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Shulman, Max 1919-1988

Works: 115 works in 336 publications in 8 languages and 7,213 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Comedy films  College stories  Romance fiction  Television comedies  Short stories  Television series  Juvenile works  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Editor, Author of screenplay, Adapter, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Other, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3537.H9919, 817.5
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Max Shulman
Rally round the flag, boys! by Max Shulman( Book )

47 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Establishment of a guided missile base in a Connecticut town leads to hilarious complications in the midst of a Fourth of July fireworks display
Anyone got a match? by Max Shulman( Book )

12 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satirical novel about the cigarette-cancer scare and its effect on the lives of a cigarette tycoon and a TV magnet
Barefoot boy with cheek by Max Shulman( Book )

19 editions published between 1943 and 2016 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wild and witty satire of American college life from the author of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis On his first day of college, farm boy Asa Hearthrug enthusiastically jumps out of bed--and discovers that his pajama pants are caught in the bedsprings. He learns that his dog has died, and his father, in an effort to soften the blow, tells an absurd story about a female bullfighter. Next, the freshman pays a visit to his high school sweetheart to say a heartfelt goodbye, but Lodestone La Toole is more interested in hamburgers than vows of devotion. And when Asa finally arrives at the University of Minnesota--wham!--he gets run over by a frat boy's convertible. Max Shulman's bestselling debut novel, written when he was almost as fresh-faced as his protagonist, delightfully skewers every sacred cow of collegiate life. From the faculty expert on?Merrie Olde England? who once spent two weeks on that distant land to the sidewalk booby-trap used by the Alpha Cholera fraternity to round-up reluctant pledges, Barefoot Boy with Cheek bursts at the seams with outrageous characters, delirious set pieces, and gut-busting one-liners
The tender trap, a comedy by Max Shulman( Book )

3 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The many loves of Dobie Gillis : eleven campus stories by Max Shulman( Book )

24 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven campus stories of a "teenage dwarf."
Potatoes are cheaper by Max Shulman( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jewish freshman searches for love and money at the University of Minnesota in this raucous satire from the author of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis It's the middle of the Great Depression and Morris Katz and his cousin Albert are broke. The self-declared?best humpers in St. Paul,? they haven't quite figured out how to make their talents pay. But that's all about to change when they head off to college on a mission from Morris's mother to find rich, unattractive Jewish girls to marry. The boys arrive on campus armed with a secret weapon: the poetry of Morris's cousin Crip, a stay-at-home genius who sublimates his sex drive into song. Within a day, Morris is courting Celeste Zimmerman, the frumpy heir to a movie theater franchise. But then an Irish Catholic beauty falls under the spell of Crip's verse and goes gaga over Morris. She thinks he's a Jewish-Communist revolutionary poet, and who is he to tell her otherwise? But is it happiness Morris truly wants, or money? And what will Mama Katz say?
The feather merchants by Max Shulman( Book )

17 editions published between 1944 and 2016 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As he leaves the peace and security of the air base, Sgt. Dan Miller is just a happy soldier going home on furlough. But he is ambushed by an advance patrol of feather merchants as he gets off the train in Minneapolis. They drive him home on black-market gas, gorge him on hoarded food, sir him down at a suspiciously new deluxe radio to hear the omniscient A. K. Hockfleisch's war-news broadcast. But the block-buster that completely shatters his illusions about the privations of his people comes from the most desirable feather merchant of them all, lovely Estherlee McCracken. She says that Sgt. Dan is a desk soldier and the hell with him"
The zebra derby by Max Shulman( Book )

14 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home from the war, a veteran finds that his battles have only just begun in this zany and irreverent satire from the author of Rally Round the Flag, Boys! Last seen gallivanting on a college campus in Barefoot Boy with Cheek, Asa Hearthrug traded in his varsity jacket for khaki and fought his way across the Pacific. Now he's back in his hometown of Whistlestop, Minnesota, eager to share his war stories, but no one wants to listen--they've already seen the movies. Postwar America is a brave new plastic world, and Asa's girlfriend dreams of settling down in a house made entirely of the synthetic material. To help make Lodestone La Toole's fantasy a reality, Asa seeks his fortune in vitamin-infused cookie cutters, junkyard fan lamps, airplane fishing trips, and mobile culture emporiums. A failed capitalist, he flirts with communism but decides to rededicate himself to college instead. If only his professors didn't expect every veteran to be a window-busting, wall-chewing, bloodthirsty maniac, he might actually get some studying done
Max Shulman's guided tour of campus humor : the best stories, articles, poems, jokes and nonsense from over sixty-five college humor magazines by Max Shulman( Book )

3 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I was a teen-age dwarf by Max Shulman( Book )

7 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The further amorous campus adventures of Dobie Gillis, who observes "I'm not oversexed, mind you. But I'm not undersexed either. Let's just say I'm sexed."
House calls( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surgeon who has recently lost his wife becomes involved in a series of relationships that don't work out. Suddenly, a woman enters his life who instantly captures his heart
The tender trap( Visual )

3 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows a romantic comedy. Professional bachelor is finally captured in marriage by naivete of a determined young woman. Put up by Barstow College students from a drama class on Feb. 25, 1983
How now, Dow Jones : a new musical comedy by Elmer Bernstein( )

in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Shulman's large economy size, 3 novels in 1 volume: Barefoot boy with cheek, the feather merchants, the zebra derby by Max Shulman( Book )

9 editions published between 1943 and 1953 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How now, Dow Jones : from the Broadway musical How now, Dow Jones by Elmer Bernstein( Recording )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleep till noon by Max Shulman( Book )

10 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rags-to-riches tale so outrageously hysterical it could have only come from the marvelous mind of Max Shulman, bestselling author of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis A sensitive boy growing up in a bad neighborhood, Harry Riddle doesn't fit in with the kids who hold up gas stations, steal purses, and drop safes on policemen. He prefers to contemplate the American dream and his father's advice for achieving it:?Get rich, boy. Then sleep till noon and screw 'em all.? But when Harry gets his first job as a cafeteria busboy, a customer warns him that money leads to corruption. The idea disturbs him so much that he accidently sticks his hand into a meat grinder. Luckily, attorney Walter Obispo witnesses Harry's mishap and manages to win him a hefty court settlement--which becomes a lot less hefty when Obispo takes his eighty percent cut. Impressed, Harry decides to make his fortune in law. But the shortcuts he takes to pass the bar and start his own practice do him no good when he loses case after case after case. Not to worry, however, because our hero soon learns the oldest trick in book: Marry rich. With an heiress as a bride, Harry can't lose--anything except his friends, his integrity, and his sanity, that is
The tender trap; a comedy in three acts by Max Shulman( Book )

5 editions published between 1956 and 1984 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The many loves of Dobie Gillis( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows seventeen-year-old Dobie Gillis whose main goal in life is to find the girl of his dreams
The many loves of Dobie Gillis( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dobie and Maynard are drafted into the army upon graduating from high school. But that doesn't stop Dobie from pursuing the girl of his dreams. But Dobie's new rich and snobby rival, Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. constantly interferes with Dobie's conquests by luring the young ladies away with money and expensive gifts
The affairs of Dobie Gillis( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For college freshman Dobie Gillis, the only subject worth studying is girls. He falls for a pretty classmate & matching wits with oddball professors & irate parents, they soon have the whole campus jitterbugging
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Alternative Names
Max Shulman Amerikaans romanschrijver (-)

Max Shulman Amerikaans romanschrijver (1919-1988)

Max Shulman écrivain américain

Max Shulman escritor estadounidense

Shulman, Max

Shulman, Maximilian 1919-1988

Макс Шульман

슐만, 맥스 1919-1988



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