A giant of American humor makes his Penguin Classics debut with “probably the best book in the world” (Neil Gaiman, from the Introduction). In , James Thurber was nearly completely blind, and behind schedule on a book. He headed to Bermuda, in hopes that the change of. Thirteen Clocks by James Thurber (©) hands of his watch and the hands of all the thirteen clocks were frozen. They had all clocks were dead, and in the end, brooding on it, the Duke decided he had murdered time, slain it with his.

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When I was young I told a tale of buried gold, and men from leagues around dug in the woods.

It seems like a typical fairy-tale conundrum: The furious Duke realizes that Zorn and the Golux have somehow gotten into the castle and orders out his guards. It is beautiful and it is comic. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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James Thurber’s The Thirteen Clocks is an allegorical fairy tale for adults that primarily showcases Thurber’s wit and mischievous wordplay. The former live too little and the latter live too long.

Lust – the Duke lusted after Saralinda and was not able to immediately consummate his evil desire only because of a witch’s spell a case of evil susp “An American Classic” the jamse cover declares. When it came down to it, the prince didn’t really figu In The Thirteen Thurbeea 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.


The writing is a stylistic fireworks show that never seems to become stilted or dense.

The 13 Clocks

A ragamuffin prince, Zorn of Zorna, arrives determined to win her hand and tge out to perform the impossible feats devised by the Duke for his own amusement. The 13 Clocks is si James Thurber’s The Thirteen Clocks is an allegorical fairy tale for adults that primarily showcases Thurber’s wit and mischievous wordplay. Everyone loves this book.

Two stars for the whimsical language. And the duke, the ultimate representation of evil in this parable, is as flat as the rest of them, a slimy fellow who limps around threatening to slay people from their zatch to their guggle. This page was last edited on 26 Octoberat Love it each time I read it. I enjoyed the pictures and set it a Carolyn Cantwell introduced me to this book. The Golux and Zorn try to make her weep from laughter, but this results in jewels of little or no value.

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How we missed this one is beyond me, I feel as though I’ve short-changed them. Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition Paperback: Some of the metaphors used by St-Ex easily thurbre me but most of them I was able to relate to my personal experiences.


Sep 20, Pages Buy. She was a concert pianist headed for law school, majoring in American literature.

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Oct 03, Kalin rated it really liked it. I mean, I could probably have rescued the princess myself with the Golux by my side.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Well, he is nice. The 13 Clocks of this tale sit frozen, “slain” by the villainous Duke. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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thurbwr See and discover other items: Seeing this on the back cover was my first warning, and the book confirms my right to be. How did this book stay off my radar for so long? Aug 02, Pages. I have been reading this book repeatedly since I was about eight, and it never fails to be a delight.

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