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The Chronicles of Clovis

von Saki

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

A House-Boat on the Styx

von John Kendrick Bangs

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...

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...

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...

Topper Takes a Trip

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...

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...

Mrs. Raffles

von John Kendrick Bangs

Being the Adventures of an Amateur Crackswoman.

All Roads Lead to Calvary

Skin and Bones

Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

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.

The Missing Angel

von Erle Cox

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

Cheerful—By Request

von Edna Ferber

A collection of 12 short stories.

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.

Rain in the Doorway

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...

The Stray Lamb