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This Simian World, by Clarence Day (Kindle .mobi)
How would the world have fared had cats, ants, elephants … been in charge? An anti-heroic Darwinian satire on the origins of human nature, by a colleague of S.J. Perelman, James Thurber, Robert Benchley and the Marx Brothers. New, corrected OCR with the author’s illustrations.
“A wise and delightful book” – Dean Acheson (Truman’s Secretary of State, 1949-53)
“The monkey in me has never been more clearly perceived” – E.B. White (Charlotte’s Web, Strunk & White)
“If I had never done anything but publish Clarence Day, I would be satisfied” – Harold Ross (creator of The New Yorker)
“A little masterpiece” – The Liberator (American Communist magazine, 1921)
“A brilliant satire on the foibles of the human race” – Kirkus Reviews (1936)
“Still relevant to an understanding of the human animal in New York, Washington or anywhere else” – Alfred A. Knopf (Day’s publisher, in 1981)