The 13 Clocks Author:James Thurber Copyright 1950, not sure of pub. date but this is the 12th printing. — Book Blurb: How can canyone describe this book? It isn't a parable, a fairy story or a poem, but rather a mixture of all three. It is beautiful and it is comic. It is philosophical and it is cheery. What we suppose we are trying fumblingly to say is, in a word, that it is... more » Thurber. A book about valor, love, basic humanity and all in Thurber's inimitable fashion.« less
A classic, a delight - well worth reading. If you are a James Thurber fan you'll love this book. If you don't know about James Thurber - you're missing out on a reading treat. Often described as a humorist, James Thurber wrote several decades back becomming an American icon. He portrayed life in America as only a philosopher who can't help giggling could. This story is about a princess, a wicked uncle, a prince disquised as a minstrel, a Golux (non-describable but most familiar), and a daring quest.