Archy and Mehitabel
is, to my mind, a distinguished work in American letters. -- E. B. White
Don Marquis is our closest spiritual descendant of Mark Twain. -- Christopher Morley
About the Author
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.