Alarms and Diversions

New York: Harper & Brothers, (1957).

Price: $40.00

Hardcover. First edition. Bottom corner a little bumped, small stain at the foot, foxing on front endpapers, and neat gift inscription on the front fly, very good or better in slightly spine-faded, near fine dustwrapper with a couple of tiny tears. A bright copy.

Item #408799

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

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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