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A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthurs Court

  [english | 1889]  

Mark Twain


Summary: [This is the tale of a 19th-century citizen of Hartford Connecticut who awakens to find himself inexplicably transported back in time to early medieval England at the time of the legendary King Arthur in AD 528.]
Genres: [fiction | action adventure | humorousDownloads: 119

A House Boat On The Styx

  [english | 1895]  

John Kendrick Bangs


Summary: [The book begins with Charon ferryman of the Styx startled--and annoyed--by the arrival of a house boat on his mystical river. At first afraid that the boat will put him out of business he later finds out that he is to be appointed the boats janitor. What follows are eleven stories set on the house boat. There is no central theme each chapter features various souls from history and mythology and ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | humorousDownloads: 10

A Reversible Santa Claus

  [english | 1917]  

Meredith Nicholson


Summary: [A humorous and exciting story of a burglar who reformed on Christmas Eve and returned the things he had stolen told in Mr. Nicholsons best vein.]
Genres: [fiction | humorousDownloads: 9

A Voyage To The Moon

  [english | 1827]  

George Tucker


Summary: [On my return to this my native State as soon as it was noised abroad that I had met with extraordinary adventures and made a most wonderful voyage crowds of people pressed eagerly to see me.]
Genres: [fiction | humorous | science fictionDownloads: 234

All Roads Lead To Calvary

  [english | 1919]  

Jerome Klapka Jerome


Excerpts: [... the conception of an elaborately organized Hell, into which the God of the Christians plunged his creatures for all eternity! Of what use was such ...... remember, had been an invalid, rarely leaving her bedroom till the afternoon. Her father, the owner of large engineering works, she only saw, as a ...... of muscular effort in assisting him so that the episode which should have ...]
Genres: [fiction | humorousDownloads: 259

B R O B

  [english | 1962]  

Kurt Vonnegut


Summary: [Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (November 11 1922 ? April 11 2007) was one of the most influential American writers of the 20th century. He wrote such works as Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) Cats Cradle (1963) and Breakfast of Champions (1973) blending satire black comedy and science fiction. He was known for his humanist beliefs and was honorary president of the American Humanist Association.]
Genres: [fiction | humorous | science fictionDownloads: 330

Babbitt

  [english | 1922]  

Sinclair Lewis


Summary: [In this sardonic portrait of the up-and-coming middle class during the prosperous 1920s Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951) perfectly captures the sound the feel and the attitudes of the generation that created the cult of consumerism. With a sharp eye for detail and keen powers of observation Lewis tracks successful realtor George Babbitts daily struggles to rise to the top of his profession while ...]
Genres: [fiction | humorousDownloads: 320

Beasts And Super Beasts

  [english | 1914]  

Saki


Summary: [Beasts and Super-Beasts is a collection of short stories written by Saki (the literary pseudonym of Hector Hugh Munro) and first published in 1914. The title parodies that of George Bernard Shaws Man and Superman. Along with The Chronicles of Clovis Beasts and Super-Beasts is one of Sakis best-known works. It was his final collection of stories before his death in World War I and several of its ...]
Genres: [fiction | humorous | short storiesDownloads: 300

Botchan

  [english | 1919]  

Natsume Soseki


Summary: [Botchan () is a novel written by Natsume Sseki (real name: Kinnosuke Natsume) in 1906. It is considered to be one of the most popular novels in Japan read by most Japanese during their childhood. The central theme of the story is morality. (from Wikipedia)In its simplest understanding Botchan may be taken as an episode in the life of a son born in Tokyo hot-blooded simple-hearted pure as crystal ...]
Genres: [fiction | humorousDownloads: 362

Bouvard And Pecuchet

  [english | 1881]  

Gustave Flaubert


Summary: [Nowhere do Flauberts explorations of the relation of signs to the objects they signify reach a more thorough study than in this work. Bouvard and Pcuchet systematically confuse signs and symbols with reality an assumption that causes them much suffering as it does for Emma Bovary and Frdric Moreau. Yet here due to the explicit focus on books and knowledge Flauberts ideas reach a climax. ...]
Genres: [fiction | humorousDownloads: 40

Brother Jacob

  [english | 1860]  

George Eliot


Summary: [Silas Marner -- The lifted veil -- Brother Jacob -- Middlemarch.]
Genres: [fiction | humorousDownloads: 293

Cabbages And Kings

  [english | 1904]  

O Henry


Summary: [A series of stories which each explore some individual aspect of life in a paralytically sleepy Central American town while each advancing some aspect of the larger plot and relating back one to another in a complex structure which slowly explicates its own background even as it painstakingly erects a town which is one of the most detailed literary creations of the period. In this book O. Henry ...]
Genres: [fiction | humorous | short storiesDownloads: 99

Cheerful By Request

  [english | 1918]  

Edna Ferber


Summary: [Cheerful--by request.--The gay old dog.--The tough guy.--The eldest.--Thats marriage.--The woman who tried to be good.--The girl who went right.--The hooker-up-the-back.--The guiding Miss Gowd.--Sophy-as-she-might-have-been.--The three of them.--Shore leave.]
Genres: [fiction | humorous | short storiesDownloads: 166

Doctor Who And The Scales Of Injustice

  [english | 1996]  

Gary Russell


Summary: [The Silurians come up against a sinister government department.]
Genres: [fiction | humorous | science fictionDownloads: 229

Doctor Who Human Nature

  [english | 1995]  

Paul Cornell


Summary: [On the eve of the First World War John Smith teaches at an English public school. But is he all that he seems?]
Genres: [fiction | humorous | science fictionDownloads: 259

Doctor Who Nightshade

  [english | 1992]  

Mark Gatiss


Summary: [Monsters of the mind kill all in their path.]
Genres: [fiction | humorous | science fictionDownloads: 202

Doctor Who The Sands Of Time

  [english | 1996]  

Justin Richards


Summary: [An ancient Egyptian god is reborn through Nyssa. ]
Genres: [fiction | humorous | science fictionDownloads: 260

Don Quixote

  [english | 1615]  

Miguel Cervantes


Summary: [Don Quixote errant knight and sane madman with the company of his faithful squire and wise fool Sancho Panza together roam the world and haunt readers imaginations as they have for nearly four hundred years. ]
Genres: [fiction | humorousDownloads: 82

El Fantasma De Canterville

  [spanish | 1887]  

Oscar Wilde


Summary: [Es una parodia de los relatos de terror en la que un embajador americano Hiram B. Otis se traslada con su familia a un castillo encantado en Inglaterra. Lord Canterville dueo anterior del castillo le avisa de que el fantasma de Sir Simon de Canterville pulula por el castillo desde que este asesin a su esposa Lady Eleonore de Canterville. Pero el Sr. Otis desoye sus advertencias.As la familia ...]
Genres: [fiction | ghost | humorousDownloads: 378

El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote De La Mancha

  [spanish | 1605]  

Miguel Cervantes


Summary: [Don Quijote de la Mancha escrito por Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra editado en 1605 es una de las obras ms destacadas de la literatura espaola y la literatura universal y una de las ms traducidasLa novela consta de dos partes: la primera El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha fue publicada en 1605 la segunda El ingenioso caballero don Quijote de la Mancha en 1615.http://es.wikipedia....]
Genres: [fiction | humorousDownloads: 160
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