Picture of author.

Bennett Cerf (1898–1971)

Forfatter af The Best Short Stories of O. Henry

100+ Works 5,169 Members 47 Reviews 6 Favorited

Om forfatteren

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 vis mere 1971. vis mindre
Image credit: Courtesy of the NYPL Digital Gallery (image use requires permission from the New York Public Library)


Værker af Bennett Cerf

The Best Short Stories of O. Henry (1945) — Redaktør; Introduktion — 605 eksemplarer
Bennett Cerf's Book of Riddles (1960) 312 eksemplarer
24 Favorite One Act Plays (1958) — Redaktør — 284 eksemplarer
More Riddles (1961) 193 eksemplarer
Sixteen Famous American Plays (1777) — Redaktør — 185 eksemplarer
Great Modern Short Stories (1900) 178 eksemplarer
Bennett Cerf’s Book of Laughs (1959) 169 eksemplarer
Try and Stop Me (1944) 149 eksemplarer
Twelve Famous Plays of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century (1933) — Redaktør — 141 eksemplarer
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Redaktør — 137 eksemplarer
Famous Ghost Stories (1944) — Redaktør — 135 eksemplarer
Sixteen Famous British Plays (1942) — Redaktør — 113 eksemplarer
Thirty Famous One-Act Plays (1943) — Redaktør; Forord, nogle udgaver111 eksemplarer
The Arabian Nights (Modern Library) (1932) 103 eksemplarer
Riddles and More Riddles! (1960) 103 eksemplarer
The Life of the Party (1956) 85 eksemplarer
Sixteen Famous European Plays (1941) 85 eksemplarer
Bedside Book of Famous American Stories (1936) — Redaktør — 71 eksemplarer
The Bedside Book of Famous British Stories (1940) — Redaktør — 67 eksemplarer
Great German Short Novels and Stories (1933) — Redaktør — 59 eksemplarer
Four Contemporary American Plays (1961) — Redaktør — 51 eksemplarer
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Redaktør — 51 eksemplarer
The Laugh's on Me (1959) 47 eksemplarer
An Anthology of Famous British Stories (1952) — Redaktør — 46 eksemplarer
Plays of Our Time (1967) — Redaktør — 43 eksemplarer
Six American Plays for Today (1961) 43 eksemplarer
Three famous murder novels (1941) — Introduktion — 43 eksemplarer
Laugh Day (1965) 42 eksemplarer
Stories Selected from The Unexpected (1948) — Redaktør — 39 eksemplarer
Good for a Laugh (1952) 39 eksemplarer
Shake Well Before Using (1948) 32 eksemplarer
Laughter Incorporated (1950) 29 eksemplarer
Riddle De-Dee (1962) 25 eksemplarer
Anything for a Laugh (1946) 23 eksemplarer
S. R. O. : The Most Successful Plays of the American Stage (1934) — Redaktør — 21 eksemplarer
Bennett Cerf's Houseful of Laughter (1963) — Redaktør — 18 eksemplarer
Silliest Pop-Up Riddles (1966) 18 eksemplarer
The Sound of Laughter (1970) 18 eksemplarer
Bennett Cerf's Take Along Treasury (1963) 17 eksemplarer
Bennett Cerf's Pop-Up Riddle Book (1965) 16 eksemplarer
The Pocket Book of War Humor (1942) 16 eksemplarer
Pocket Book of Modern American Plays (1942) — Redaktør — 15 eksemplarer
Modern American Short Stories (1945) — Redaktør — 15 eksemplarer
Stories to Make You Feel Better (1972) 14 eksemplarer
The Pocket Book of Cartoons (1943) — Redaktør — 13 eksemplarer
Fifteen Famous European Plays (1942) — Redaktør — 10 eksemplarer
Bennett Cerf's Pop-Up Limericks (1967) 7 eksemplarer
Bennett Cerf's best jokes (1959) 4 eksemplarer
The Laugh Round-Up 4 eksemplarer
Little Riddles 2 (1984) 4 eksemplarer
Little Riddles 1 (1984) 3 eksemplarer
Bennett Cerf's new book of jokes (1958) 3 eksemplarer
Bennett Cerf's Little Riddle Book (1964) 3 eksemplarer
Bennett Cerf's New Laughs (1961) 2 eksemplarer
Book of Animal Riddles 2 eksemplarer
good for a laugh 1 eksemplar
Little Riddles 4 (Bk. 4) (1984) 1 eksemplar
Riddles 1 eksemplar
try and stop me 1 eksemplar
Famous Ghost Stories (1946) 1 eksemplar
Laugh's on Me. The 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Hvem dræbte? (1926) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver9,977 eksemplarer
The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights (2001) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver1,790 eksemplarer
The Arabian Nights, Volume 1 (1991) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver676 eksemplarer
Fun Fare: A Treasury of Reader's Digest Wit and Humor (1948) — Bidragyder — 106 eksemplarer
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
The Bathroom Reader (1946) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer

Satte nøgleord på

1001 (67) 1001 books (87) 20. århundrede (150) Agatha Christie (233) antologi (203) britisk (129) britisk litteratur (79) crime fiction (142) detective fiction (64) detektiv (217) drama (145) ebog (82) ejer (67) engelsk (58) engelsk litteratur (70) England (142) Fantasy (86) folklore (67) Hercule Poirot (325) humor (430) jokes (63) klassiker (142) klassikere (235) kriminalitet (297) litteratur (175) læst (161) Modern Library (110) mord (130) murder mystery (89) mysterium (1,492) noveller (308) Poirot (262) riddles (66) roman (143) serie (67) Skal læses (668) skuespil (117) skønlitteratur (1,286) teater (58) ulæst (80)

Almen Viden



An Anthology, carefully containing all the big sellers of the previous decades and ignoring any interesting asides.
DinadansFriend | 1 anden anmeldelse | 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 andre anmeldelser | Oct 11, 2023 |
Mr Cerf was a popular humour writer of the 1950's and early 1960's. I wanted to amuse myself, and to learn what was considered funny inmain stream america.
DinadansFriend | 1 anden anmeldelse | Oct 4, 2023 |



Måske også interessante?

Associated Authors

Van H. Cartmell Editor, Foreword
O. Henry Contributor, Author
Ring Lardner Contributor
William Saroyan Contributor, Playwright
Susan Glaspell Contributor
Oscar Wilde Contributor
Dorothy Parker Contributor
Eugene O'Neill Contributor, Playwright
George S. Kaufman Contributor, Playwright
Marc Connelly Contributor, Playwright
Ambrose Bierce Contributor, Author
Noël Coward Contributor
John Galsworthy Contributor
Irwin Shaw Contributor
Lord Dunsany Contributor, Author
Saki Author, Contributor
Ernest Hemingway Contributor
William Faulkner Contributor
Carl Rose Illustrator
W. W. Jacobs Contributor, Author
Thornton Wilder Contributor, Playwright
Clifford Odets Contributor, Playwright
Roy McKie Illustrator
A. A. Milne Contributor
Anton Chekhov Contributor
Owen Johnson Contributor
Thomas Wolfe Contributor
Edith Wharton Contributor
Thomas Beer Contributor, Author
Sarah Orne Jewett Contributor
Jack London Contributor
Willa Cather Contributor
Erskine Caldwell Contributor
James Thurber Contributor
A. E. Coppard Contributor, Author
Moss Hart Playwright, Contributor
Lillian Hellman Playwright, Contributor
Frank Norris Contributor
Booth Tarkington Contributor
Fitz James O'Brien Contributor
Lafcadio Hearn Contributor
John Dos Passos Contributor
Conrad Aiken Contributor
Christopher Morley Contributor
Hamlin Garland Contributor
Katharine Brush Contributor
Frank R. Stockton Contributor
George Ade Contributor
Gertrude Atherton Contributor
Oliver Goldsmith Contributor
Edna Ferber Contributor
Theodore Dreiser Contributor
Gertrude Stein Contributor
Washington Irving Contributor
Herman Melville Contributor
Sherwood Anderson Contributor
Stephen Crane Contributor
Harvey O'Higgins Contributor
Henry James Contributor
Mark Twain Contributor
Montague Rhodes James Author, Contributor
Algernon Blackwood Author, Contributor
Rudyard Kipling Author, Contributor
S. N. Behrman Playwright
Budd Schulberg Contributor
John O'Hara Contributor
Isak Dinesen Author, Contributor
J. M. Barrie Contributor
Arnold Bennett Contributor
Arthur Schnitzler Contributor
John Steinbeck Contributor
Eudora Welty Contributor
Tennessee Williams Contributor
Arthur Miller Contributor
William Inge Contributor
Lady Gregory Contributor
Oliphant Down Contributor
George Kelly Contributor
Jean Giraudoux Contributor
Terence Rattigan Contributor
Lucille Fletcher Contributor
Emlyn Williams Contributor
Roland Pertwee Contributor
James Stephens Contributor
George Meredith Contributor
Thomas Burke Contributor
Max Beerbohm Contributor
Brooks Alkinson Introduction
Samuel Spewack Playwright
Ben Hecht Playwright
Howard Lindsay Playwright
Sidney Kingsley Playwright
Clare Boothe Playwright
Russel Crouse Playwright
Arthur Kober Playwright
John Collier Author, Contributor
Thomas Otway Contributor
George Farquhar Contributor
William Congreve Contributor
William Wycherley Contributor
David Garrick Contributor
John Dryden Contributor
Cecil A. Moore Introduction
John Gay Contributor
John Vanbrugh Contributor
Edgar Allen Poe Contributor
Mary E. Wilkins Contributor
J. D. Salinger Contributor
Francis Bret Harte Contributor
J. B. Priestley Contributor
John Mason Brown Introduction
William Archer Contributor
Edward Knoblock Contributor
Rudolf Besier Contributor
R. C. Sherriff Contributor
Sutton Vane Contributor
Laurence Housman Contributor
Mordaunt Shairp Contributor
Arthur Wing Pinero Contributor
Robert Middlemass Contributor
Alice Gerstenberg Contributor
Richard Watts, Jr. Introduction
August Strindberg Contributor
Holworthy Hall Contributor
James M. Barrie Contributor
Lawrence Langner Contributor
Austin Strong Contributor
Anatole France Contributor
Rupert Brooke Contributor
Stanley Houghton Contributor
Lewis Beach Contributor
Lady Gregory Contributor
Lord Dunsany Contributor
Philip Moeller Contributor
Helen R. Hull Contributor
Edgar Allan Poe Contributor
Bret Harte Contributor
Dorothy Canfield Contributor
Ruth Suckow Contributor
L. A. G. Strong Contributor
Weston Martyr Contributor
C. E. Montague Contributor
Morley Roberts Contributor
E. Bulwer Lytton Contributor
Walter Scott Contributor
Samuel Lover Contributor
May Edginton Contributor
Ralph Bates Contributor
Martin Ross Contributor
Bliss Perry Introduction
William Mudford Contributor
Leonard Merrick Contributor
Stacy Aumonier Contributor
William John Locke Contributor
Thomas Malory Contributor
Charles Dickens Contributor
Elizabeth Gaskell Contributor
John Brown Contributor
Aldous Huxley Contributor
Hugh Walpole Contributor
P. G. Wodehouse Contributor
George Moore Contributor
Thomas Hardy Contributor
Henry Williamson Contributor
Joseph Conrad Contributor
Liam O'Flaherty Contributor
Geoffrey Chaucer Contributor
Arthur Conan Doyle Contributor
Alfred Noyes Contributor
John Masefield Contributor
Sheila Kaye-Smith Contributor
W. H. Hudson Contributor
H. G. Wells Contributor
D. H. Lawrence Contributor
E. M. Forster Contributor
Evelyn Waugh Contributor
Anthony Trollope Contributor
John Buchan Contributor
James Joyce Contributor
Joseph Addison Contributor
Michael Arlen Contributor
Eden Phillpotts Contributor
E. Somerville Contributor
Donn Byrne Contributor
Ian Maclaren Contributor
H. M. Tomlinson Contributor
Philip Gibbs Contributor
Daniel Defoe Contributor
Arthur Morrison Contributor
G.K. Chesterton Contributor
Jacob Wassermann Contributor
Hermann Sudermann Contributor
E. T. A. Hoffmann Contributor
Heinrich Heine Contributor
Gottfried Keller Contributor
Theodor W. Storm Contributor
Wilhelm Grimm Contributor
Gerhart Hauptmann Contributor
Arnold Zweig Contributor
Thomas Mann Contributor
Stefan Zweig Contributor
Jacob L. Grimm Contributor
Elmer Rice Contributor
S. J. Perelman Contributor
Harlan Miller Contributor
Mac Hyman Contributor
Stephen Leacock Contributor
Fred Allen Contributor
Patrick Dennis Contributor
Truman Capote Contributor
E. B. White Contributor
Saul Levitt Contributor
Richard Sherman Contributor
Lorraine Hansberry Contributor
Thor Heyerdahl Contributor
William Brinkley Contributor
Frank O'Connor Contributor
Ray Bradbury Contributor
Gilbert C. Klingel Contributor
Rachel L. Carson Contributor
Paddy Chayefsky Contributor
Richard Connell Contributor
Maurice Herzog Contributor
Heywood Broun Contributor
Aline Bernstein Contributor
Ben Ames Williams Contributor
Alan Beck Contributor
James A. Michener Contributor
Stephen Potter Contributor
Roald Dahl Contributor
Art Buchwald Contributor
J. A. Hunter Contributor
T. H. White Contributor
John P. Marquand Contributor
F. Tennyson Jesse Contributor
V. S. Pritchett Contributor
Thomas Heggen Contributor
A. E. W. Mason Contributor
E. C. Bentley Contributor
Francis Iles Contributor
Arnold Roth Illustrator
Roger Price Illustrator
Walt Kelly Illustrator
Damon Runyon Contributor
Richard Wright Contributor
Mary McCarthy Contributor
Albert Maltz Contributor
Bessie Breuer Contributor
George Abbott Contributor
Edward Chodorov Contributor
George M. Cohan Contributor
John Chapman Contributor
William Gillette Contributor
Patrick Hamilton Contributor
Avery Hopwood Contributor
John Willard Contributor
Jeffrey Dell Contributor
Philip Dunning Contributor
Bayard Veiller Contributor
Roi C. Megrue Contributor
Henrik Ibsen Contributor
Doug Anderson Illustrator
Eskil Eriksson Translator
Debbie Palen Illustrator
John Anderson Introduction


Also by

Diagrammer og grafer