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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 1971.
— biography from Bennett Cerf's Book of Riddles
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The Best Short Stories of O. Henry (Editor; Introduction) 587 copies, 1 review
Bennett Cerf's Book of Riddles 284 copies, 2 reviews
24 Favorite One Act Plays (Editor) 256 copies, 1 review
Sixteen Famous American Plays (Editor) 165 copies, 1 review
More Riddles 164 copies, 1 review
Bennett Cerf’s Book of Laughs 143 copies, 1 review
Try and Stop Me 135 copies, 2 reviews
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (Editor) 126 copies, 1 review
Famous Ghost Stories (Editor) 123 copies, 1 review
Sixteen Famous British Plays 99 copies, 1 review
Thirty Famous One-Act Plays (Editor; Foreword, some editions) 99 copies, 2 reviews
Riddles and More Riddles! 89 copies, 1 review
The Life of the Party 79 copies, 1 review
Great German Short Novels and Stories (Editor) 54 copies, 1 review
Four Contemporary American Plays (Editor) 48 copies, 1 review
Reading for Pleasure (Editor) 47 copies
Laugh Day 42 copies
Three famous murder novels (Introduction) 41 copies
An Anthology of Famous British Stories (Editor) 41 copies, 1 review
The Laugh's on Me 40 copies, 1 review
Plays of Our Time (Editor) 39 copies
Shake Well Before Using 31 copies, 1 review
Laughter Incorporated 27 copies, 2 reviews
Riddle De-Dee 22 copies
The Pocket Book of Cartoons (Editor) 12 copies
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Editor, some editions) 8,589 copies, 287 reviews
The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights (Editor, some editions) 1,641 copies, 21 reviews
The Arabian Nights, Volume 1 (Editor, some editions) 628 copies, 6 reviews
The Bathroom Reader (Editor; Contributor) 3 copies
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