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The Thurber carnival

Author: James Thurber
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, 1975, ©1945.
Series: Harper colophon books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
A selection of humorous stories, fables, cartoons, and drawings by early twentieth-century author James Thurber, most taken from previously published collections.

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Genre/Form: Humor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Thurber
ISBN: 0060904453 9780060904456
OCLC Number: 2409036
Description: xiii, 369 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: The Lady on 142 --
The Catbird Seat --
Memoirs of a Drudge --
The Cane in the Corridor --
The Secret Life of James Thurber --
Recollections of the Gas Buggy --
What do You Mean It was Brillig? --
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty --
Here Lies Miss Groby --
The Man Who Hated Moonbaum --
The Macbeth Murder Mystery --
A Ride with Olympy --
Destructive Forces in Life --
Sex Ex Machina --
The Breaking up of the Winships --
The admiral on the wheel --
A Couple of Hamburgers --
Bateman comes home --
Doc Marlowe --
The Wood Duck --
The Departure of Emma Inch --
There's an owl in my room --
The Topaz Cufflinks Mystery --
Snapshot of a Dog --
Something to say --
The Curb in the sky --
The Black magic of Barney Haller --
If Grant Had Been Drinking at Appomattox --
The Remarkable Case of Mr. Bruhl --
The Luck of Jad Peters --
The Greatest man in the World --
The Evening's at Seven --
One is a Wanderer --
Preface to a Life --
The Night the Bed Fell --
The car we had to Push --
The day the Dam Broke --
The night the ghost got in --
More alarms at night --
A Sequence of servants --
The Dog that bit People --
University Days --
Draft Board Nights --
A Note at the end --
The Birds and the Foxes --
The Little Girl and the Wolf --
The Scotty who Knew too Much --
The Very Proper Gander --
The Bear Who Let it Alone --
The Shrike and the Chipmunks --
The seal who became famous --
The crow and the oriole --
The moth and the star --
The glass in the field --
The Rabbits who caused all the trouble --
The owl who was god --
The unicorn in the garden --
Excelsior --
``Oh when I was...'' --
Barbara Frietchie --
The sands o'dee --
Curfew must not ring tonight --
The pet department --
``With You I Have Known Peace, Lida, and Now You Say You're Going Crazy'' --
``Are You the Young Man That Bit My Daughter?'' --
``Here's a Study for You, Doctor --
He Faints'' --
``Mamma Always Gets Sore and Spoils the Game for Everybody'' --
``For the Last Time --
You and Your Horsie Get Away from Me and Stay Away!'' --
``Well, What's Come Over You Suddenly?'' --
``Have You People Got Any .38 Cartidges?'' --
``The Father Belonged to Some People Who Were Driving Through in a Packard'' --
``Stop Me!'' --
``I Don't Know. George Got It Somewhere'' --
``All Right, Have It Your Way --
You Heard a Seal Bark'' --
The Bloodhound and the Bug --
``This is Not the Real Me You're Seeing, Mrs. Clisbie'' --
``What's Come Over You Since Friday, Miss Schemke?'' --
``Hello, Darling --
Woolgathering?'' --
``It's a Native Domestic Burgundy Without Any Breeding, But I Think You'll Be Amused by Its Presumption'' --
``Oh, Doctor Canroy --
Look!'' --
``I'd Feel a Great Deal Easier If Her Husband Hadn't Gone to Bed'' --
``Touche!'' --
``And This Is Tom Weatherby, an Old Beau of Your Mother's. He Never Got to First Base'' --
``Perhaps This Will Refresh Your Memory'' --
``...And Keep Me a Normal, Healthy, American Girl'' --
``It's Parkins, Sir; We're 'Aving a Bit of a Time Below Stairs'' --
``Darling, I Seem to Have This Rabbit'' --
``That's My First Wife Up There, and This Is the Present Mrs. Harris'' --
``You're Not My Patient, You're My Meat, Mrs. Quist!'' --
``She Has the True Emily Dickinson Spirit Except That She Gets Fed Up Occasionally'' --
``I Said the Hounds of Spring Are on Winter's Traces --
But Let It Pass, Let It Pass!' --
``For Heaven's Sake, Why Don't You Go Outdoors and Trace Something?'' --
``I Don't Want Him to Be Comfortable If He's Going to Look Too Funny.'' --
``Yoo-hoo, It's Me and the Ape Man'' --
"Look Out! Here They Come Again!'' --
``You Wait Here and I'll Bring the Etchings Down'' --
``Well, Who Made the Magic Go Out of Our Marriage --
You or Me?'' --
House and Woman --
``Well, If I Called the Wrong Number, Why Did You Answer the Phone?'' --
``This Gentleman Was Kind Enough to See Me Home, Darling'' --
``I Come From Haunts of Coot and Hern!'' --
``Well, I'm Disenchanted, Too. We're All Disenchanted'' --
``What Do You Want to Be Inscrutable for, Marcia?'' --
``You Said a Moment Ago That Everybody You Look at Seems to Be a Rabbit. Now Just What Do You Mean by That, Mrs. Sprague?'' --
``Why, I Never Dreamed Your Union Had Been Blessed With Issue!'' --
``Have You Seen My Pistol, Honey-bun?'' --
``It's Our Own Story Exactly! He Bold as a Hawk, She Soft as the Dawn'' --
``You and Your Permonitions!'' --
``All Right, All Right, Try It That Way! Go Ahead and Try It That Way!'' --
``Well, It Makes a Difference to Me!'' --
``There's No Use You Trying to Save Me, My Good Man'' --
Man in Tree --
``What Have You Done With Dr. Millmoss?'' --
The War Between Men and Women
Series Title: Harper colophon books.
Responsibility: written and illustrated by James Thurber.


A selection of humorous stories, fables, cartoons, and drawings by early twentieth-century author James Thurber, most taken from previously published collections.


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