Search - List of Books by Robert Benchley

"We call ourselves a free nation, and yet we let ourselves be told what cabs we can and can't take by a man at a hotel door, simply because he has a drum major's uniform on." -- Robert Benchley
Robert Charles Benchley (September 15, 1889 — November 21, 1945) was an American humorist best known for his work as a newspaper columnist and film actor. From his beginnings at the Harvard Lampoon while attending Harvard University, through his many years writing essays and articles for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, and his acclaimed short films, Benchley's style of humor brought him respect and success during his life, from New York City and his peers at the Algonquin Round Table to contemporaries in the burgeoning film industry.

Benchley is best remembered for his contributions to The New Yorker, where his essays, whether topical or absurdist, influenced many modern humorists. He also made a name for himself in Hollywood, when his short film How to Sleep was a popular success and won Best Short Subject at the 1935 Academy Awards, and his many memorable appearances in films such as Alfred Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent and a dramatic turn in Nice Girl?. His legacy includes written work and numerous short film appearances.

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Total Books: 41
Bon Bons Bourbon and Bon Mots Stories from the Algonquin Round Table
2010 - Bon Bons Bourbon and Bon Mots Stories From the Algonquin Round Table (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781934255346
ISBN-10: 1934255343
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Love Conquers All
2010 - Love Conquers All (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781443211437
ISBN-10: 1443211435
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Of All Things
2009 - Of All Things (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780217189576
ISBN-10: 0217189571
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Robert Benchley's Wayward Press The Complete Collection of His the New Yorker Columns Written as Guy Fawkes
Pourquoi personne ne me collectionne
2008 - Pourquoi Personne Ne Me Collectionne [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782743618070
ISBN-10: 2743618078
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Dmence prcoce
2007 - Dmence Prcoce (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782743616687
ISBN-10: 2743616687
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Psychologie du pingouin
2004 - Psychologie Du Pingouin [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782842630935
ISBN-10: 2842630939
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L'Expdition polaire  bicyclette
2002 - L'expdition Polaire Bicyclette (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782842630645
ISBN-10: 2842630645
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The Best of Robert Benchley
1996 - The Best of Robert Benchley (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780517411391
ISBN-10: 0517411393
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Humor on Wry
1991 - Humor on Wry (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9780945353584
ISBN-10: 0945353588
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Benchley Lost and Found
1984 - Benchley Lost and Found (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780891904984
ISBN-10: 0891904980
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Inside Benchley
1983 - Inside Benchley (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780884113027
ISBN-10: 0884113027
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One Minute Please
1970 - One Minute Please (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780234770016
ISBN-10: 0234770015
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Benchley's Best
Benchley's Best (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9780807234631
ISBN-10: 080723463X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Humor, General
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The Robert Benchley Omnibus Timeless Stories of Wit Wisdom and Whimsy
Treasurer's Report and Other Aspects of Community Singing
Treasurer's Report and Other Aspects of Community Singing (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780884113041
ISBN-10: 0884113043
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Benchley or Else
Benchley or Else (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780884113065
ISBN-10: 088411306X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Pluck and Luck
Pluck and Luck (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780884113089
ISBN-10: 0884113086
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Good Old Fashioned Christmas
Good Old Fashioned Christmas (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780938864028
ISBN-10: 0938864025
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Benchley at the Theatre Dramatic Criticism 1920-1940
Les Enfants pourquoi faire
Les Enfants Pourquoi Faire (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782919186013
ISBN-10: 2919186019
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