92 Stories

New York: Avenel, 1985.

Price: $18.00

Hardcover. Later. Near fine in very good dustwrapper. Name on end paper. Dustwrapper water stained. Please Note: This book has been transferred to Between the Covers from another database and might not be described to our usual standards. Please inquire for more detailed condition information.

Item #202247

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James Thurber
birth name: James Thurber
born: 12/8/1894
died: 11/2/1961

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Biography

American writer and cartoonist noted for his vison of the urban man as one who escapes into fantasy because he is befuddled and beset by a world that he neither created nor understands. Thurber's best-known portrait of this character is probably Walter Mitty. Thurber's stock characters-the snarling wife, her timid, hapless husband, and a roster of serene, silently observing animals-have become classics of urban mythology. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore