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The 13 Clocks Paperback Ó The 13 Clocks MOBI Ù The 13 Epub / clocks mobile, The 13 book, The 13 ClocksThe 13 Clocks eBookHow can anyone describe this book It isn t a parable, a fairy story, or a poem, but rather a mixture of all three It is beautiful and it is comic It is philosophical and it is cheery What we suppose we are trying fumblingly to say is, in a word, that it is ThurberThere are only a few reasons why everybody has always wanted to read this kind of story if you have The 13 Epub / always wanted to love a Princess if you always wanted to be a Prince if you always wanted the wicked Duke to be punished or if you always wanted to live happily ever after Too little of this kind of thing is going on in the world today But all of it is going on valorously in TheClocks.

  • Paperback
  • 128
  • The 13 Clocks
  • James Thurber
  • English
  • 28 August 2019
  • 0440405823

About the Author: James Thurber

Paperback Ó The 13 Clocks MOBI Ù The 13 Epub / clocks mobile, The 13 book, The 13 ClocksThe 13 Clocks eBookThurber was born in Columbus, Ohio to Charles L Thurber and Mary Agnes Mame Fisher Thurber Both of his parents greatly influenced his work His father, a sporadically employed clerk and minor politician who dreamed of being a lawyer or an actor, is said to have been the inspiration for the small, timid protagonist typical of many of his stories Thurber described his mother as a born comedienne and one of the finest comic The 13 Epub / talents I think I have ever known She was a practical joker, on one occasion pretending to be crippled and attending a faith healer revival, only to jump up and proclaim herself healedThurber had two brothers, William and Robert Once, while playing a game of William Tell, his brother William shot James in the eye with an arrow Because of the lack of medical technology, Thurber lost his eye This injury would later cause him to be almost entirely blind During his childhood he was unable to participate in sports and activities because of his injury, and instead developed a creative imagination, which he shared in his writingsFrom to , Thurber attended The Ohio State University, where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity He never graduated from the University because his poor eyesight prevented him from taking a mandatory ROTC course In he was posthumously awarded a degreeFrom to , at the close of World War I, Thurber worked as a code clerk for the Department of State, first in Washington, DC and then at the American Embassy in Paris, France After this Thurber returned to Columbus, where he began his writing career as a reporter for the Columbus Dispatch from to During part of this time, he reviewed current books, films, and plays in a weekly column called Credos and Curios, a title that later would be given to a posthumous collection of his work Thurber also returned to Paris in this period, where he wrote for the Chicago Tribune and other newspapersIn , he moved to Greenwich Village in New York City, getting a job as a reporter for the New York Evening Post He joined the staff of The New Yorker in as an editor with the help of his friend and fellow New Yorker contributor, EB White His career as a cartoonist began in when White found some of Thurber s drawings in a trash can and submitted them for publication Thurber would contribute both his writings and his drawings to The New Yorker until the sThurber was married twice In , Thurber married Althea Adams The marriage was troubled and ended in divorce in May Adams gave Thurber his only child, his daughter Rosemary Thurber remarried in June, to Helen Wismer His second marriage lasted until he died in , at the age of , due to complications from pneumonia, which followed upon a stroke suffered at his home His last words, aside from the repeated word God, were God bless God damn, according to Helen Thurber.



10 thoughts on “The 13 Clocks

  1. Fabian Fabian says:

    Paperback Ó The 13 Clocks MOBI Ù The 13 Epub / clocks mobile, The 13 book, The 13 ClocksThe 13 Clocks eBookBeyond the absurdity of the Shrek universe satire, satire, product placement, nostalgic nod, satire , this one actually pays tribute to those acts of chivalry so prevalent in fairy tales and children s books It is witty, playful, but also deep and adult It has, as

  2. mark monday mark monday says:

    Paperback Ó The 13 Clocks MOBI Ù The 13 Epub / clocks mobile, The 13 book, The 13 ClocksThe 13 Clocks eBookclick clack, he has a knackhis talent s in his wordsglips and glops, his story popseerie and absurdfrip frap, a pretty death capfairy tales must be darksnip and snart, and as for the artit s vivid yet quite starktick tack, the prince comes backbut will it all end well mips and mopes, just as I d hopedThe 13 Clocks was swell

  3. RandomAnthony RandomAnthony says:

    Paperback Ó The 13 Clocks MOBI Ù The 13 Epub / clocks mobile, The 13 book, The 13 ClocksThe 13 Clocks eBookOh my god, The 13 Clocks is genius How did this book stay off my radar for so long Who can I blame I only heard of the book because Neil Gaiman wrote an introduction I think to a new edition in which he highly praises 13 Clocks I ordered a copy from the library an older copy, without the Gaiman introductionour library system doesn t have the new edition yet and I read the entire text in about an hour, maybe a little less 13 Clocks reads like a lovely meld of The Phantom Tollbo Oh my god, The 13 Clocks is genius How did this book stay off my radar for so long Who can I blame I onl

  4. carol. carol. says:

    Paperback Ó The 13 Clocks MOBI Ù The 13 Epub / clocks mobile, The 13 book, The 13 ClocksThe 13 Clocks eBookI enjoy whimsy and fairy tales, but The 13 Clocks falls short in its attempt to blend the two I first learned of it in a discussion of Peter Beagle s The Last Unicorn, when it was reported as similar in style and tone Unfortunately, I found it a distinctly inferior tale, the vending machine version of a homemade chocolate chip cookie.More on why I awarded my unfavorable 2 stars at I enjoy whimsy and fairy tales, but The 13 Clocks falls short in its attempt to blend the two I first learned of it in a discussion of Peter Beagle s The Last Unicorn, when it was reported as similar in style and tone Unfortunately, I found it a distinctly inferior tale, the vending machine version of a homemade chocolate chip cookie.More on why I awarded my unfavorable 2 stars at

  5. K.D. Absolutely K.D. Absolutely says:

    Paperback Ó The 13 Clocks MOBI Ù The 13 Epub / clocks mobile, The 13 book, The 13 ClocksThe 13 Clocks eBookI picked up this book thinking that this could be classified as just another children s book It does have many fairy tale ingredients yet it uses metaphors similar to those of Antoine de Saint Exupery in his unforgettable classic, The Little Prince 3 stars Some of the metaphors used by St Ex easily escaped me but most of them I was able to relate to my personal experiences Same is true here with James Thurber s 1950 fantasy tale, The 13 Clocks. The story is about an evil Duke who has been c I picked up this book thinking that this could be classified as just another children s book It does have many fairy tale ingredients yet it uses metaphors similar to those of Antoine de Saint Exupery in his unforgettable classic, The Little Prince 3 stars Some of the metaphors used by St Ex easily escaped me but most of them I was able to

  6. Cheryl Cheryl says:

    Paperback Ó The 13 Clocks MOBI Ù The 13 Epub / clocks mobile, The 13 book, The 13 ClocksThe 13 Clocks eBookI ve read this several times and want to again, after seeing that Neil Gaiman and I actually agree on this tight masterpiece of word play and adventure and satire In case you don t know, I want to like Gaiman s work, but I don t.Another reread I really need a box set of Thurber s juveniles I get so muchout of them every time There s a mystery, and satire, drama, wordplay, and a layer of Thurberian melancholy under it all, providing a resonance, in all four of these fables I ve read this several times and want to again, after seeing that Neil Gaiman and I actu

  7. Jeanette (Again) Jeanette (Again) says:

    Paperback Ó The 13 Clocks MOBI Ù The 13 Epub / clocks mobile, The 13 book, The 13 ClocksThe 13 Clocks eBookOnce upon a time, in a gloomy castle on a lonely hill, where there were thirteen clocks that wouldn t go, there lived a cold, aggressive Duke, and his niece, the Princess Saralinda This was a fast and fun romp One part wicked to two parts whimsy, it s a book to delight all ages Children will love the story, and adults will enjoy thesophisticated humor and word play If you know anything about James Thurber, or maybe even if you don t , you ll appreciate how much fun he had writing tOnce upon a time, in a gloomy castle on a lonely hill, where there were thirteen clocks that wouldn t go, there lived a cold, aggressive Duke, and his niece, the Princess Saralinda This was a fast and fun romp One part wicked to two parts whimsy, it s a book to delight all ages Children will love the story, and adults will enjoy thesophisticated hum

  8. Valerie Valerie says:

    Paperback Ó The 13 Clocks MOBI Ù The 13 Epub / clocks mobile, The 13 book, The 13 ClocksThe 13 Clocks eBookThis review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here In The Thirteen Clocks, a prince disguised as a minstrel attempts to win the hand of Saralinda, the niece of an evil Duke who keeps her prisoner while killing most of the suitors who try to win her hand by setting impossible tasks for them to accomplish A crazy little guy called the Golux decides to help the prince in his quest.I liked this book, but h

  9. Mikela Mikela says:

    Paperback Ó The 13 Clocks MOBI Ù The 13 Epub / clocks mobile, The 13 book, The 13 ClocksThe 13 Clocks eBookThis was a wonderful, farcical Children s fairy tale that I would never have come across had it not been on Boxall s 1001 Books to Read Before You Die list Reading this book reminded me of when I happily read Dr Seuss to my children, not really knowing who loved the books , who giggled the most, who said again , just glowing in that feel good emotion that only sharing the best children s books with them brought out in me How we missed this one is beyond me, I feel as though I ve short ch This was a wonderful, farcica

  10. Lisa Vegan Lisa Vegan says:

    Paperback Ó The 13 Clocks MOBI Ù The 13 Epub / clocks mobile, The 13 book, The 13 ClocksThe 13 Clocks eBookA wonderful introduction by Neil Gaiman and and an interesting foreword by the author got me excited to read this book, but I admired itthan I enjoyed it While I did smile and even chuckle at times, it just wasn t my cup of tea It was clever but in my opinion not that brilliant, and I simply didn t find it emotionally satisfying or that entertaing It was just okay for me, though I did like it well enough I m very aware that this may simply not have been the right book at the right time A wonderful introduction by Neil Gaiman and and an interesting foreword by the author got me excited to r

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