The world of Thurber is splendidly sampled in these thirty stories, sketches, and articles that range from the wildest comedy to the serious business of murder. Animal courtship, maids, Macbeth, baseball, sailing, marriage-all fall within Thurber’s scope. Drawings by the Author.
About the Author
James Thurber (1894-1961), one of America's most renowned humorists, was a staff writer and regular contributor to the New Yorker, where his short stories, essays, and cartoons were published for over 30 years. He wrote several books for children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Thurber's humor holds up despite the fact that it was written more than 60 years ago. His minimalist drawings are delightfully expressive. This book might be more appreciated and enjoyed by those who enjoy reading gently satirical humor and those who have memories of the culture about which he wrote, but even readers with no close connection to his references should find images to laugh about.