Fables for Our Time

New York: Harper and Brothers, (1940).

Price: $65.00

Hardcover. Early later edition, in slightly smaller format. Small quarto. Foxing on the boards and a small bump on the foredge of the front board, a very good copy in price-clipped near fine dustwrapper with some sunning on the spine. Wonderful, illustrated fables with decidedly modern sensibilities, representing some of the best work by the longtime *New Yorker* staff member.

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Fables for Our Time. James THURBER.

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