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The Lives and Times of Archy and Mehitabel

Marquis, Don

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ISBN 10: 0385042620 / ISBN 13: 9780385042628
Published by Doubleday 2049-12-05, 2049
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0385042620 Hardcover book that has light wear to the dust jacket. There is a small stain on the edge of the book. The binding is tight and the text is clean throughout. Fast shipper. Bookseller Inventory # FP546066

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Title: The Lives and Times of Archy and Mehitabel

Publisher: Doubleday 2049-12-05

Publication Date: 2049

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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This is the free verse of Archy, the cockroach. Archy has the soul of a poet, and he cannot resist the temptation to express himself in verse, so every night he climbs on the boss's typewriter and jumps up and down on the keys, here is the record of what life looks like from the viewpoint of a cockroach. Archy has a lot to say about insects, and beasts and human beings in general--but especially about Mehitabel the cat. Mehitabel is a feline to the tips of her claws, and her adventures are romantic, capricious, and corybantic. But through toujours gai, she is always a lady for she claims that formerly her spirit was incarnated in the body of Queen Cleopatra. George Herriman, creator of Krazy Kat, has seen to it that all of Archy's friends and enemies, from Freddy the rat to Warty Biggens the toad, are magnificently represented. Many have called this Don Marquis' masterpiece, and that is saying an awful lot.

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