HAPPY ENDINGS: Fifteen Stories about Victims You Will Love to Hate by Damon -- Ed. Knight

HAPPY ENDINGS: Fifteen Stories about Victims You Will Love to Hate

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a splendid collection of variations on the theme that there are some people the world would be better off without. Thurber offers -- and disposes of -- an accidental hero of surpassing unattractiveness; Dahl spins a domestic horror story about a wife with a phobia about missing planes and a husband who enjoys tormenting her; Garson Kanin tells a delightful anecdote about a revived -- and penny-pinching -- corpse; Saki provides a loquacious feline whose lack of tact would have finished him off if the tomcat next door hadn't done the job first; Jane Rice offers an almost unbearably unpleasant tale of a devilish little boy who gets his just deserts. Plus Ogden Nash, Philip Jose Farmer, W. Somerset Maugham, John Collier, Damon Runyon, Robert Branson, Hugh Atkinson, Nunnally Johnson, Isaac Babel and Kit Reed. A star-studded cast.

Pub Date: Aug. 15th, 1974
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill