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Bennett Cerf (1898–1971)

Autor(a) de The Best Short Stories of O. Henry

100+ Works 5,169 Membros 47 Reviews 6 Favorited

About the Author

Bennett Cerf was born in 1898, in Manhattan. He was educated at Columbia University. In 1925 he acquired the Modern Library with Donald Klopfer, providing the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. A major figure of American publishing for more than four decades, Cerf died in mostrar mais 1971. mostrar menos
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Obras de Bennett Cerf

The Best Short Stories of O. Henry (1945) — Editor; Introdução — 605 cópias
Bennett Cerf's Book of Riddles (1960) 312 cópias
24 Favorite One Act Plays (1958) — Editor — 284 cópias
More Riddles (1961) 193 cópias
Sixteen Famous American Plays (1777) — Editor — 185 cópias
Great Modern Short Stories (1900) 178 cópias
Try and Stop Me (1944) 149 cópias
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Editor — 137 cópias
Famous Ghost Stories (1944) — Editor — 135 cópias
Sixteen Famous British Plays (1942) — Editor — 113 cópias
Thirty Famous One-Act Plays (1943) — Editor; Prefácio, algumas edições111 cópias
Riddles and More Riddles! (1960) 103 cópias
The Life of the Party (1956) 85 cópias
Bedside Book of Famous American Stories (1936) — Editor — 71 cópias
The Bedside Book of Famous British Stories (1940) — Editor — 67 cópias
Great German Short Novels and Stories (1933) — Editor — 59 cópias
Four Contemporary American Plays (1961) — Editor — 51 cópias
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Editor — 51 cópias
The Laugh's on Me (1959) 47 cópias
An Anthology of Famous British Stories (1952) — Editor — 46 cópias
Plays of Our Time (1967) — Editor — 43 cópias
Six American Plays for Today (1961) 43 cópias
Three famous murder novels (1941) — Introdução — 43 cópias
Laugh Day (1965) 42 cópias
Stories Selected from The Unexpected (1948) — Editor — 39 cópias
Good for a Laugh (1952) 39 cópias
Shake Well Before Using (1948) 32 cópias
Laughter Incorporated (1950) 29 cópias
Riddle De-Dee (1962) 25 cópias
Anything for a Laugh (1946) 23 cópias
Bennett Cerf's Houseful of Laughter (1963) — Editor — 18 cópias
Silliest Pop-Up Riddles (1966) 18 cópias
The Sound of Laughter (1970) 18 cópias
The Pocket Book of War Humor (1942) 16 cópias
Pocket Book of Modern American Plays (1942) — Editor — 15 cópias
Modern American Short Stories (1945) — Editor — 15 cópias
The Pocket Book of Cartoons (1943) — Editor — 13 cópias
Fifteen Famous European Plays (1942) — Editor — 10 cópias
Bennett Cerf's best jokes (1959) 4 cópias
Little Riddles 2 (1984) 4 cópias
Little Riddles 1 (1984) 3 cópias
Bennett Cerf's New Laughs (1961) 2 cópias
Famous ghost stories 1 exemplar(es)
The case of Ezra Pound 1 exemplar(es)
try and stop me Dup)? 1 exemplar(es)
the life of the party 1 exemplar(es)
good for a laugh 1 exemplar(es)
Bennett Cerf's Jokes of the Year (1957) 1 exemplar(es)
Little Riddles 4 (Bk. 4) (1984) 1 exemplar(es)
Riddles 1 exemplar(es)
try and stop me 1 exemplar(es)
Famous Ghost Stories (1946) 1 exemplar(es)
Laugh's on Me. The 1 exemplar(es)
Pocket Book of War Humor 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926) — Editor, algumas edições9,973 cópias
The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights (2001) — Editor, algumas edições1,790 cópias
The Arabian Nights, Volume 1 (1991) — Editor, algumas edições676 cópias
Fun Fare: A Treasury of Reader's Digest Wit and Humor (1948) — Contribuinte — 106 cópias
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
The Bathroom Reader (1946) — Editor; Contribuinte — 3 cópias


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An Anthology, carefully containing all the big sellers of the previous decades and ignoring any interesting asides.
DinadansFriend | 1 outra resenha | Feb 3, 2024 |
Amusing stories, though I believe my grandparents found it much more amusing than I did. A lot of the reference/ jokes to do with spouses was very much of the "I hate my wife, lol" sorry if humour that I think was very popular as a trope among boomers but that I personally find quite cringe. Still, if you can firmly keep this book in the context of its own tone and culture, it has many funny moments
LadyLast | outras 2 resenhas | Oct 11, 2023 |
Mr Cerf was a popular humour writer of the 1950's and early 1960's. I wanted to amuse myself, and to learn what was considered funny inmain stream america.
DinadansFriend | 1 outra resenha | Oct 4, 2023 |



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