WorldCat Identities

Thurber, James 1894-1961

Works: 1,128 works in 3,638 publications in 15 languages and 87,192 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humor  Humorous fiction  Juvenile works  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Personal correspondence  Picture books  Fairy tales 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Translator, Creator, Honoree, Lyricist, Actor
Classifications: PS3539.H94, 818.5209
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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 )

76 editions published between 1943 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 5,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

206 editions published between 1931 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 4,994 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 )

63 editions published between 1960 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 2,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 24 pieces in which the well-known humorist is largely concerned with the survival of the English language
The 13 clocks by James Thurber( Book )

53 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a cold, gloomy castle where all the clocks have stopped, a wicked Duke amuses himself by finding new and fiendish ways of rejecting the suitors for his niece, the good and beautiful Princess Saralinda--Résumé de l'éditeur
Writings and drawings by James Thurber( Book )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 2,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers previously uncollected cartoons and humorous stories
The years with Ross by James Thurber( Book )

70 editions published between 1957 and 2001 in English and held by 2,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Thurber's memoir about his years at The New Yorker with its creator and first editor Harold Ross
Fables for our time, and famous poems illustrated by James Thurber( Book )

72 editions published between 1940 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,989 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
The wonderful O by James Thurber( Book )

33 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates what happened when an evil sea captain banished the letter O from the island Ooroo
The Thurber album : a new collection of pieces about people by James Thurber( Book )

37 editions published between 1952 and 1965 in English and held by 1,721 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 of-the-century Ohio. Most of the stories appeared originally in The New Yorker
Thurber country : a new collection of pieces about males and females, mainly of our own species by James Thurber( Book )

49 editions published between 1953 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,719 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." --
Alarms and diversions by James Thurber( Book )

37 editions published between 1931 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 1,574 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
Further fables for our time by James Thurber( Book )

40 editions published between 1950 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a collection of humorous short fables, written by the author, a famed American cartoonist, author, humorist, journalist, playwright, and celebrated wit
The great Quillow by James Thurber( Book )

20 editions published between 1944 and 1996 in English and German and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quillow, a tiny toymaker, defeats a ferocious giant named Hunder and saves his town from destruction
Credos and curios by James Thurber( Book )

19 editions published between 1928 and 1983 in English and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

21 previously uncollected pieces, including 3 short stories and 7 profiles of fellow-craftsmen. Foreword by Helen Thurber
Is sex necessary? or, Why you feel the way you do by James Thurber( Book )

99 editions published between 1929 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,464 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
My world--and welcome to it by James Thurber( Book )

47 editions published between 1937 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of humor and satire covers topics from baseball to Macbeth
A treasury of short stories : favorites of the past hundred years from Turgenev to Thurber, from Balzac to Hemingway ; with biographical sketches of the authors by Bernardine Kielty( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of Ivan IIyich; a day in the country, two little soldiers; Quattrocentisteria; the secret sharer; the pace of youth; the coming-out of Maggie; the voice in the night; the old hunter; the doll's house; Babylon Revistied; a telephone call
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 )

56 editions published between 1948 and 1989 in English and Swedish and held by 1,411 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 )

34 editions published between 1945 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When King Clode and his three sons hunt a white deer in the enchanted forest, she is transformed into a princess. Unsure if she is truly a woman or a deer, the three princes each perform a perilous labor to win her hand and determine the truth
Thurber's dogs; a collection of the master's dogs, written and drawn, real and imaginary, living and long ago by James Thurber( Book )

36 editions published between 1955 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,085 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
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Audience Level
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Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.13 for Many moons ... to 0.49 for James Thur ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Many moons
The Thurber carnivalThe 13 clocksWritings and drawingsThe years with RossFables for our time, and famous poems illustratedThe wonderful OThurber country : a new collection of pieces about males and females, mainly of our own speciesThe great Quillow
Alternative Names
"Author's memoir"

Grover Thurber, James 1894-1961

James Grover Thurber

James Thurber

James Thurber American cartoonist, author, journalist, playwright

James Thurber Amerikaans journalist

James Thurber giornalista, fumettista e scrittore statunitense

James Thurber US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Zeichner

James Thurber usona verkisto

Sābā, Jēmuzu 1894-1961

Sērbēr, Jaymz, 1894-1961

T_'erber, G'ems 1894-1961

Terbber, Ğēîyms 1894-1961

Terber, D. 1894-1961

Tʹerber, Gʹems 1894-1961

Terberis Džeimsas

Thurber James

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

Тербер, Д. (Джеймс), 1894-1961

Тёрбер, Джеймс

Торбер Дж. 1894-1961

Тэрбер Д. Г. 1894-1961

ג'יימס ת'רבר

טרבר, ג'יימס

ת׳רבר, ג׳ימס

ת׳רבר, ג׳ימס 1894־1961

תרבר, ג'ימס

תרבר, ג'מס

جيمس ثوربر

جيمس ثيربر، 1894-1961

جيمس ثيربر، 1894-1962

جیمز تربر ژورنالیست و نویسنده آمریکایی

سێربێر، جه‌یمز, 1894-1961

چاميس ثوربير

ਜੇਮਜ ਥਰਬਰ

ജെയിംസ് തേർബർ

ჯეიმზ თარბერი ამერიკელი მულტიპლიკატორი

더버, 제임스 1894-1961

더어버, 제임즈 1894-1961

서버, 제임스 1894-1961

서버, 제임스 G. 1894-1961

서버, 제임스 그로버 1894-1961

서어버어, 제임스 1894-1961

써버, 제임스 1894-1961

제임스 서버

제임스 서버 미국의 유머 작가

터버, 제임스 G. 1894-1961


サーバー, ジェイムズ

サーバー, ジェームズ

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