Archy and Mehitabel

Archy and Mehitabel

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This beloved illustrated classic tells the tale of Archy, a philosophical cockroach, and Mehitabel, a cat in her ninth life. Generations of readers have delighted in the work of the great American humorist Don Marquis. Marquis's satirical free-verse poems, which first appeared in his New York newspaper columns in 1916, revolve around the escapades of Archy, a philosophical cockroach who was a poet in a previous life, 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, and Archy records their experiences and observations on the boss's typewriter late at night. First published in 1927, Archy and Mehitabel has become acelebrated part of the twentieth-century American literary canon. "show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 193 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 12.7mm | 136.08g
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0385094787
  • 9780385094788
  • 118,651

About Don Marquis

Don Marquis (1878 1937) was a journalist and columnist in New York City and the author of several novels, short-story collections, and plays."show more

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The now classic tale of Archy the cockroach and Mehitabel the cat in her ninth life. First published in 1927, this free verse poem has become an esseantial part of American literature.show more

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