Probably the biggest in this series (some 150 pieces), this collection of the most and the best includes an elite...

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THE FIRESIDE TREASURY OF MODERN HUMOR

Probably the biggest in this series (some 150 pieces), this collection of the most and the best includes an elite representation of British and American writers, chiefly modern- a few going back (Shaw, Mark Twain, Tarkington, Mencken, F.P.A.) but not before the 20th century. The editor has avoided the obvious anthology pieces, kept each author to a single inclusion (except in one or two cases), and has achieved a variety of humor from nonsense on up. Illustrated with drawings and cartoons, this looks as if it will run close to 1500 pages and it is indeed a colossal collation for a long lifetime of enjoyment.

Pub Date: Oct. 24, 1963

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1963