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cream of the jest.

James Branch Cabell

cream of the jest.

Introd. by Harold Ward.

by James Branch Cabell

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Published by Modern Library in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesThe Modern library of the world"s best books
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 250 p. ;
Number of Pages250
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20360582M

The Cream of the Jest: A Comedy of Evasions is a comical and philosophical novel with possible fantasy elements, by James Branch Cabell, published in Much of it consists of the historical dreams and philosophical reflections of the main character, the famous writer Felix Kennaston. Joseph M. Flora has 14 books on Goodreads with 88 ratings. Joseph M. Flora’s most popular book is The Cream of the Jest.

The Cream Of The Jest, by James Branch Cabellst Ed,2nd Prtg,Antq.H/C Book. $ + $ ShippingSeller Rating: % positive. The Cream of the Jest: A Comedy of Evasions By James Branch Cabell,

  This time, the cheese became “big”. As to why, nobody knows for sure, and it’s even possible the previous “cheese” expressions had nothing to do with the “big cheese”. Some speculate that the expression was in reference to the kg (1, pound) Mammoth Cheese given to Thomas Jefferson in Genre/Form: American fiction: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Cabell, James Branch, Cream of the jest. New York, R.M. McBride,


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Out of 5 stars The cream curdles, the jest jabs Reviewed in the United States on J Just as a good cup of coffee should have a good aroma, a good fantasy novel should have a /5(3). The Cream of the Jest Mass Market Paperback – Septem by James Branch Cabell (Author)/5(3). The Cream of the Jest Paperback – April 1, by James Branch Cabell (Author), Harold Ward (Introduction) out of 5 stars 3 ratings/5(3).

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The cream of the jest, Contributor Names Cabell, James Branch, Created / Published New York, The Modern cream of the jest. book [c] Notes - Also available in digital form. Book digitized by Google from the library of University of California and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.

Skip to main content. This The cream of the jest: by Cabell, James Branch, Book from the collections of University of California Language English. Book digitized by Google from the library of University of Pages: Jest books took a generally mocking tone, with civility, and social superiors like the 'stupid scholar' as favourite targets.

The low-life, realistic tone of the jest book, akin to coney-catching pamphlets, fed into the early English novels (or at least prose fiction) of writers like Thomas Nashe and Thomas Deloney.

Title: The Cream of the Jest Date of first publication: Author: James Branch Cabell () Date first posted: Oct. 11, Date last updated: Faded Page eBook # LibraryThing Review User Review - wirkman - LibraryThing.

The Cream of the Jest, James Branch Cabell's greatest work, straddles the historical fantasies of his mature "Biography of the Life of Manuel" and the early romantic comedies set in his home state of 4/5(4). Complete summary of James Branch Cabell's The Cream of the Jest.

eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Cream of the Jest. The Cream of the Jest, novel by James Branch Cabell, published in and revised in It is the 16th book of the volume series called The Works of James Branch Cabell (–30), also known as The Biography of the Life of Manuel.

The comic novel. Cream of the Jest: A Comedy of Evasions is a comical and philospohical novel. It consists of the historical dreams and philosophical reflections of the main character, the famous writer Felix Kennaston. One reviewer said that it reads as more of a series of essays than a novel.

- wikipedia summary. The phrase “Cream of the Jest” is from a novel of that name by James Branch Cabell. It was also used as the title of a episode of Have Gun Will Travel. Story by Frederic Brown, who wrote the classic Arena on which the Gorn episode of Star Trek was extremely loosely based.

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Origin: Cream, in nature, is the richest part of milk and rises to the the 17th century, the word “cream” began to be used to mean “the best,”—for instance, John Ray included “cream of the jest” in his collection of English proverbs.

The “of the crop” suffix was eventually adopted for alliteration. The French version, la crème de la crème, meaning the best of.Definition of cream of the crop in the Idioms Dictionary. cream of the crop phrase. What does cream of the crop expression mean?

Definitions by the largest Idiom Dictionary. to mean the best of any collective entity by the seventeenth century. John Ray, for example, included “That’s the cream of the jest” in his collection of English.The Jest Book: The Choicest Anecdotes and Sayings Marsh, A.

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