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Bennett Cerf (1898–1971)

Autor/a de The Best Short Stories of O. Henry

99+ obres 5,238 Membres 47 Ressenyes 6 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 1971. mostra'n menys
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Obres de Bennett Cerf

The Best Short Stories of O. Henry (1945) — Editor; Introducció — 608 exemplars
Bennett Cerf's Book of Riddles (1960) 315 exemplars
24 Favorite One Act Plays (1958) — Editor — 290 exemplars
More Riddles (1961) 200 exemplars
Sixteen Famous American Plays (1941) — Editor — 187 exemplars
Great Modern Short Stories (1930) 178 exemplars
Bennett Cerf’s Book of Laughs (1959) 173 exemplars
Try and Stop Me (1944) 151 exemplars
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Editor — 141 exemplars
Famous Ghost Stories (1944) — Editor — 138 exemplars
Sixteen Famous British Plays (1942) — Editor — 115 exemplars
Thirty Famous One-Act Plays (1943) — Editor; Pròleg, algunes edicions112 exemplars
Riddles and More Riddles! (1960) 104 exemplars
Sixteen Famous European Plays (1941) 87 exemplars
The Life of the Party (1956) 86 exemplars
Bedside Book of Famous American Stories (1936) — Editor — 72 exemplars
The Bedside Book of Famous British Stories (1940) — Editor — 67 exemplars
Great German Short Novels and Stories (1933) — Editor — 60 exemplars
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Editor — 52 exemplars
Four Contemporary American Plays (1961) — Editor — 51 exemplars
The Laugh's on Me (1959) 48 exemplars
An Anthology of Famous British Stories (1952) — Editor — 46 exemplars
Plays of Our Time (1967) — Editor — 44 exemplars
Six American Plays for Today (1961) 43 exemplars
Laugh Day (1965) 43 exemplars
Three famous murder novels (1941) — Introducció — 42 exemplars
Good for a Laugh (1952) 39 exemplars
Stories Selected from The Unexpected (1948) — Editor — 39 exemplars
Shake Well Before Using (1948) 34 exemplars
Laughter Incorporated (1950) 30 exemplars
Riddle De-Dee (1962) 25 exemplars
Anything for a Laugh (1946) 23 exemplars
Silliest Pop-Up Riddles (1966) 18 exemplars
The Sound of Laughter (1970) 18 exemplars
Bennett Cerf's Houseful of Laughter (1963) — Editor — 18 exemplars
The Pocket Book of War Humor (1942) 16 exemplars
Modern American Short Stories (1945) — Editor — 15 exemplars
Pocket Book of Modern American Plays (1942) — Editor — 15 exemplars
Stories to Make You Feel Better (1972) 14 exemplars
The Pocket Book of Cartoons (1943) — Editor — 13 exemplars
Fifteen Famous European Plays (1942) — Editor — 11 exemplars
The Laugh Round-Up 4 exemplars
Little Riddles 2 (1984) 4 exemplars
Bennett Cerf's best jokes (1959) 4 exemplars
Little Riddles 1 (1984) 3 exemplars
Bennett Cerf's New Laughs (1961) 2 exemplars
good for a laugh 1 exemplars
try and stop me 1 exemplars
Riddles 1 exemplars
Laugh's on Me. The 1 exemplars
Famous Ghost Stories (1946) 1 exemplars
Little Riddles 4 (Bk. 4) (1984) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

L'assassinat de Roger Ackroyd (1926) — Editor, algunes edicions10,121 exemplars
The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights (2001) — Editor, algunes edicions1,802 exemplars
The Arabian Nights, Volume 1 (1991) — Editor, algunes edicions678 exemplars
Fun Fare: A Treasury of Reader's Digest Wit and Humor (1948) — Col·laborador — 108 exemplars
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
The Bathroom Reader (1946) — Editor; Col·laborador — 3 exemplars


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An Anthology, carefully containing all the big sellers of the previous decades and ignoring any interesting asides.
DinadansFriend | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | 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 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Oct 4, 2023 |



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