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A Parody Outline Of History

A Parody Outline Of History

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Donald Ogden Stewart (1894-1980) was an American author and screenwriter. He graduated from Yale University in 1916 and was in the Naval Reserves in World War I. After the war he started to write and found success with A Parody Outline of History (1921), a satire of The Outline of History (1920) by H. G. Wells. This led him to becoming a member of the Algonquin Round

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Donald Ogden Stewart (1894-1980) was an American author and screenwriter. He graduated from Yale University in 1916 and was in the Naval Reserves in World War I. After the war he started to write and found success with A Parody Outline of History (1921), a satire of The Outline of History (1920) by H. G. Wells. This led him to becoming a member of the Algonquin Round Table. Around that time a friend of his got him interested in theatre and he became a noted playwright on Broadway in the 1920s. In 1924, he wrote Mr. and Mrs. Haddock Abroad for the publishing house George H. Doran. It was a snarky send up of the ugly American tourist. He became interested in adapting some of his plays to film, but on first entering Hollywood he had to adapt the plays of others as his own were initially shelved. As World War II approached, he became a member of the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League, which, during the Second Red Scare, was suspected of being a Communist front. His other works include: Perfect Behavior: A Parody Outline of Etiquette (1922), The Crazy Fool (1925), Father William (1929) and Rebound (1930).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781409964872
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
08/14/2009
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.21(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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A parody outline of history 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Parody" implies humor, but none is present. With only 61 pages, the author jumps from topic to topic quickly enough to leave everything unmemorable. In my opinion the book holds no value as either entertainment or instruction. I didn't finish it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is an ok book however the text is not formated right (-2 stars) and it always repeats " digitized by google" (-1 star).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't waste your time on this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am glad I bought this version.
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Nice book
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