Irvin S. Cobb


Born
in Paducah, KY, The United States
June 23, 1876

Died
March 11, 1944

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(Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb)

American author, humorist, editor and columnist from Paducah, Kentucky who relocated to New York during 1904, living there for the remainder of his life.

He wrote for the New York World, Joseph Pulitzer's newspaper, as the highest paid staff reporter in the United States.

Cobb also wrote more than 60 books and 300 short stories. Some of his works were adapted for silent movies. Several of his Judge Priest short stories were adapted for two feature films during the 1930s directed by John Ford.
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Fishhead

3.70 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 1913 — 6 editions
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Cobb's Anatomy

3.77 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1912 — 46 editions
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Oh! Well! You Know How Wome...

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"Oh, Well, You Know How Wom...

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Europe Revised

3.81 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1914 — 31 editions
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One Third Off

3.38 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1921 — 29 editions
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"Speaking of Operations--"

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Old Judge Priest

4.25 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1912 — 36 editions
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A Plea for Old Cap Collier

4.67 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1921 — 20 editions
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Exit Laughing

4.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1941 — 4 editions
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“Down our way we're always had a theory that the Civil War was not brought on by Secession of Slavery or the State's Rights issue. These matters contributed to the quarrel, but there is a deeper reason. It was bought on by some Yankee coming down south and putting nutmeg in a julep. So our folks up and left the Union flat.”
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“Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.”
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