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The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont

von Robert Barr

The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont (1906) brings together tales of the multifarious exploits of Robert Barr's elegant and cunning sleuth, Valmont, a brilliantly ironic parody of Sherlock Holmes. Exhibiting the crucial...

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...

The Ghost-Extinguisher

von Frank Gelett Burgess

This short story must have been the inspiration for the popular movie "Ghost Busters" (1984). The humorist-author here tells the tale of a scientist-philosopher who invents devices to capture ghosts and sets...

Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

Topper Takes a Trip

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...

Three Men on the Bummel

The Missing Angel

von Erle Cox

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

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...

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.

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.

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.

Turnabout

Parnassus On Wheels

von Christopher Morley

Parnassus on Wheels is Morley's first novel, about a fictional traveling book-selling business. The original owner of the business, Roger Mifflin, sells it to 39-year-old Helen McGill, who is tired of taking...

Skin and Bones

Erewhon, or Over The Range

Rain in the Doorway

The Stray Lamb

Cheerful—By Request

von Edna Ferber

A collection of 12 short stories.