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The Woollcott Reader

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An anthology of some of Alexander Woollcott's favorite short fiction by Barrie, Anthony Hope, Thornton Wilder, Saki, Evelyn Waugh, and others, with a foreword, afterword, and commentary on each story, by Woollcott.
Hardcover, 1011 pages
Published 2008 by The Viking Press (first published 1935)
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Woollcott, Alexander (ed.). THE WOOLLCOTT READER. (1936). ****. This is an anthology of short novels and long stories by various authors that Woollcott in his personal wisdom thought were under-appreciated or under-known. His selections are eclectic and he provides a short commentary after each piece that gives additional history or opinions. There are several pieces – and even authors – that I haven’t come across before, but there are also pieces that you are glad were included. The following l ...more
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Alexander Woollcott was an American critic and commentator for The New Yorker magazine and a member of the Algonquin Round Table.

Born in New Jersey
Attended Central High School Kansas City, Missouri;
graduated from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, in 1909. He founded a drama group there, edited the student literary magazine and was accepted by a fraternity.
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