Item #2325079 An Encyclopedia of Modern American Humor (Modern Library Giant G81). Bennett Cerf.

An Encyclopedia of Modern American Humor (Modern Library Giant G81)

New York: The Modern Library, 1954. Anderson, Doug. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good / Good. Item #2325079

1966 printing, Toledano G081.1, binding/jacket style G6/Gh, $3.95 jacket price, blank verso, blank endpapers. 1 inch closed tear and associated crease along top jacket edge, 1/8 chip from rear jacket edge, front hinge just beginning to weaken.

xvi, 688 pp. Edited by Bennett Cerf. Drawings by Doug Anderson. Need a good laugh? Your doctor couldn't prescribe anything better than this king-size, fun-filled treasury of good American humor. Here is the best of the best...the finest of contemporary humor by the greatest of American humorists...sifted from our native literature by the one man superbly qualified to make such a choice. Bennett Cerf has kept America laughing for years...through his lectures, articles, columns, and books. Here he ranges happily through our literary treasures and, with the unerring instinct of a master, makes a connoisseur's selection...a monument to the American comic spirit. Here you will find the golden best in stories, poems, scenes from hit plays, parodies, feuds, and satires. Here is humor from New England and the Midwest, from New York and the Southland, from the Far West to beyond the Twelve-Mile Limit. Among the writers represented in this star-studded cyclopedia of humor are such distinguished names as: James Thurber, Robert Benchley, E. B. White, H. Allen Smith, Max Shulman, Don Marquis, Wolcott Gibbs, and John O'Hara.

Price: $15.00

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