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The Annotated Archy and Mehitabel

The Annotated Archy and Mehitabel

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Generations of readers have delighted in the work of the great American humorist Don Marquis, who was frequently compared to Mark Twain. These free-verse poems, which first appeared in Marquis's New York newspaper columns, revolve around the escapades of Archy, the philosophical cockroach who was once a poet, and Mehitabel, a streetwise alley cat who was once

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Generations of readers have delighted in the work of the great American humorist Don Marquis, who was frequently compared to Mark Twain. These free-verse poems, which first appeared in Marquis's New York newspaper columns, revolve around the escapades of Archy, the philosophical cockroach who was once a poet, and Mehitabel, a streetwise alley cat who was once Cleopatra. Reincarnated as the lowest creatures on the social scale, they prowl the rowdy streets of New York City in between the world wars. The antics of these two immortal characters are now made available for the first time in their original order of publication in this unique, comprehensive collection, which features many poems never before reprinted.

  • First time in Penguin Classics

  • Archy and Mehitabel is considered the inspiration for E.B. White's Charlotte's Web

  • Features many new poems never reprinted since they were first published early in the twentieth century

  • Introduction places Marquis in the context of American humor and the history of satire

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143039754
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
556,311
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Don Marquis (1878–1937) was a newspaper columnist, poet, novelist, dramatist, and popular author.

Michael Sims is the author most recently of In the Womb: Animals (adapted from two National Geographic Channel documentaries); he is also the author of Apollo's Fire: A Journey through the Extraordinary Wonders of an Ordinary Day, which NPR chose as one of the best science books of 2007; Adam's Navel: A Natural and Cultural History of the Human Form, which was a New York Times Notable Book and a Library Journal Best Science Book; and Darwin's Orchestra: An Almanac of Nature in History and the Arts. For Penguin Classics he also edited The Annotated Archy and Mehitabel and Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Thief, and he is currently editing The Penguin Book of Victorian Women in Crime. He has written for many periodicals, from the Washington Post to New Statesman.

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