Reading for pleasure, chosen with introduction and comment by Bennett Cerf.


[1st ed.].. New York, Harper [1957] .

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Subjects American prose literature -- 20th century.
American prose literature.
English prose literature -- 20th century.
English prose literature.
Description 769 pages 23 cm
Copyright Date [1957]
Contents The birth of an island / Rachel L. Carson -- In defense of octopuses / Gilbert C. Klingel -- To the south sea islands / Thor Heyerdahl -- The dreadful dragon of Hay Hill / Max Beerbohm -- Channeled whelk / Anne Morrow Lindbergh -- By the waters of Babylon / Stephen Vincent Benét -- A diversion played on a penny whistle / George Meredith -- Love in wartime / Irwin Shaw -- Faust and Helen / Thomas Wolfe -- Eugene / Aline Bernstein -- Indian summer of a Forsyte / John Galsworthy -- The bar sinister / Richard Harding Davis -- While the automobile ran down / Charles Battell Loomis -- The life and death of vaudeville / Fred Allen -- The climax of the ascent / Maurice Herzog -- Big game hunting in Africa / J.A. Hunter -- Fish are such liars / Roland Pertwee -- You can't do that / John P. Marquand -- Mr. Morgan / James A. Michener -- Mr. Know-All / W. Somerset Maugham -- Vanity / Frank O'Connor -- Revelations / Katherine Mansfield -- Eneas Africanus / Harry Stillwell Edwards -- They griind exceeding small / Ben Ames Williams -- The catbird seat / James Thurber -- Bread alone / John O'Hara -- A table at Ciro's / Budd Schulberg -- Race at morning / William Faulkner -- New Year's Day / Edith Wharton -- The old chevalier / Isak Dinesen -- The coming of Pan / James Stephens -- The sea change / Ernest Hemingway -- Sense of humour / V.S. Pritchett -- Barrow Street / Richard Sherman -- Charlotte's web (selection) / E.B. White -- Adam and Eve and pinch me / A.E. Coppard -- The fifty-first dragon / Heywood Broun -- A Christmas memory / Truman Capote -- What is a boy? ; What is a girl? / Alan Beck -- The Klobber System / Moss Hart -- Apology at bedtime / Harlan Miller -- Let the bridges fall down / Dorothy Canfield Fisher -- The great pancake record / Owen Johnson -- The freshest boy / F. Scott Fitzgerald -- The hands of Mr. Ottermole / Thomas Burke -- Thus I refute Beelzy / John Collier -- Sredni Vashtar / Saki -- Coroner's inquest / Marc Connelly -- Treasure trove / F. Tennyson Jesse -- The most dangerous game / Richard Connell -- The world the children made / Ray Bradbury -- Dip in the pool / Roald Dahl -- The cream of the joust / T.H. White -- A corner in horses / Stewart Edward White -- Gertrude the governess: or simple seventeen / Stephen Leacock -- The venturers / O. Henry -- The pipe / S.J. Perelman -- The young immigrunts / Ring Lardner -- Pvt. Stockdale vs. classification / Mac Hyman -- The lacy battle flag / William Brinkley -- Auntie Mame and the southern belle / Patrick Dennis -- Crashing the sauna barrier ; Venice à la Hemingway / Art Buchwald -- Gamesmanship (excerpts) / Stephen Potter.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)964615
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WorldCat Identities Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971,
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