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Thurber on Crime

Thurber, James

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ISBN 10: 0892964502 / ISBN 13: 9780892964505
Published by Mysterious Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1991
Condition: As New Hardcover
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1991 As NEW Book, Fine unclipped jacket, Stated First Printing November 1991, 10 number line 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 208 clean tight unmarked pages, this book appears to be unread, gray end pages, gray boards with black 1/4 spine, silver lettering on the spine, black jacket with gray outline, drawing on front jacket od three people attempting to do harm to each other, book is loaded with b/w cartoon drawings. Bookseller Inventory # 001069

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Title: Thurber on Crime

Publisher: Mysterious Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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One of the greatest American humorists of our century, Thurber was not a man to shrink from danger--as long as he was safely ensconced behind his typewriter or drawing board. Here is a collection of ruminations on everyday villainy--stories, articles and drawings on the evil that men and women do. 32 line drawings.

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Crime seems as American as apple pie in this assemblage of Thurber's (1894-1961) stories, articles, essays and drawings. With cheerful equanimity he catalogues the horrible things that men and women do to each other in pieces on domestic strife, gangland rubouts, kidnapping, murder, robbery, smuggling, Prohibition, etc. Among the 36 selections, "The Catbird Seat," "The Lady on 142," fables about dogs and many other works will be familiar to Thurber enthusiasts, but five of the stories haven't appeared in any previous Thurber collection. He parodies spy novels; reads Macbeth as an Agatha Christie whodunit; and spins a Kafkaesque parable about a man who joins a secret organization, the purpose of which remains hidden from him. Thurber's crisp, non-sensationalistic crime reportage puts modern practitioners to shame. The delightfully unpredictable writing is enlivened by his jaunty cartoons. Mystery Guild selection.
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