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eBook Of All Things! (Common Reader Editions) ePub

by Robert Benchley

  • ISBN: 1888173610
  • Category: Humor
  • Subcategory: Entertainment
  • Author: Robert Benchley
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Akadine Pr (June 1, 1999)
  • Pages: 234
  • ePub book: 1997 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1412 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 529


1888173610 (ISBN13: 9781888173611). I didn't think the stories here were very humorous, more charming really. In the same light-as-souffle genre of . Wodehouse and some writings of . White, this book is very light-hearted.

by Robert C. Benchley (Author)

by Robert C. Benchley (Author).

Robert Benchley, 1899 - 1945 Writer and actor Robert Benchley was born on September 15, 1899 in Worcester, Massachusetts

Published in 1922 and 1921, respectively, these collections of Benchley's humorous essays feature his observations on daily life, ranging from marriage, business, and gardening to newspapers, opera. Robert Benchley, 1899 - 1945 Writer and actor Robert Benchley was born on September 15, 1899 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Benchley was best known for being a humorist and comedian. While an undergraduate at Harvard University, he gave his first comedic performance impersonating a befuddled after-dinner speaker.

by. Benchley, Robert, 1889-1945.

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Excerpt: ... XVIII SHAKESPEARE EXPLAINED Carrying on the System of Footnotes to a Silly Extreme PERICLES Act II. Scene 3 Enter first Lady-in-Wsiting (Flourish* Hautboys * and * torches *). First Lady-m-Waiting--Wxaf ho!â?¢ Where' is1 the* music?" NOTES x. Flourish: The stage direction here is obscure. Clarke claims it should read "flarish," thus changing the meaning of the passage to "flarish" (that is, the King's), but most authorities have agreed that it should remain "flourish," supplying the predicate which is to be flourished. There was at this time a custom in the countryside of England to flourish a mop as a signal to the passing vender of berries, signifying that in that particular household there was a consumer-demand for berries, and this may have been meant in this instance. That Shakespeare was cognizant of this custom of flourishing the mop for berries is shown in a similar passage in the second part of King Henry IV, where * Might be one of the hautboys bearing â?¢ box of "trognies" for the actors to suck. he has the Third Page enter and say, "Flourish." Cf. also Hamlet, IV, 7: 4. 2. Hautboys, from the French haul, meaning "high" and the Eng. boys, meaning "boys." The word here is doubtless used in the sense of "high boys," indicating either that Shakespeare intended to convey the idea of spiritual distress on the part of the First Lady-in-Waiting or that he did not . Of this Rolfe says: "Here we have one of the chief indications of Shakespeare's knowledge of human nature, his remarkable insight into the petty foibles of this work-a-day world." Cf. T. N. 4: 6, u Mine eye hath play'd the painter, and hath stell'd thy beauty's form in table of my heart." 3. and. A favorite conjunctive of Shakespeare's in referring to the need for a more adequate navy for England. Tauchnitz cl...


Gosar Gosar
DO NOT BUY!! This is a badly done, bootleg print-on-demand book. Literary pirates may nothing to the copyright holder. This is stealing. I am disappointed to see more and more of these available on Amazon.
Nikojas Nikojas
I've loved Benchley since I stumbled on a collection of his short pieces in my father's library as a kid. Like any writer who turns out material in such volume, the entries are a bit hit or miss, and they should definitely be read a few at a time, rather than straight through. But at his best, Benchley was both a hilarious writer and a keen observer of the passing parade. The fact that these pieces were written 90 or more years ago doesn't detract from enjoying them. In fact, some of the most dated pieces are the best.

Unfortunately, this Kessinger reprint edition isn't of the highest quality. Here is their disclaimer from the front:

"Due to the very old age and scarcity of this book, many of the pages may be hard to read due to blurring of the original text, possible missing pages, missing text, dark backgrounds and other issues beyond our control."

Not too clear why these issues are beyond their control. In the case of this book, the main problem is that they have reprinted the original in reduced size. I have no idea why that would have been necessary. Every page has two-inch margins on each edge and type that is reduced in size to an extent that might cause a problem to anyone with vision difficulties. Otherwise, the reproduction is pretty good and I didn't detect any missing pages or missing text. As you can see, Kessinger has also replaced the original cover with a very nondescript one. One final problem is that my copy arrived a bit scuffed up. Whether that is a problem with Kessinger or with Amazon, I don't know.

So, if you like Benchley and don't otherwise have access to this book, buying this edition may be worth it. If Kessinger had done a better job of reprinting it, the book would have my unreserved recommendation.
Goltizuru Goltizuru
Since it's easy and free to download this edition of Benchley essays, it's worth checking out, though a lot of what he writes about is so connected to the early 20th Century, that the humor does not register like it must have. An essay about an elevator operator just doesn't pack the punch it must have when such things were commonplace in the 1920s, but Benchley's writing makes an interesting view into the past. Easy to pick up and set down form time to time when you just want something short and sweet to read without having to fee like you have to make a big commitment.
riki riki
This collection of Benchley's writings, appearing in magazines prior to 1920 or so, pleases the reader on several levels. There are articles whose humor hasn't faded in the 80 or more years since they were written such as "Coffee, Megg and Ilk," or "The Passing of the Orthodox Paradox," containing a nice parody of Oscar Wilde's plays. I think these are as funny to us as they were to the readers when they were written. There are others, such as "Lesson Number One," that tells about learning to drive at a time when an automobile was as exotic a possession as, say, a home computer in the early 1990s. These are funny in a different way, and I enjoyed reading them even though the things they laugh at are decades out of date.

Anyone who has suffered through learning to play bridge will enjoy "Not According to Hoyle," and those who sympathize with the record number of Americans finding it hard to pay all their bills will delight in "Turning Over a New Ledger Leaf." Those who read old literature will get a kick out of his pastiche of annotated Shakespeare in "Shakespeare Explained," and anybody who has read a novel in which the plot is advanced by letters exchanged between two viewpoint characters will laugh at "When Genius Remained Your Humble Servant."

All in all, an excellent collection of humor writings not available elsewhere.
Zainian Zainian
My husband and I love to read aloud to one another. One of our favorite all-time humorists is Robert Benchley. For over 40 years, his work has made me laugh out loud, both on film and in print. OF ALL THINGS is mint Benchley - incisive, and, at the same time over-the-top fey. I don't know how he manages to do both in short essays, but he does. It's a kind of wit that my family has perfected, with his example ever before us. I don't know how they managed not to choke on their martinis when he was at the Algonquin Round Table.
Arlana Arlana
Robert Benchley is one of the great satirists of the twentieth century. This book was originally published in 1921, and includes several pieces he'd written for magazines that apparently had already gone out of business, hence his probable desire to have them rescued. Although they are very much of their time, Benchley is always funny and worth reading.

This is a reprint from an old copy of the original publication. It is in fine shape, and even illustrations are reproduced beautifully.
Wrathshaper Wrathshaper
I love Peter Benchley's humor. What I've never noticed is his fascination for the way things work. His son edited out those essays when he produced a collection of his father's essays. In this volume, I enjoyed his stories about encountering "new" technologies, like learning to drive a car and following a page boy through a hotel.
I’m a huge Benchley fan, but i have to say— got the paperback and this is the tiniest print of all time. I have good vision but I like to read before bed and I might need to get reading glasses to read this... I mean obviously it will be worth it but like dang this was clearly supposed to be a thicker book...