Acres and Pains

Acres and Pains

by S. J. Perelman
     
 

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Perelman's hilarious testament to the "joys" of owning country property, as he transforms from city lazybones to country squire at the family farm, Rising Gorge.  See more details below

Overview

Perelman's hilarious testament to the "joys" of owning country property, as he transforms from city lazybones to country squire at the family farm, Rising Gorge.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Perelman's wickedly funny account of his experience buying property in rural Pennsylvania was first published in 1943. (Mar.)
Library Journal
Many of the humorous episodes collected in this 1947 volume originally appeared in The Saturday Evening Post. In his own inimitable style, Perelman makes observations on the trials city boys face when moving to the country. The New York Times found that "Perelman's fabulous virtuosity in embroidering a theme never showed up to better advantage than in this volume." This edition is illustrated by Hank Blaustein.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558213593
Publisher:
Burford Books
Publication date:
05/01/1995
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

S.J. Perelman wrote countless classic books of humor, including Westward Ha! and The Road to Miltown. In addition to his books, S.J. Perelman co-wrote the scripts for the Marx Brothers films Monkey Business and Horse Feathers as well as the Academy Award-winning screenplay for Around the World in Eighty Days. He died in 1979.

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