The Thurber Carnival

Rare First Printing

Publisher Harper and Brothers
Year 1945
Edition FIRST
Printing FIRST
Pages 369
Binding Hardcover
Condition Near Fine
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Harper and Brothers, 1945. FIRST EDITION, first printing "A-Y" Excellent condition, bright tan covers with orange title boxes and Thurber illustration. A comprehensive selection of the legendary satirist Thurbers writings and drawings, sifting out the best of his work during this period of his career, including the iconic "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" within the "My World and Welcome To It" section of short stories, and countless other humorous takes on personal relationships. Illustrated throughout by the author in his famous line-sketch style. "JAMES THURBER AT HIS BEST. A selection of Thurbers best writings and drawings drawn from 15 years of material. Thurber was an American writer of the finest order whose work is known for its concentrated brilliance, innocent wisdom and wild humor. Hes a humorist whose farce - walks a tightrope over the waterfall of tragedy - as Heywood Broun once observed. Great collectible edition. 369 pages.