Before his worldwide fame as a bestselling children's author, Theodor Seuss Geisel was a prolific writer and cartoonist for humor magazines of the early twentieth century. The creator of Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, and other classics wrote and drew comic features for publications such as Judge, Life, College Humor, and Liberty. This entertaining compilation of items from the Doctor's early and often overlooked career offers a captivating blend of visual hilarity, nonsense language, and absurdist humor.
Articles and essays abounding in literary surrealism include "memoirs" of spying on General Grant during the Civil War and visiting England on a daily budget of 90 cents. Seuss investigates the origins of contract bridge (played by Druids armed with croquet mallets), explains how to eject a cow from your apartment, and presents charts with helpful pointers, including "How to Punish Your Offspring Scientifically." With their humorous commentaries on people and googly-eyed animals, these cartoon essays and fantasies offer delightful views of reality as seen in the Seussian fun-house mirror.
About the Author
American writer Theodor Seuss Geisel — better known as Dr. Seuss — is well known for his children's books, including Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, and Horton Hears a Who.
Date of Birth:March 2, 1904
Date of Death:September 4, 1991
Place of Birth:Springfield, Massachusetts
Place of Death:La Jolla, California
Education:B.A., Dartmouth College, 1925; Oxford University (no degree)
Table of Contents
Introduction by Richard Marschall
The Essays of Theophrastus Seuss
Famous Presidential Campaigns
How I Spied On General Grant in '61
The Origin of Contract Bridge
The Clock Strikes 13!
Hooeyana: A Reverie
The Cutting of the Wedding Cnouth
A Gentleman in the Case
Sex and the Sea God
Doing England on Ninety Cents
The Waiting Room at Dang-Dang
The Harassing of Habbakuk
The Facts of Life
Dr. Seuss's Little Educational Charts
Boids and Beasties: Piscozooavistical Surveys
Dr. Seuss's Cartoon Collection
Quick, Henry, the Flit!