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A Book Of Burlesques

  [english | 1916]  

H Mencken


Summary: [Henry Louis H. L. Mencken (September 12 1880 - January 29 1956) was an American journalist essayist magazine editor satirist acerbic critic of American life and culture and a student of American English. Mencken known as the Sage of Baltimore is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the 20th century. Mencken is known for writing The ...]
Genres: [humorDownloads: 131

A Book Of Nonsense

  [english | 1862]  

Edward Lear


Summary: [Edward Lear (12 May 1812 ? 29 January 1888) was an English artist illustrator author and poet renowned today primarily for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose and especially his limericks a form that he popularised.]
Genres: [humor | poetryDownloads: 77

A Circuit Rider Wife

  [english | 1910]  

Corra Harris


Summary: [Wonderful amusing thought-provoking memoir of Mrs. Harris married life as a preachers wife in the turn of the century rural South.]
Genres: [fiction and literature | humor | religionDownloads: 439

A Dominie In Doubt

  [english | 1921]  

A Neill


Excerpts: [... the boot he was repairing. What did it dee o'. and there followed an argument about the symptoms of swine fever. An English reader of The House ...... it merely buries itself in the unconscious. Many years later the exhibition impulse comes out in sublimated form as a desire to show off before the ...... to prove that your methods are all wrong. Let it come gradually that's what I ...]
Genres: [fiction and literature | humorDownloads: 114

A Flier In Longevity

  [english | 1913]  

Wallace Irwin


Excerpts: [... a buxom village to an infant metropolis. On the strength of intemperate boosts for her temperate climate, she could now boast her seventy-five thousand ...... back yard where Mrs. Mary Casey's red hen scratched the roots of a real-estate sign. So Paradise must have looked when municipal improvement set in. The ...... mahogany of the Grand Hotel bar Brian observed State Senator ...]
Genres: [short story | humor | romanceDownloads: 182

A Golfing Idyll

  [english | 1897]  

A Islay Bannerman


Excerpts: [... there. As to Golf I can, I think, hold my own with most of the Golfing sisterhood, and am well up in the jargon of the Links and game. One ...... every word they uttered. The old man did not seem to mind my presence in the least. Before commencing his tale he looked round, saw me, and, with a ...... six months gane, a drucken deevil,. You led the ball in waste and revel. Were ...]
Genres: [poetry | games | humorDownloads: 172

A Guest At The Ludlow

  [english | 1896]  

Bill Nye


Excerpts: [... are POOR. 115. Three or four times as much oxygen is consumed in activity as in repose, hence the hors' nests introduced by me last season 124. Playing ...... for two minutes. She dressed simply, wearing the same clothes while tooling cross-country before breakfast that she wore at the scalp dance the evening ...... He went along to explain things to me, and talk to me when I ...]
Genres: [short story collection | humorDownloads: 181

A Guide To Men

  [english | 1922]  

Helen Rowland


Summary: [A Fictional Guide to Scotland is a collection of short stories and one poem from 17 writers who were either Scottish by birth or lived in Scotland at the time of submission. The pieces which made it into the book were selected through an anonymous submissions process with an OpenInk editor Elizabeth Reeder and guest editors Meaghan Delahunt and Suhayl Saadi choosing the final pieces. OpenInk was ...]
Genres: [humorDownloads: 131

A Humorous History Of England

  [english | 1920]  

C Harrison


Excerpts: [... future progress of this State,. Must own the chiefest fact to be. Her escalator is the Sea._. [Illustration: Take cover]. Prehistoric Historians ...... too long to spell. He joined in little feuds no doubt. And with his weapons fashioned out. Of flint, went boldly to the fray. And cracked ...... the Saxons aches and pains. They sailed right up our rivers broad,. Putting the natives ...]
Genres: [poetry | humor | historyDownloads: 342

A Learned Dissertation On Dumpling 1726

  [english | 1727]  

Henry Charles Carey


Excerpts: [... Vinton A. Dearing, University of California, Los Angeles Arthur Friedman, University of Chicago Louis A. Landa, Princeton University Earl Miner, University ...... is call'd BRAND's to this Day [' invisible] his real Name was John Brand, [here and above, see Author's Correction] not one of the King's Cooks [' invisible] ...... wiser and wiser, the Project was improv'd, and Dumpling ...]
Genres: [humorDownloads: 95

A Line O Verse Or Two

  [english | 1911]  

Bert Leston Taylor


Excerpts: [... put it in practice and find if it fact is,. Or only a mystical rigmarole.. . . . . . . . . . . The very next night our anchorite. Of ...... friar. Exclaimed at these whoppings spectacular. And even the Abbot remarked that the habit. Of scourging oneself might be carried too far. My ...... that is evil,. Thatisthe limit-theend Pride of the forest primeval. IN THE LAMPLIGHT. The ...]
Genres: [poetry | humorDownloads: 420

A Little Traitor To The South

  [english | 1903]  

Cyrus Townsend Brady


Excerpts: [... hated Rhett Sempland per contra, at that moment, she loved Harry Lacy. For Harry Lacy was he about whom the difference began. Rhett Sempland, confident ...... nothing to do with him. . Chapter Ii. She Hates Them Both.CHAPTER II. SHE HATES THEM BOTH. You are, he said at last, a lonely, unprotected ...... you love him-or me.. The girl stared from one to the other in indignant ...]
Genres: [humor | warDownloads: 240

A Master Of Craft

  [english | 1899]  

W Jacobs


Summary: [The black hour by A. Philips and G. Stair.--A nightmare of the Doldrums by W. C. Russell.--The fate of the Alida by L. Becke.--The salving of the Duncansby Head by C. J. C. Hyne.--A ride on a whale by F. T. Bullen.--The floating beacon anonymous.--False colors by W. W. Jacobs.--The strange story of the Emily Brand by A. H. Allen.--The craft of death by R. T. Rose.--The derelict Neptune b]
Genres: [humorDownloads: 161

A Miscellany Of Men

  [english | 1912]  

G Chesterton


Summary: [Salamander: A Miscellany of Poetry was an anthology of poetry published by George Allen and Unwin in 1947 and featuring the work of many of the Cairo poets. It was edited by Keith Bullen and John Cromer. The title alluded to the rebirth of culture from the ashes of World War II. It put itself forward as a microcosm of world literature but the sympathies of the editors were Georgian and ...]
Genres: [mysterydetective | humor | short story collectionDownloads: 323

A Mummer Tale

  [english | 1921]  

Anatole France


Excerpts: [... the left. asked Nanteuil. Resolved, continued the doctor, to render them less strong and less daring. He divided each into two, so that they had ...... else is clever.. It's true, what Robert says. exclaimed Nanteuil, sincerely impressed. And she added thoughtfully: At any rate, doctor, one thing ...... my accounts to bring up to date.. This was the formula which she usually ...]
Genres: [humor | fiction and literatureDownloads: 171

A Parody Outline Of History

  [english | 1921]  

Donald Ogden Stewart


Summary: [A Parody Outline Of History by Donald Ogden Stewart. The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subjects Parodies United States Fiction Historical Fiction Humorous History General Humor General Humor Form Comic Strips]
Genres: [humor | history | satireDownloads: 36

A Rogue Life

  [english | 1879]  

Wilkie Collins


Summary: [A young man of respectable family finds it difficult to settle down to the dull life his relatives expect of him and they cast him off. Then he falls in love at first sight with a mysterious young woman and gets into further trouble. Pleasant but unexciting reading.]
Genres: [humor | mysterydetective | romanceDownloads: 64

A Romance Of Kangaroo Point

  [english | 1876]  

Ernest Favenc


Summary: [A Romance Of Kangaroo Point by Ernest Favenc. o The first Kindle version of A Romance of Kangaroo Point for sale on Amazon. o MY name is Mervington Smythers. I was born in London but have not had the inestimable advantage of in any way profiting by my short residence in that centre of civilisation being only some four years old when my parents landed in Sydney. My father was a gentleman living ...]
Genres: [fiction and literature | satire | humorDownloads: 272

Adventures And Recollections

  [english | 1893]  

William Wright


Summary: [Adventures And Recollections by Bill O Th Hoylus End. The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subjects Texas United States Mexican War 1846-1848 Biography]
Genres: [humorDownloads: 192

Adventures Of Bindle

  [english | 1918]  

Herbert Jenkins


Summary: [Adventures Of Bindle by Herbert George Jenkins. The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge.]
Genres: [humor | short story collectionDownloads: 123
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