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Reading for Pleasure

by Bennett Cerf (Editor)

Other authors: Fred Allen (Contributor), Alan Beck (Contributor), Max Beerbohm (Contributor), Stephen Vincent Benét (Contributor), Aline Bernstein (Contributor)58 more, Ray Bradbury (Contributor), William Brinkley (Contributor), Heywood Broun (Contributor), Art Buchwald (Contributor), Thomas Burke (Contributor), Truman Capote (Contributor), Rachel L. Carson (Contributor), John Collier (Contributor), Richard Connell (Contributor), Marc Connelly (Contributor), A. E. Coppard (Contributor), Roald Dahl (Contributor), Richard Harding Davis (Contributor), Patrick Dennis (Contributor), Isak Dinesen (Contributor), Harry Stillwell Edwards (Contributor), William Faulkner (Contributor), Dorothy Canfield Fisher (Contributor), F. Scott Fitzgerald (Contributor), John Galsworthy (Contributor), Moss Hart (Contributor), Ernest Hemingway (Contributor), O. Henry (Contributor), Maurice Herzog (Contributor), Thor Heyerdahl (Contributor), J. A. Hunter (Contributor), Mac Hyman (Contributor), F. Tennyson Jesse (Contributor), Owen Johnson (Contributor), Gilbert C. Klingel (Contributor), Ring Lardner (Contributor), Stephen Leacock (Contributor), Anne Morrow Lindbergh (Contributor), Charles Battell Loomis (Contributor), Katherine Mansfield (Contributor), John P. Marquand (Contributor), W. Somerset Maugham (Contributor), George Meredith (Contributor), James A. Michener (Contributor), Harlan Miller (Contributor), Frank O'Connor (Contributor), John O'Hara (Contributor), S. J. Perelman (Contributor), Roland Pertwee (Contributor), Stephen Potter (Contributor), V. S. Pritchett (Contributor), Saki (Contributor), Budd Schulberg (Contributor), Irwin Shaw (Contributor), Richard Sherman (Contributor), James Stephens (Contributor), James Thurber (Contributor), Edith Wharton (Contributor), E. B. White (Contributor), Stewart Edward White (Contributor), T. H. White (Contributor), Ben Ames Williams (Contributor), Thomas Wolfe (Contributor)

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Contains:
  • The Birth of an Island / Rachel L. Carson
  • In Defense of Octopuses / Gilbert C. Klingel
  • To the South Sea Islands / Thor Heyerdahl
  • The Dreadful Dragon of Hay Hill / Max Beerbohm
  • Channeled Whelk / Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • By the Waters of Babylon / Stephen Vincent Benét
  • A Diversion Played on a Penny Whistle / George Meredith
  • Love in Wartime / Irwin Shaw
  • Faust and Helen / Thomas Wolfe
  • Eugene / Aline Bernstein
  • Indian Summer of a Forsyte / John Galsworthy
  • The Bar Sinister / Richard Harding Davis
  • While the Automobile Ran Down / Charles Battell Loomis
  • The Life and Death of Vaudeville / Fred Allen
  • The Climax of the Ascent / Maurice Herzog
  • Big Game Hunting in Africa / J.A. Hunter
  • Fish Are Such Liars / Roland Pertwee
  • You Can't Do That / John P. Marquand
  • Mr. Morgan / James A. Michener
  • Mr. Know-All / W. Somerset Maugham
  • Vanity / Frank O'Connor
  • Revelations / Katherine Mansfield
  • Eneas Africanus / Harry Stillwell Edwards
  • They Grind Exceeding Small / Ben Ames Williams
  • The Catbird Seat / James Thurber
  • Bread Alone / John O'Hara
  • A Table at Ciro's / Budd Schulberg
  • Race at Morning / William Faulkner
  • New Year's Day / Edith Wharton
  • The Old Chevalier / Isak Dinesen
  • The Coming of Pan / James Stephens
  • The Sea Change / Ernest Hemingway
  • Sense of Humour / V.S. Pritchett
  • Barrow Street / Richard Sherman
  • Charlotte's Web [Selection] / E.B. White
  • Adam and Eve and Pinch Me / A.E. Coppard
  • The Fifty-First Dragon / Heywood Broun
  • A Christmas Memory / Truman Capote
  • What Is a Boy? Alan Beck
  • What Is a Girl? / Alan Beck
  • The Klobber System / Moss Hart
  • Apology at Bedtime / Harlan Miller
  • Let the Bridges Fall Down / Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • The Great Pancake Record / Owen Johnson
  • The Freshest Boy / F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Hands of Mr. Ottermole / Thomas Burke
  • Thus I Refute Beelzy / John Collier
  • Sredni Vashtar / Saki
  • Coroner's Inquest / Marc Connelly
  • Treasure Trove / F. Tennyson Jesse
  • The Most Dangerous Game / Richard Connell
  • The World the Children Made / Ray Bradbury
  • Dip in the Pool / Roald Dahl
  • The Cream of the Joust / T.H. White
  • A Corner in Horses / Stewart Edward White
  • Gertrude the Governess: Or Simple Seventeen / Stephen Leacock
  • The Venturers / O. Henry
  • The Pipe / S.J. Perelman
  • The Young Immigrunts / Ring Lardner
  • Pvt. Stockdale vs. Classification / Mac Hyman
  • The Lacy Battle Flag / William Brinkley
  • Auntie Mame and the Southern Belle / Patrick Dennis
  • Crashing the Sauna Barrier / Art Buchwald
  • Venice à la Hemingway / Art Buchwald
  • Gamesmanship [Excerpts] / Stephen Potter
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