A Thurber Carnival

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Samuel French, Inc., 1962 - American wit and humor - 90 pages
72 Reviews
"...these sketches of humorous scenes from American life include some of Thurber's most celebrated and insightful satires: The Night the Bed Fell, Gentlemen Shoppers, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and the unforgettable File and Forget in which Thurber recounts his famous correspondence with various publishers who ship him books which he doesn't want and never ordered. A perfect evening of comedy." -- Publisher's description.
 

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I love Thurber's writing. - Goodreads
Light prose, merely anecdotical or sketchy at points. - Goodreads
The section on pet advice was a scream, though. - Goodreads

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Even taking into account that these stories were all written before 1944, they are surprisingly misogynistic and racially prejudiced. There are a few gems, of course, but overall this book has served ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alicea - Goodreads

I find it difficult to categorize the genre which will fully describe The Thurber Carnival. It is humor with a generous helping of autobiography sprinkled with cartoons. There's short stories such as ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
50
Section 4
86
Section 5
94
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