Author:Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb

Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb

American author, humorist, and columnist authored more than 60 books and 300 short stories; known for humorous stories of Kentucky; Speaking of Operations (1916), and an anti-prohibition ode to bourbon, Red Likker (1929). Pen name: Irvin S. Cobb

Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb

Works Edit

  • Funabashi, 1907 musical comedy
  • Mr. Busybody, 1908 musical comedy
  • Talks with the Fat Chauffeur, 1909 collection
  • Cobb's Anatomy, 1912 book
  • Back Home: Being the Narrative of Judge Priest and His People, 1912 collection
  • The Escape of Mr. Trimm: His Plight and Other Plights, 1913 collection
  • Cobb's Bill of Fare, 1913 book
  • Roughing It Deluxe, 1914 book
  • Europe Revised, 1914 book
  • Irvin Cobb at his Best, 1915 collection
  • Back Home, 1912, produced as a comedy, 1915
  • Paths of Glory: Impressions of War Written at and Near the Front (expanded as The Red Glutton), 1915 book
  • Speaking of Operations, 1915 book (external scan)
  • Old Judge Priest, 1916 collected stories
  • Fibble, D.D., 1916 collection
  • Local Color, 1916 collection
  • Speaking of Prussians, 1917 book
  • The Lost Tribes of the Irish in the South, 1917 booklet
  • Those Times and These, 1917 collection
  • The Thunders of Silence, 1918 book
  • The Glory of the Coming: What Mine Eyes Have Seen of Americans in Action in This Year of Grace and Allied Endeavor, 1919 book
  • Eating in Two or Three Languages, 1919 book (external scan)
  • The Life of the Party, 1919 book (external scan)
  • The Works of Irvin S. Cobb (14 volumes), 1912-20 collections
  • The Abandoned Farmers, 1920 collection
  • A Plea for Old Cap Collier, 1921 book (external scan)
  • One Third Off, 1921 book (external scan)
  • Sundry Accounts, 1922 collection
  • J. Poindexter, Colored, 1922 book
  • Myself to Date, 1923 book (Stickfuls: Compositions of a Newspaper Minion)
  • A Laugh a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: His Favorite Stories as Told by Irvin S. Cobb, 1923 collection
  • Snake Doctor and Other Stories, 1923 collection
  • Irvin Cobb at His Best (1923) (external scan)
  • Goin' on Fourteen: Being Cross-sections Out of a Year in the Life of an Average Boy (1924)
  • Indiana: Cobb's America Guyed Books (1924)
  • Kansas: Cobb's America Guyed Books (1924)
  • Kentucky: Cobb's America Guyed Books (1924)
  • Maine: Cobb's America Guyed Books (1924)
  • New York: Cobb's America Guyed Books (1924)
  • North Carolina: Cobb's America Guyed Books (1924) (external scan)

Short Story Collections Edit

  • From Place to Place (1920) (external scan)
    • The Gallowsmith
    • The Thunders of Silence
    • "Boys Will be Boys", 1918 (external scan)
    • The Luck Piece
    • Quality Folks
    • John J. Coincidence
    • When August the Second was April the First
    • Hoodwinked
    • "The Bull Called Emily" (1921) (external scan)
  • Snake Doctor and Other Stories (1923) (external scan)
    • "The Snake Doctor" (1923)
    • "One Block from Fifth Avenue"
    • "--That He Shall Also Reap"
    • "Red Handed"
    • "Otherwise Sweet William"
    • "His Mother's Apron Strings"
    • "This Hero Business"
    • "The Eminent Dr. Deeves"
    • "The Second Coming of a First Husband"

Individual short works Edit

  1. "Goin' on Fourteen" (1923 Dec)
  2. "The Prisoner of Chill On" (1924 Jan)
  3. "The Boy Who Was Born to Be Hanged" (1924 Feb)
  4. "The Young Treasure Seekers" (1924 Mar)
  5. "A Day With a Reformed Character" (1924 Apr)
  6. "Entertainment for Man and Beast" (1924 Apr)
  7. "A Crown Prince in Banishment" (1924 June)
  8. "Little Short Pantsleroy" (1924 July)
  9. "The Surprised Party" (1924 Aug)
  10. "Exit Master Grub, Enter Mister Butterfly" (1924 Sept)
  • "The Chocolate Hyena" (1924)


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1928.

This author died in 1944, so works by this author are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 78 years or less. These works may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.


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