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List of the best James Thurber books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that James Thurber is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. His story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" has been adapted to film multiple times as well. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of James Thurber who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

This list ranges from The 13 Clocks to A Thurber Carnival and more. What are James Thurber's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.

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The 13 Clocks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
The 13 Clocks James Thurber

The Best James Thurber Quotes The Best Biographical Novels Ever Written

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitt... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best James Thurber Books

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My Life and Hard Times is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
My Life and Hard Times James Thurber

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A Thurber Carnival is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
A Thurber Carnival James Thurber

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Many Moons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
Many Moons James Thurber

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My World-and Welcome to It is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best James Thurber Books

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The Wonderful O is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
The Wonderful O James Thurber

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Fables for our time and famous... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best James Thurber Books

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Is sex necessary? or, Why you ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best James Thurber Books

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Writings and drawings is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
Writings and drawings James Thurber

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The Years with Ross is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
The Years with Ross James Thurber

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Thurber's dogs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
Thurber's dogs James Thurber

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The seal in the bedroom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
The seal in the bedroom James Thurber

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The middle-aged man on the fly... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best James Thurber Books

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Thurber country is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
Thurber country James Thurber

The Best Rolling Stone Covers The Most Heartbreaking Novels Ever Written

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Lanterns and lances is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
Lanterns and lances James Thurber

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The White Deer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
The White Deer James Thurber

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Alarms and diversions is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
Alarms and diversions James Thurber

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Worlds Without End is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
Worlds Without End James Thurber, Robert C Allen, Robert Thompson

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Let your mind alone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
Let your mind alone James Thurber

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The Male Animal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
The Male Animal James Thurber, Elliott Nugent

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The Owl in the Attic and Other... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best James Thurber Books

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The beast in me and other anim... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best James Thurber Books

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The Great Quillow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
The Great Quillow James Thurber

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Men, women, and dogs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
Men, women, and dogs James Thurber

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The dog department is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
The dog department James Thurber

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Better to Have Loafed and Lost is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best James Thurber Books

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The Thurber letters is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
The Thurber letters James Thurber

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The last flower is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
The last flower James Thurber

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Secret lives of Walter Mitty a... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best James Thurber Books

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Conversations with James Thurb... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best James Thurber Books

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Collecting Himself is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
Collecting Himself James Thurber

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92 stories is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
92 stories James Thurber

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People Have More Fun Than Anyb... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best James Thurber Books

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Selected letters of James Thur... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
Selected letters of James Thurber Edith Wharton, James Thurber, Raymond Carver