THE BOOK OF SURPRISES by Rudolf- Ed. Flesch

THE BOOK OF SURPRISES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This ""Anthology of the Unusual"" includes some 48 stories and articles ranging from an Arabian's Night entertainment to a report on some of the bank-beating mythology of Monte Carlo. In between there are classic tale-spinners, Stendhal, Dickens, Chekhov, for example; Mark Twain and Guy de Maupassant; Nancy Mitford and George Orwell; the mesmerizing effects of one Pastor Muller (William James) or Emile Coue (by Coue). Some of the surprises include the contributors and the whole collection is a Pandora's box buzzing with bizarrerie and designed to entertain.

Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 1965
Publisher: Harper & Row