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Bennett Cerf (1898–1971)

Autor(a) de The Best Short Stories of O. Henry

100+ Works 5,274 Membros 48 Críticas 6 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 1971. mostrar menos
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Obras por Bennett Cerf

The Best Short Stories of O. Henry (1977) — Editor; Introdução — 609 exemplares, 1 crítica
Bennett Cerf's Book of Riddles (1960) 318 exemplares, 2 críticas
24 Favorite One Act Plays (1958) — Editor — 290 exemplares, 1 crítica
At Random: The Reminiscences of Bennett Cerf (1977) 258 exemplares, 10 críticas
More Riddles (1961) 206 exemplares, 1 crítica
Sixteen Famous American Plays (1942) — Editor — 190 exemplares, 2 críticas
An Encyclopedia of Modern American Humor (1954) 186 exemplares, 2 críticas
Great Modern Short Stories (1955) 180 exemplares
Bennett Cerf’s Book of Laughs (1959) 173 exemplares, 1 crítica
Try and Stop Me (1944) 151 exemplares, 2 críticas
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Editor — 143 exemplares, 1 crítica
Twelve Famous Plays of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century (1933) — Editor — 141 exemplares, 1 crítica
Famous Ghost Stories (1944) — Editor — 138 exemplares, 1 crítica
Sixteen Famous British Plays (1943) — Editor — 115 exemplares, 1 crítica
Thirty Famous One-Act Plays (1943) — Editor; Prefácio, algumas edições112 exemplares, 2 críticas
Riddles and More Riddles! (1960) 107 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Arabian Nights (Modern Library) (1997) 105 exemplares, 1 crítica
Bennett Cerf's Treasury of Atrocious Puns (1968) 90 exemplares, 1 crítica
Sixteen Famous European Plays (1976) 87 exemplares
The Life of the Party (1956) 86 exemplares, 3 críticas
A Treasury of Humor and Toastmaster's Handbook (1955) 83 exemplares, 1 crítica
Bedside Book of Famous American Stories (1936) — Editor — 72 exemplares
The Bedside Book of Famous British Stories (1940) — Editor — 67 exemplares
Great German Short Novels and Stories (1933) — Editor — 60 exemplares, 1 crítica
Reading for Pleasure (2023) — Editor — 52 exemplares
Four Contemporary American Plays (1961) — Editor — 51 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Laugh's on Me (1960) 48 exemplares, 2 críticas
Bennett Cerf's Bumper Crop Volume 1 (2009) 46 exemplares, 3 críticas
An Anthology of Famous British Stories (1952) — Editor — 46 exemplares, 1 crítica
Plays of Our Time (1967) — Editor — 45 exemplares
Laugh Day (2000) 44 exemplares
Six American Plays for Today (2000) 43 exemplares
Three famous murder novels (1941) — Introdução — 42 exemplares
Good for a Laugh (2000) 41 exemplares
Stories Selected from The Unexpected (1948) — Editor — 39 exemplares
Shake Well Before Using (1950) 34 exemplares, 1 crítica
Laughter Incorporated (1950) 30 exemplares, 2 críticas
Riddle De-Dee (1962) 25 exemplares
Anything for a Laugh (1947) 23 exemplares
The Sound of Laughter (1970) 19 exemplares
Silliest Pop-Up Riddles (1966) 18 exemplares
Bennett Cerf's Houseful of Laughter (1963) — Editor — 18 exemplares
Bennett Cerf's Pop-Up Riddle Book (1973) 16 exemplares
The Pocket Book of War Humor (1948) 16 exemplares
Modern American Short Stories (1945) — Editor — 15 exemplares
Pocket Book of Modern American Plays (1942) — Editor — 15 exemplares
Famous Plays of Crime and Detection, from Sherlock Holmes to Angel Street (1977) — Editor — 14 exemplares, 1 crítica
Stories to Make You Feel Better (1972) 14 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Pocket Book of Cartoons (1945) — Editor — 13 exemplares
Fifteen Famous European Plays (1943) — Editor — 11 exemplares
Bennett Cerf's Pop-Up Limericks (1967) 8 exemplares
Bennett Cerf's best jokes (1959) 4 exemplares
Little Riddles 2 (1984) 4 exemplares
The Laugh Round-Up 4 exemplares
Little Riddles 1 (1984) 3 exemplares
Bennett Cerf's New Laughs (1961) 2 exemplares
Famous Ghost Stories (1946) 2 exemplares
good for a laugh 1 exemplar
Little Riddles 4 (Bk. 4) (1984) 1 exemplar
try and stop me 1 exemplar
Laugh's on Me. The 1 exemplar
Riddles 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926) — Editor, algumas edições10,186 exemplares, 326 críticas
The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights (2001) — Editor, algumas edições1,808 exemplares, 23 críticas
The Arabian Nights, Volume 1 (1991) — Editor, algumas edições683 exemplares, 6 críticas
Fun Fare: A Treasury of Reader's Digest Wit and Humor (1949) — Contribuidor — 109 exemplares, 4 críticas
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
The Bathroom Reader (1946) — Editor; Contribuidor — 3 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Reading “The Front Page,” I was a bit shocked at the hostile attitudes toward women and of the characters firm racist views – an accurate portrayal of the place and time, I suppose.
“The Man Who Came to Dinner” one can never get enough of. Too hilarious.
I have always been fond of “Our Town” but it really has to be seen in production. The imagery is pure magic on the stage.
beaudaignault | 1 outra crítica | Jul 14, 2024 |
An Anthology, carefully containing all the big sellers of the previous decades and ignoring any interesting asides.
DinadansFriend | 1 outra crítica | 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 | 2 outras críticas | Oct 11, 2023 |



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