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DetailsIncludes James Thurber's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," a 2013 motion picture! Spanning nearly 300 years of American humor, this anthology of entertaining tales ranges from the inventive mind of Benjamin Franklin and his 1732 story, "Alice Addertongue," to Simon Rich's 2012 fable, "Center of the Universe."More than 30 witty short stories include works byMark Twain,Harriet Beecher Stowe,O. Henry,Langston Hughes, and other masters of the genre.Nineteenth-century stories includeWashington Irving's classic, "Rip Van Winkle: A Posthumous Tale of Diedrich Knickerbocker,"A Jersey Centenarian" by Bret Harte, andLucretia P. Hale's" The Peterkins Decide to Learn the Languages."From later eras comeRing Lardner's "The Golden Honeymoon,""A Telephone Call" by Dorothy Parker,"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" by James Thurber,Philip Roth's "The Conversion of the Jews," and"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.ABOUT THE EDITOR: Bob Blaisdell is professor of English at the City University of New York's Kingsborough Community College and the editor of twenty-two Dover literature and poetry collections.
SKU Code PRK B 3481 Weight in Kg 0.0900 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780486499888 Author Name Bob Blaisdell Publisher Name DOVER PUBLICATION