Author:Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb

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Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
(1876–1944)
American author, humorist, and columnist authored more than 60 books and 300 short stories, several of which were adapted into movies. Best known for his humorous stories of Kentucky; Speaking of Operations (1916), and anti-prohibition ode to bourbon, Red Likker (1929). Pen name: Irvin s. Cobb.
Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb


Works[edit]

(partial list)


  • A Little Town Called Montignies St. Christophe – 1907 story
  • Funabashi - 1907 musical comedy
  • Mr. Busybody - 1908 musical comedy
  • Talks with the Fat Chauffeur – 1909 collection
  • The Escape of Mr. Trimm – 1910 story
  • The Exit of Anse Dugmore – 1911 story
  • Cobb's Anatomy – 1912 book
  • Words and Music – 1912 story
  • 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
  • Fishhead – 1913 story
  • 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
  • Old Judge Priest – 1916 collected storie
  • 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 Great Auk – 1917 story
  • The Thunders of Silence – 1918 book
  • Boys Will be Boys – 1918 story
  • 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
  • The Life of the Party – 1919 book
  • The Works of Irvin S. Cobb (14 volumes) – 1912-20 collections
  • From Place to Place – 1920 collection
  • Oh, Well, You Know How Women Are! – published in one volume with Isn't That Just Like a Man! by Mary Roberts Rinehart – 1920 book
  • The Abandoned Farmers – 1920 collection
  • A Plea for Old Cap Collier – 1921 book
  • Darkness – 1921 story
  • One Third Off – 1921 book
  • 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
  • The Snake Doctor – 1923 story
  • Snake Doctor and Other Stories – 1923 collection


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1944, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. Works by this author may also 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.