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Don Marquis

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Don Marquis (1878–1937) was a journalist and columnist in New York City and the author of several novels, short-story collections, and plays.

E. B. White (1899–1985) was a Pulitzer Prize–winning writer, New Yorker contributor, and author of Stuart Little and Charlotte’s Web.

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Archy and Mehitabel

Written by Don Marquis


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 29, 1987
Price: $14.00

Began as a column for The New York Sun in 1916, Archy, literary cockroach who types out vers libre by banging his head against the keys (but can't reach the shift key), and Mehitabel, the sultry cat
reincarnated from Cleopatra, have since gained a worldwide following. The now classic tale of... Read more >
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Archy and Mehitabel

Written by Don Marquis


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 7, 2012
Price: $9.99

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The Best of Archy and Mehitabel

Written by Don Marquis


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 14, 2012
Price: $9.99

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The Best of Archy and Mehitabel

Written by Don Marquis


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $13.50

A selection of the best of the hilarious free-verse poems by the irreverent cockroach poet Archy and his alley-cat pal Mehitabel.

Don Marquis’s famous fictional insect appeared in his newspaper columns from 1916 into the 1930s, and he has delighted generations of readers ever since. A poet in a former life, Archy... Read more >
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The Lives and Times of Archy and Mehitabel

Written by Don Marquis


Format: eBook, 477 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: January 16, 2013
Price: $9.99

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