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The Night Life of the Gods

The Mirror of Kong Ho

di 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...

Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

The Chronicles of Clovis

di Saki

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

The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont

di 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...

Brother Jacob

di George Eliot

Brother Jacob is Eliot's literary homage to Thackeray, a satirical modern fable that draws telling parallels between eating and reading. Revealing Eliot's deep engagement with the question of whether there are...

Three Men on the Bummel

A House-Boat on the Styx

di 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...

A Reversible Santa Claus

di 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.

All Roads Lead to Calvary

Turnabout

The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

di 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 Stray Lamb

The Brass Bottle

di 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...

Erewhon, or Over The Range

The Missing Angel

di Erle Cox

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

Cheerful—By Request

di Edna Ferber

A collection of 12 short stories.

The Bishop's Jaegers

The Adventures of Roderick Random

di Tobias Smollett

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

The Glorious Pool