Don Marquis (1878–1937) was a newspaper columnist, poet, novelist, dramatist, and popular author.
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.
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I've loved the Archie & Mehitabel phenomenon for many years. This annotated version has added a huge new facet to my pleasure. Read morePublished 10 months ago by M. Blatt
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 19 months ago by Cheenu S. Srinivasan
First I must say that this my opinion has nothing to do with the content of the books. Mr. Marquis' work is timeless and compelling. Read morePublished on July 9, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I got this because the original Archy & Mehitabel is no longer available. Well, the annotations really take away from the book IMHO, they are very intrusive & all through the... Read morePublished on August 23, 2011 by GrammaNature
I was so glad to find this book still in print. I read it when young, and it has lot none of its charm in the last 50+ years.Published on May 26, 2011 by Dagmar Bischoff Garfinkel
This is a very funny book about the cockroach writing on the typewriter. However I had an earlier version, which I lost, that had the letters in the book mixed around like it... Read morePublished on May 2, 2009 by Margaret W. Champlin