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Stephen Leacock Collection

by Stephen Leacock eBookIt.com (July 16, 2013)

Stephen Leacock Collection

Arcadian Adventures With the Idle Rich

The Dawn of Canadian History: A Chronicle of Aboriginal Canada

Frenzied Fiction

Further Foolishness

The Hohenzollerns in America

Literary Lapses...


Goodbye Mrs Robinson

by Fiona O'Malley eBookIt.com (December 14, 2013)

Goodbye Mrs. Robinson is an Irish, very black comedy about a brother and sister who find themselves in a very complex plot to claim money from their foster mother's insurance. Set in Galway, West Ireland this...


The Made-Up Man

by Joseph Scapellato Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 05, 2019)

Existential noir meets absurd comedy when a young man reluctantly enlists as source material for an art project

Stanley had known it was a mistake to accept his uncle Lech’s offer to apartment-sit in Prague—he’d...


Cotton

by Paul Heald Yucca (July 12, 2016)

When new evidence arises in a cold case, can Professor Hopkins refrain from delving into a newfound world of corruption, vice, and danger?

Stanley Hopkins cannot resist the invitation from a honey-voiced US attorney...


An Idiot in Love

by David Jester Skyhorse (June 07, 2016)

"Raw, raunchy, laugh-out-loud funny, and surprisingly affecting, An Idiot In Love is a deeply relatable page-turner. The honesty, candor, and humor of David Jester's prose is something to be admired and enjoyed....


Match Made in Manhattan

by Amanda Stauffer Skyhorse (January 23, 2018)

After two intense, dead-end relationships, serial monogamist Alison finds herself confused, lonely, and drastically out of touch with the world of modern dating. Refusing to wallow, she signs up for a popular...


An Idiot in Marriage

by David Jester Skyhorse (July 04, 2017)

Kieran McCall’s youth was a series of misguided attempts at love—a succession of sexual failures that always ended in disaster but somehow led to something worthwhile. As an adult, his failures looked like...


All the Beautiful People We Once Knew

by Edward Carlson Skyhorse (August 01, 2017)

For fans of Don DeLillo and Joseph O’Neill, an enthralling debut about the one percent, what they’ll do to stay on top, and the callous gaze they turn on those below them.

Burned-out and alienated, Kilgore...


The Chief of Rally Tree

by Jennifer Boyden Skyhorse (November 06, 2018)

Dina’s gone. She left a note, she left her plants, and she left what her husband, Roal, thought was her entire world. Nothing remained but some frozen dinners and the mysterious last line of her final message:...


Funeral Platter

by Greg Ames Arcade (October 24, 2017)

From the author of Buffalo Lockjaw comes a mordantly humorous collection of taut, off-the-wall, and heartbreaking short stories. A young girl aspiring to be a ventriloquist using a burnt log as a dummy; Franz...


So You Think You Can Be President?

by Iris Burnett & Clay Greager Skyhorse (February 15, 2011)

"So You Think You Can Be President? is required reading not just for those of us who have had the audacity to ask ourselves that question, but for everyone."—Senator John Kerry What exactly does the leader...


Starbucks Nation

by Chris Ver Wiel Arcade (October 17, 2011)

Here is a devastating, hilarious satire of coffee-swilling, celebrity-obsessed Southern California pop culture by one of the freshest new voices in fiction. Morgan Beale has a celebutante, masochist wife and...


An Irish Christmas Feast

by John B. Keane Skyhorse (October 11, 2011)

This bountiful collection of more than fifty tales by one of Ireland’s liveliest and most popular writers offers holiday charm and Gaelic humor by the Christmas stockingful. Drawing on the rich folk culture...


Excuse Me For Living

by Ric Klass Arcade (October 08, 2012)

WINNER, LOS ANGELES BOOK FESTIVAL, GENERAL FICTION, 2012-2013

FINALIST, FOREWORD REVIEWS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD, GENERAL FICTION, 2012

One of New York’s finest saves brilliant and debonair (but drug-addicted)...


Letters from an Unknown Woman

by Gerard Woodward Arcade (October 17, 2011)

With her children evacuated and her husband at the front, Tory Pace is grudgingly sharing the family home with her irascible mother; working at the local gelatin factory—to help the war effort—and generally...


Heloise And Bellinis

by Harry Cipriani Arcade (February 07, 2012)

This charmingly inventive, deliciously improbable seriocomic novel opens at eleven o’clock in the morning of July 14 in the year 2000 on the Avenue d’Angleterre in Beirut. Private George Smith of the American...


Big Breasts and Wide Hips

by Mo Yan & Howard Goldblatt Arcade (December 12, 2011)

In his latest novel, Mo Yan—arguably China’s most important contemporary literary voice—recreates the historical sweep and earthy exuberance of his much acclaimed novel Red Sorghum. In a country where...


Grower's Market

by Michael Baughman Skyhorse (March 10, 2015)

Growers Market is set in remote marijuana country peopled with characters whose backgrounds are diverse and whose futures are uncertain. Sunbeam, who entered adult life as a 1960s San Francisco hippie girl,...


A Bright Moon for Fools

by Jasper Gibson Skyhorse (September 01, 2015)

“Very funny, very unpleasant, and very moving.” —Michael Palin

Harry Christmas is unable to cope with the death of his wife and has been bouncing from one bad decision to the next. After a terrifying assault...


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain Clydesdale (May 17, 2016)

Packaged in handsome, affordable trade editions, Clydesdale Classics is a new series of essential literary works. The series features literary phenomena with influence and themes so great that, after their publication,...


The Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book

by Brian Boone & Amanda Brack Sky Pony (October 10, 2017)

Why did Voldemort cross the road? Because he looks like a demented chicken.

Muggle world got you down? Dark Lord actively trying to end you? Horcrux fell in between the abyss that is your couch cushions? Need...


X20: A Novel of (Not) Smoking

by Richard Beard Arcade (October 06, 1997)

Gregory Simpson is thirty and trying to quit, keeping ten fingers glued to a keyboard in order to fight their incessant ache to hold a burning paper tube filled with dead leaves. In twenty entries in twenty...


The Woman Who Kept Everything

by Jane Gilley Avon (December 03, 2018)

The Lady in the Van meets The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry in this uplifting, funny and moving debut novel about a 79-year-old hoarder who is convinced the world is against her.

79-year-old Gloria Frensham...


An Impossible Thing Called Love

by Belinda Missen HQ Digital (November 18, 2018)

Don’t miss the new delightfully uplifting book from the author of A Recipe for Disaster!

A second chance at love…

When globe-trotting Emmy first fell for first-aider William on a freezing New Year’s Eve,...


Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice

by James Branch Cabell Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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...


A Tale of Negative Gravity

by Frank R. Stockton Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A retired middle-aged gentleman and his wife take a long walk, arm-in-arm, many miles, up hills, across fields, with a laden knapsack and a heavy picnic basket, and yet they are completely at ease because of...


Sartor Resartus

by Elizabeth Barrett Browning Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Sartor Resartus was a strange and new book when it was first published in 1833, and in many ways it remains a strange and new book today. The bulk of the novel takes the form of the a commentary on the life...


The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia

by Samuel Johnson Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Rasselas is a fable-like story, more apologue than novel, written by Johnson in 1759 to help pay for the costs of his recently-deceased mother’s funeral. While the plot is basic and the characters are thin,...


Nightmare Abbey

by Thomas Love Peacock Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Published in 1818, Peacock’s novella Nightmare Abbey is a gentle satire of the then-popular gothic movement in literature. He pokes fun at the genre’s obsessions and most of the book’s characters are caricatures...


The Warden

by Anthony Trollope Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The Warden is concerned with the unassuming Rev. Septimus Harding, who has for many years been the Warden of Hiram’s Hospital in the fictional town of Barchester. This “hospital” is what we would today...


Gulliver's Travels

by Jonathan Swift Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), officially Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships, is a novel by Jonathan...


Lady Susan

by Jane Austen Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Austen's "most wicked tale," Lady Susan is a short epistolary novel by Jane Austen, possibly written in 1794 but not published until 1871. Lady Susan is a selfish, attractive woman, who tries to trap the best...


Our Mutual Friend

by Charles Dickens Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A satiric masterpiece about the allure and peril of money, Our Mutual Friend revolves around the inheritance of a dust-heap where the rich throw their trash. When the body of John Harmon, the dust-heap’s expected...


The Pickwick Papers

by Charles Dickens Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The first ray of light which illumines the gloom, and converts into a dazzling brilliancy that obscurity in which the earlier history of the public career of the immortal Pickwick would appear to be involved,...


The First Men in the Moon

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The novel tells the story of a journey to the moon by the impecunious businessman Mr Bedford and the brilliant but eccentric scientist Dr Cavor. On arrival, Bedford and Cavor find the moon inhabited by a race...


The Way We Live Now

by Anthony Trollope Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Widely acknowledged to be the masterpiece of Trollope's prolific Victorian career, "The Way We Live Now" is the scathing satire he wrote upon returning to England after traveling abroad. In seeking to discuss...


My Man Jeeves

by P. G. Wodehouse Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

My Man Jeeves is a collection of short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the UK in May 1919 by George Newnes. Of the eight stories in the collection, half feature the popular characters Jeeves and...


The Canterville Ghost

by Oscar Wilde Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

There has been a ghost in the house for three hundred years, and LordCanterville's family have had enough of it. So Lord Canterville sells his grandold house to an American family. Mr Hiram B. Otis is happy...


Babbitt

by Sinclair Lewis Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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...


2 B R O 2 B

by Kurt Vonnegut Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

2 B R 0 2 B is a satiric short story that imagines life (and death) in a future world where aging has been “cured” and population control is mandated and administered by the government.


Martin Chuzzlewit

by Charles Dickens Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit (commonly known as Martin Chuzzlewit) is a novel by Charles Dickens, considered the last of his picaresque novels. It was originally serialised in 1843 and 1844....


R. Holmes & Co.

by John Kendrick Bangs Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A collection of 10 short stories about the son of Sherlock Holmes and grandson of Raffles.


Erewhon, or Over The Range

by Samuel Butler Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Erewhon: or, Over the Range (e-re-whon) is a novel by Samuel Butler which was first published anonymously in 1872. The title is also the name of a country, supposedly discovered by the protagonist. In the novel,...


A House-Boat on the Styx

by John Kendrick Bangs Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

1895. Illustrated. Bangs wrote mostly comic satirical fiction and is immortalized by the term Bangsian, which refers to a fantasy set in the afterlife, usually involving famous dead folk as the characters. Contents:...


The Europeans

by Henry James Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Eugenia, an expatriated American, is the morganatic wife of a German prince, who is about to reject her in favor of a state marriage. With her artist brother Felix Young she travels to Boston to visit relatives...


Brother Jacob

by George Eliot Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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...


The Hand of Ethelberta

by Thomas Hardy Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

At the beginning of the book, we are told that Ethelberta was raised in humble circumstances but, through her work as a governess, married well at the age of eighteen. Her husband died two weeks after the wedding...


Sylvie and Bruno

by Lewis Carroll Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

- One little picture in this book, the Magic Locket, at p. 77, was drawn by 'Miss Alice Havers.' I did not state this on the title-page, since it seemed only due, to the artist of all these (to my mind) wonderful...


The Napoleon of Notting Hill

by G. K. Chesterton Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

First published in 1904, this allegorical fantasy is, perhaps, Chesterton's most curious book, a futuristic satire on public apathy, the corruption of the ruling class, and the collapse of local tradition. Though...


Short Fiction

by Rog Phillips, André Norton & Philip K. Dick Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Philip K. Dick built an enduring literary reputation writing powerful science fiction in the pulp magazines of the 50s and beyond. This collection of several of his short works, arranged in chronological order...