Fables of Our Time

Fables of Our Time

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"These tiny stories, in which a wide variety of animals show us how human we really are, are completely uproarious."-- "Saturday Review of Literature." Imperishably illustrated by Thurber himself."These tiny stories, in which a wide variety of animals show us how human we really are, are completely uproarious." "--Saturday Review of Literature"
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Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 134 x 204 x 9.91mm | 140g
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Reissue, Illustrated
  • b&w illustrations
  • 0060909994
  • 9780060909994
  • 257,019

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Here are a score or more lessons-in-prose dedicated to conventional sinners and proving- what you will. The fables are imperishably illustrated, and are supplemented by Mr. Thurber's own pictorial interpretations of famous poems in a wonderful and joyous assemblage.
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Review quote

"These tiny stories, in which a wide variety of animals show us how human we really are, are completely uproarious.""-- Saturday Review of Literature""[Thurber] is not only a Landmark in American Humor...in the combination of his prose and pictures he is the funniest artist who ever lived and wrote it too."-- "The New Republic"
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About James Thurber

James Thurber was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1894. Famous for his humorous writings and illustrations, he was a staff member of The New Yorker for more than thirty years. He died in 1961.
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359 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 36% (129)
4 40% (143)
3 19% (69)
2 5% (18)
1 0% (0)
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