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Michael Sims is the author most recently of In the Womb: Animals (adapted from two National Geographic Channel documentaries); he is also the author of Apollo's Fire: A Journey through the Extraordinary Wonders of an Ordinary Day, which NPR chose as one of the best science books of 2007; Adam's Navel: A Natural and Cultural History of the Human Form, which was a New York Times Notable Book and a Library Journal Best Science Book; and Darwin's Orchestra: An Almanac of Nature in History and the Arts. For Penguin Classics he also edited The Annotated Archy and Mehitabel and Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Thief, and he is currently editing The Penguin Book of Victorian Women in Crime. He has written for many periodicals, from the Washington Post to New Statesman.
I've long been curious about Don Marquis' Archy and Mehitabel. This book sates my curiosity.Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
A classic story with much humor and, strangely for a story told from the viewpoint of a cockroach, much humanity. Every older child or teen should have a chance to read it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Luna Ville
I am so glad that I finally got to read this classic. Where there are cities, there will always be Cockroaches and Alley Cats and always Arcihies and Mehitabels.Published 5 months ago by ethel magal
It is interesting that Martin Gardner is acknowledged in this version. Comparing this work to The Annotated Alice leaves this work wanting. Read morePublished 9 months ago by D Philip Wasserman
Fantastic author. Love reading the book without capital letters and punctuation.Published 10 months ago by Paul Cantrell
I wish Don Marquis was still living and writing--especially his Archy and Mehitabel series.Published 13 months ago by Eileen M. Kinney
It's not a book which I purchased for the "story line" but rather for the technique which, even to this day,
The antics of Archie and Mehitabel take your breath away as you read this classic. The setting is New York a few decades ago, in the heyday of newsprint being the main source of... Read morePublished on January 15, 2013 by Cheenu S. Srinivasan