Book #58067

The Ice-Cream Headache and Other Stories - 1st Edition/1st Printing

James Jones

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Delacorte Press, 1968.

Price: $45.00

An unblemished first Printing of the First Edition in Fine condition, housed in an equally impressive dust-jacket.

Jones's brilliantly comic and inventive short stories are set in a world where the laws of physics and common sense are often reversed and where the unexpected always happens. In "The Ice-Cream Headache," a man's head becomes frozen solid after eating an ice cream cone, and he must go to extreme measures to cure himself. In "The Dog Who Wouldn't Be," a dog refuses to obey his master's commands and instead spends his days lounging on a sun-drenched beach. In "The Emperor's New Clothes," a boy is convinced that the emperor is wearing new clothes, even though everyone else can see that he is wearing the same clothes that they are. These stories are full of humor and surprises, and will leave readers eager for more.; 8vo; 238 pages.