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A Benchley Archive! - 11 Benchley books and a biography- (12 vols.)

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A Benchley Archive! - 11 Benchley books and a biography- (12 vols.)

by Robert Benchley

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Various: Various, Various. Various. Very Good. Robert Benchley (1889--1945) was an American humorist best known for his work as a newspaper columnist and film actor From his beginnings at The Harvard Lampoon while attending Harvard University, through his many years writing essays and articles for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker and his acclaimed short films, Benchley's style of humor brought him respect and success during his life, from his peers at the Algonquin Round Table in New York to contemporaries in the burgeoning film industry
He is best remembered for his contributions to The New Yorker, where his essays, whether topical or absurdist, influenced many modern humorists He also made a name for himself in Hollywood, when his short film How to Sleep was a popular success and won Best Short Subject at the 1935 Academy Awards He also made many memorable acting appearances in films such as Alfred Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent (1940) and Nice Girl? (1941) Also, Benchley appeared as himself in Walt Disney's behind the scenes film, The Reluctant Dragon (1941)

This collection includes most of his popular books, as well as two anthologies and a biography, including (in order of original publication):
1 Of All Things! - Originally published in 1921, this copy a paperback reprint of 1999, Akadine Press, 234 p Fine
2, The Early Worm- Originally published in 1927, this copy a reprint of 1946, Blue Ribbon Books, 263 pGood No DJ
3 20,000 Under the Sea or David Copperfield, Orignally published in 1928, this copy a reprint of 1946, Blue Ribbon Books, 233 p Good, in poor DJ
4 My Ten Years in a Quandry (and How They Grew), originally published in 1936, this copy a reprint in 1940, Blue Ribbon Books, 361 p Good, no DJ
5 My Ten Years in a Quandry (and How They Grew), originally published in 1936, this copy is the first paperback printing in 1947, Pocket Books, 206 p Good
6 Inside Benchley, originally published in 1942, this copy is the 5th edition, 1943, Harper, 306 p Good No DJ
7 Benchley Beside Himself, originally published in 1943, this copy is the 9th edition, 1943, Harper, 304 p Good No DJ
8 Benchley - Or Else! 1947, Gossett & Dunlap, Book Club Edition, 273 p Near fine, in fair DJ
9 Chips Off the Old Benchley -1949, Harper, Book Club Edition, 360 p Near fine in fair DJ
10 The Benchley Roundup - originally published in 1954, this paperback copy of 1995, Univ of Chicago Press, ex-lib, Good
11 The Best of Robert Benchley, 1983 Avenel Books, 353 p Near fine in near fine DJ
12 Robert Benchley, His Life and Good Times, by Babette Rosmond, 1970 1st ed Doubleday, 240 p Near fine in very good DJ
A treasure trove of the wonderful wit of one of America's all-time great humorists Even the acidic Dorothy Parker was an admirer and life-long friend.

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A Benchley Archive! - 11 Benchley books and a biography- (12 vols.)
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Robert Benchley
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