Fables for our time, and famous poems illustrated. by James Thurber.


[1st ed.].. New York, Harper [1940] .

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Subjects American poetry -- 20th century.
American poetry.
American wit and humor, Pictorial.
American wit and humor.
Description viii, 124 pages illustrations 28 cm
Copyright Date [1940]
©1940
Notes First edition, first state, with uncancelled title leaf.
Summary 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.
Contents Mouse who went to the country -- Little girl and the wolf -- Two turkeys -- Tiger who understood people -- Fairly intelligent fly -- Lion who wanted to zoom -- Very proper gander -- Moth and the star -- Shrike and the chipmunks -- Seal who became famous -- Hunter and the elephant -- Scotty who knew too much -- Bear who let it alone -- Owl who was god -- Sheep in wolf's clothing -- Stork who married a dumb wife -- Green isle in the sea -- Crow and the oriole -- Elephant who challenged the world -- Birds and the foxes -- Courtship of Arthur and Al -- Hen who wouldn't fly -- Glass in the field -- Tortoise and the hare -- Patient bloodhound -- Unicorn in the garden -- Rabbits who caused all the trouble -- Hen and the heavens -- Excelsior / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- Sands o' Dee / Charles Kingsley -- Lochinvar / Sir Walter Scott -- Locksley Hall / Alfred, Lord Tennyson -- "Oh when I was ..." / A.E. Housman -- Curfew must not ring to-night / Rose Hartwick Thoerpe -- Barbara Frietchie / John Greenleaf Whittier -- Glove and the lions / Leigh Hunt -- Ben Bolt / Thomas Dunn English.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)577096
(OCoLC)ocm00577096
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WorldCat Identities Thurber, James, 1894-1961.
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