Last edited by Mooguzilkree
Sunday, July 19, 2020 | History

3 edition of The 13 clocks found in the catalog.

The 13 clocks

James Thurber

The 13 clocks

by James Thurber

  • 183 Want to read
  • 20 Currently reading

Published by Hamish Hamilton in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementillustrated by Mark Simont.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17388028M

During his lifetime, he illustrated nearly books including The Philharmonic Gets Dressed by Karla Kuskin, In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord, How to Get to First Base: A Picture Book of Baseball by Red Smith, and The 13 Clocks by James Thurber/5(12).   Liz gives her thoughts on this month's Trivlog Reads book. Skip navigation Sign in. The 13 Clocks - James Thurber | Trivlog Reads The Trivlog Tournament.

  The 13 Clocks (Book): Thurber, James: In a cold, gloomy castle where all the clocks have stopped, a wicked Duke amuses himself by finding new and fiendish ways of rejecting the suitors for his niece, the good and beautiful Princess Saralinda.   Short form animations of a special paragraph from authors' favorite books. This passage from The 13 Clocks by James Thurber was selected and read by Neil Gaiman. Please note this is a rough cut.

  The thirteen clocks is a simple tale, told with an uncommon is certainly aimed, primarily, at children, but the writing is such that it will appeal to a far broader audience. It is at times hilarious, at others achingly poignant, and startlingly clever throughtout.4/5(6). A giant of American humor makes his Penguin Classics debut with “probably the best book in the world” (Neil Gaiman, from the Introduction), in a stunning Deluxe Edition featuring the original, full-color illustrations The hands of all thirteen clocks stand still in the gloomy castle on a lonely hill where a wicked Duke lives with his niece, the beautiful Princess Saralinda.


Share this book
You might also like
Broadcasting in the United States

Broadcasting in the United States

Squeaks autumn activity book

Squeaks autumn activity book

Disease in the Civil War

Disease in the Civil War

Kiriakos

Kiriakos

Rebuilding faith

Rebuilding faith

Thomas Newbury family of Wilkes County, North Carolina and in-laws

Thomas Newbury family of Wilkes County, North Carolina and in-laws

Ligand hyperfine interactions in oxyhalides of pentavalent chromium, molybdenum and tungsten.

Ligand hyperfine interactions in oxyhalides of pentavalent chromium, molybdenum and tungsten.

The quadrature of the circle

The quadrature of the circle

National diplomacy, 1965-1970.

National diplomacy, 1965-1970.

Introduction to geometry

Introduction to geometry

Mobile cartography

Mobile cartography

Zoos and zoological facilities

Zoos and zoological facilities

Microscope Technique

Microscope Technique

RACER # 3189391

RACER # 3189391

National Health Insurance in Great Britain, 1911-1946.

National Health Insurance in Great Britain, 1911-1946.

Money

Money

The 13 clocks by James Thurber Download PDF EPUB FB2

The 13 Clocks is Although it's ostensibly about an evil Duke who keeps his niece, the Princess Saralinda locked in his cold dark castle, where time has been stopped by his own sword, and feeds her potential suitors to his geese, I don't recommend it as a bedtime story to your six-year-old unless you want them to turn out like me.4/5.

The 13 Clocks looks a lot like a kids’ book, what with its slim girth, large print, and color illustrations. A kid would definitely enjoy it, but adults shouldn’t ignore it, either.

The writing is clever and fun enough, as Neil Gaiman says in his introduction to the book, that you’ll look for any excuse to read it by: 3. The 13 Clocks looks a lot like a kids’ book, what with its slim girth, large print, and color illustrations.

A kid would definitely enjoy it, but adults The 13 clocks book ignore it, either. The writing is clever and fun enough, as Neil Gaiman says in his introduction to the book, that you’ll look for any excuse to read it aloud/5().

The 13 Clocks looks a lot like a kids’ book, what with its slim girth, large print, and color illustrations. A kid would definitely enjoy it, but adults shouldn’t ignore it, either.

The writing is clever and fun enough, as Neil Gaiman says in his introduction to the book, that you’ll look for any excuse to read it aloud/5(). Thurber also wrote five books for children: Many Moons (), a Caldecott Honor Book; The Great Quillow (); The White Deer (); The 13 Clocks (); and The Wonderful O (), which is available from The New York Review Children’s Collection.

Marc Simont (–) was born in Paris, the child of Catalan immigrants. He studied 5/5(11). The New York Review of Books, as part of the estimable "Children's Collection" of reprints of forgotten classics, brings a treasure back to life with their hardcover reproduction of the original edition of THE 13 CLOCKS, with illustrations by Marc Simont and a new foreword by Neil Gaiman.

The high level of vocabulary and clever use of language 4/5. About The 13 Clocks. A giant of American humor makes his Penguin Classics debut with “probably the best book in the world” (Neil Gaiman, from the Introduction), in a stunning Deluxe Edition featuring the original, full-color illustrations.

The 13 clocks Item Preview remove-circle Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities.

National Federation of the Blind. American Libraries. Uploaded by Associate-Tim-Bigelow on April 4, SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: The 13 Clocks and The Wonderful O book. Read 27 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

The Thirteen Clocks is a mixture of fairy tale, p /5. Find books like The 13 Clocks from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked The 13 Clocks also liked: The View from the Chea.

The 13 Clocks by James Thurber and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at What's more, we want the 13 castle clocks to whir and tick and tell us that the time is NOW.

James Grover Thurber (), was an American cartoonist, author, humourist, journalist, playwright, and celebrated wit. The 13 Clocks starts off with a glowing introduction by Neil Gaiman, but I can't say the book lives up to the hype. The book reads like Roald Dahl meets The Last Unicorn, which sounds like a fantastic premise.

But Thurber is never really able to get the book going where he wants it. I'd probably like the book more if I were ten instead of an /5(63).

James Thurber went to Bermuda to finish a book, and wrote The Thirteen Clocks instead. He says it was escapism and self-indulgence. If so, the world needs more self-indulgence, because this book is pure fun.

It's a simple fairy tale, a book to be shared with a by: 3. Free download or read online The 13 Clocks pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by James Thurber.

The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this fantasy, fiction story are. The book has been awarded with, and 4/5. The story of The 13 Clocks is sort of a fairy-tale-ish one, with a Prince in disguise, an evil Duke with his Princess niece, an extraordinary character called the Golux, and a terrifying "blob of.

There just isn’t a way to really describe this strange, wonderful tale. It’s short, it’s funny it’s a bit of a fairytale, and like nothing else you’ll ever read. Newly reissued, with an intro by Neil Gaiman — who calls it ''probably the best book in the world'' — Clocks is the equal of any modern kid classic.

By the time he wrote The 13 Clocks, Thurber was too blind to provide his own usual scratchy but vivid illustrations, so he enlisted his friend Marc Simont to do the drawings. Simont provided. The 13 Clocks by James Thurber has been reviewed by Focus on the Family’s marriage and parenting magazine.

Plot Summary In a cold castle where the hands on 13 clocks have stopped moving, an evil duke pretends to be the uncle of Princess Saralinda. Thirteenth stroke of the clock or "thirteen strikes of the clock" is a phrase, saying, and proverb to indicate that the previous events or "strokes to the clock" must be called into question.

This is illustrated in the fictional case of "Rex vs Haddock" in which a remark by one of the parties is compared to the thirteenth stroke of a clock: not only is this thirteenth strike itself discredited.

The result, The 13 Clocks, would be one of his most striking works: something between a fairy tale and a fable, a story and a poem, but always, always, magical. The process of writing the book was. A giant of American humor makes his Penguin Classics debut with “probably the best book in the world” (Neil Gaiman, from the Introduction), in a stunning Deluxe Edition featuring the original, full-color illustrations &#;The hands of all thirteen clocks stand still 5/5(1).27 quotes from The 13 Clocks: ‘Remember laughter.

You'll need it even in the blessed isles of Ever After.’ Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. The 13 Clocks by James Thurber 6, ratings, average rating, 1, reviews Open Preview The 13 Clocks Cited by: 3.