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Thurber, James 1894-1961

Overview
Works: 839 works in 2,716 publications in 6 languages and 82,187 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Drama  Bibliography  Film adaptations  Interviews 
Roles: Illustrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PS3539.H94, 817.5
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Most widely held works by James Thurber
Many moons by James Thurber ( Book )
50 editions published between 1943 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,892 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 )
144 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 5,260 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 )
44 editions published between 1960 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 2,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
The 13 clocks by James Thurber ( Book )
64 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With the help of his magical protector, Golux, Prince Zorn performs impossible tasks to win the hand of Princess Saralina
The years with Ross by James Thurber ( Book )
51 editions published between 1957 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Thurber's memoir about his years at The New Yorker with its creator and first editor Harold Ross
Writings and drawings by James Thurber ( Book )
23 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 2,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gathers previously uncollected cartoons and humorous stories
Fables for our time, and famous poems illustrated by James Thurber ( Book )
55 editions published between 1940 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,153 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
Thurber country : a new collection of pieces about males and females, mainly of our own species by James Thurber ( Book )
47 editions published between 1953 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,048 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
Thurber's dogs; a collection of the master's dogs, written and drawn, real and imaginary, living and long ago by James Thurber ( Book )
61 editions published between 1943 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,976 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
The wonderful O by James Thurber ( Book )
27 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,932 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 )
23 editions published between 1952 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great Quillow by James Thurber ( Book )
19 editions published between 1944 and 1996 in English and held by 1,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quillow, a tiny toymaker, defeats a ferocious giant named Hunder and saves his town from destruction
Alarms and diversions by James Thurber ( Book )
22 editions published between 1931 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,702 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 )
36 editions published between 1950 and 1992 in English and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Credos and curios by James Thurber ( Book )
14 editions published between 1932 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21 previously uncollected pieces, including 3 short stories and 7 profiles of fellow-craftsmen. Foreword by Helen Thurber
My world--and welcome to it by James Thurber ( Book )
38 editions published between 1937 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of thirty stories, sketches, and articles that range from wild comedy to the serious business of murder
Is sex necessary? or, Why you feel the way you do by James Thurber ( Book )
81 editions published between 1929 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,519 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
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 )
48 editions published between 1948 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 1,505 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 )
27 editions published between 1945 and 1994 in English and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this mock fairy tale, a princess (who may or may not be a white deer) appears at the court of King Clode and sends his 3 sons on impossible tasks through the enchanted forest in competition for her hand
Thurber & company by James Thurber ( Book )
11 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A new collection of drawings of male and female animals, including the human"--Jacket subtitle
 
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Alternative Names
"Author's memoir".
Grover Thurber, James 1894-1961
James Grover Thurber
James Thurber
Sābā, Jēmuzu 1894-1961
T_'erber, G'ems 1894-1961
Terbber, Ğēîyms 1894-1961
Thurber, James
Thurber, James Grover.
Thurber, James Grover 1894-1961
Тербер, Д 1894-1961
ת׳רבר, ג׳ימס 1894־1961
جيمس ثيربر، 1894-1962
サーバー, ジェイムズ
サーバー, ジェームズ
Languages
English (1,062)
French (5)
Multiple languages (3)
German (1)
Swedish (1)
Latin (1)
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