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Love Insurance

von Earl Derr Biggers

Allan, Lord Harrowby, son and heir of James Nelson Harrowby, came to Lloyds of London with a most unusual request for insurance. He knew that Lloyds took out policies on unusual risks. And what he wanted was...

Beasts and Super-Beasts

von Saki

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.Along with The Chronicles of Clovis, Beasts and Super-Beasts...

Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

The Mirror of Kong Ho

von Ernest Bramah Smith

A lively and amusing collection of letters on western living written by Kong Ho, a Chinese gentleman. These addressed to his homeland, refer to the Westerners in London as barbarians and many of the aids to...

Topper Takes a Trip

Three Men on the Bummel

The Brass Bottle

von Thomas Anstey Guthrie

A djinn, sealed in a jar for three thousand years, has been found by Horace Ventimore, a young and not very flourishing architect. Upon his release the djinn expresses his gratitude by seeking to grant his benefactor's...

The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

von Tobias Smollett

The story of the fortunes and misfortunes of the egotistical dandy Peregrine Pickle, and it provides a comic and caustic portrayal of 18th century European society.

A Reversible Santa Claus

von Meredith Nicholson

A humorous and exciting story of a burglar who reformed on Christmas Eve and returned the things he had stolen, told in Mr. Nicholson's best vein.

Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice

von James Branch Cabell

Jurgen, A Comedy of Justice is a 1919 fantasy book by James Branch Cabell - the eighth among some fifty-two books written by this author - which gained fame (or notoriety, in the view of some) shortly after...

The Adventures of Roderick Random

von Tobias Smollett

A picaresque novel, partially based on Smollett's experience as a naval-surgeon’s mate in the British Navy.

The Chronicles of Clovis

von Saki

One of Saki's best-known works. A collection of satirical short stories featuring Clovis.

The Missing Angel

von Erle Cox

A man trades his soul to the Devil -- and is happier for it.

Erewhon, or Over The Range

Cheerful—By Request

von Edna Ferber

A collection of 12 short stories.

Tartarin of Tarascon

von Alphonse Daudet

The burlesque adventures of Tartarin, a local hero of Tarascon, a small town in southern France, whose invented adventures and reputation as a swashbuckler finally force him to travel to a very prosaic Algiers...

All Roads Lead to Calvary

A Voyage to the Moon

von George Tucker

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.

The Bishop's Jaegers

Rain in the Doorway