Of All Things! (Common Reader Editions)

Of All Things! (Common Reader Editions)

by Robert Benchley, Gluyas Williams
     
 

A brightly appealing collection of inimitable comic essays by a whimsical master of American humor. Originally published in 1921, Of All Things! and a companion volume, Love Conquers All(published in 1922), were the first books by a true American original, one whose wry, befuddled, and gently exasperated outlook on life can never go out of date.  See more details below

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A brightly appealing collection of inimitable comic essays by a whimsical master of American humor. Originally published in 1921, Of All Things! and a companion volume, Love Conquers All(published in 1922), were the first books by a true American original, one whose wry, befuddled, and gently exasperated outlook on life can never go out of date.

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Babette Rosmond
[These] pieces stand up today as very little else of the humor of the '20s and '30s does.
Library Journal - Library Journal
Published in 1922 and 1921, respectively, these collections of Benchley's humorous essays feature his observations on daily life, ranging from marriage, business, and gardening to newspapers, opera, trout fishing, and even toothaches. The jokes no doubt are a bit dated, but human nature doesn't change that much. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781888173611
Publisher:
Common Reader
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
5.02(w) x 7.38(h) x 0.72(d)

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