The Beast In Me and Other Animals: A New Collection of Pieces and Drawings about Human Beings and less Alarming Creatures

New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1948.

Price: $30.00

Hardcover. First edition. Very good in an about Very good dustwrapper; Second state binding, green cloth with blue stamping, fading of spine to lighter green--spine ends faded to flesh color, fading of panels edges, very slight bumping of corners/ends, 1/2in x 1/4 inch light red stain on pg 195, light foxing of pg edges, dustwrapper shows 1in section of bottom spine end missing, slight tearing(mainly surface) of top spine end, surface tearing of back hinge, scattered brown spots on bottom left hand corner and top portion of front panel, tape(inside) on top spine end/back spine hinge. 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.

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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