The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody

Author(s): Will Cuppy; William Steig (Illustrator)


A very funny view of famous people throughout history by New Yorker humorist Will Cuppy. Hysterically funny (yet historically accurate), Cuppy transforms luminaries such as Nero, Cleopatra, Alexander the Great, Lucrezia Borgia, Attila the Hun, Lady Godiva and Miles Standish into human beings. These are not the usual portraits but as we would have known them Cuppy-wise: foolish, fallible, and very much our common ancestors. When it was first published in 1950 The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody was on the New York Times best-seller list for four months and has endured as a classic of American humor.

2002. Reprint. A near fine copy only marked by light age tanning to the edge of the text block. The d/w is unclipped and fine.


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General Fields

  • : 9780750932035
  • : Sutton Publishing
  • : Sutton Publishing
  • : March 2002
  • : {"length"=>["22"], "width"=>["14"], "units"=>["Centimeters"]}
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 256
  • : 902.0783
  • : Hardback
  • : Will Cuppy; William Steig (Illustrator)