell --
The world the children made / Ray Bradbury --
Dip in the pool / Roald Dahl --
The cream of the joust / T.H. White --
A corner in horses / Stewart Edward White --
Gertrude the governess: or simple seventeen / Stephen Leacock --
The venturers / O. Henry --
The pipe / S.J. Perelman --
The young immigrunts / Ring Lardner --
Pvt. Stockdale vs. classification / Mac Hyman --
The lacy battle flag / William Brinkley --
Auntie Mame and the southern belle / Patrick Dennis --
Crashing the sauna barrier ; Venice à la Hemingway / Art Buchwald --
Gamesmanship (excerpts) / Stephen Potter.
Responsibility: chosen with introd. and comment by Bennett Cerf.

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