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The Best James Thurber Books  

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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 Secret Life of Walter Mitt... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
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The 13 Clocks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
James Thurber
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Fables for our time and famous... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
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A Thurber Carnival is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
James Thurber
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My Life and Hard Times is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
James Thurber
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Is sex necessary? or, Why you ... 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
James Thurber
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My World-and Welcome to It is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
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Thurber's dogs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
James Thurber
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The Years with Ross is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
James Thurber
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Many Moons is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
James Thurber
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Writings and drawings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
James Thurber
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Thurber country is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
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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Men, women, and dogs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
James Thurber
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Secret lives of Walter Mitty a... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
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The seal in the bedroom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
James Thurber
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The White Deer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
James Thurber
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Lanterns and lances is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
James Thurber
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Better to Have Loafed and Lost is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
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Conversations with James Thurb... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
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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 Male Animal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
James Thurber, Elliott Nugent
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Let your mind alone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
James Thurber
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Alarms and diversions is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best James Thurber Books
James Thurber