Fables For Our Time

By: Thurber, James

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Clean, square, sharp, bright, and tight, in a near fine dust jacket Thurber updates some old fables and creates some new ones of his own. Notably there is 'The Bear Who Could Take It Or Leave It Alone' about a bear who lapses into alcoholism before sobering up and going too far that way. (He used to say 'See what the bears in the back room will have.') Also an updated version of 'Little Red Riding Hood' which ends with the immortal lines, "even in a nightcap a wolf does not look any more like your grandmother than the Metro-Goldwyn lion looks like Calvin Coolidge. So the little girl took an automatic out of her basket and shot the wolf dead." All the fables have one-line morals. The moral of 'Little Red Riding Hood' is "Young girls are not so easy to fool these days." Another fable concerns a non-materialist chipmunk who likes to arrange nuts in pretty patterns rather than just piling up as many as he can. He is constantly nagged by his chipmunk wife for this.

Title: Fables For Our Time

Author Name: Thurber, James

Illustrator: James Thurber

Categories: Illustration, Signed,

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1940

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: xx280

Keywords: Thurber / Roundtable / Signed / Rare Specialist