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The Love Book

by Nina Solomon Kaylie Jones Books (December 15, 2014)

An anti-romantic comedy about the misadventures of four women who meet on a singles' bike trip.


School Board

by Mike Freedman Broken Levee Books (August 25, 2014)

Tucker Davis, an eccentric teenager, runs against an energy executive for a school board seat in Houston, Texas, in 1999.


Quentin and the Cave Boy - A Humorous Adventure Story for Ages 8 to 88

by Susan Gabriel Wild Lily Arts, Inc. (July 10, 2014)

A Humorous Adventure Story for Kids 8 to 88 The STONE Age meets the TEENage! Quentin Moss is an average 13-year-old boy with an anything-but-average problem: the cave boy he dreamed about last night has shown...


The Failure

by James Greer Akashic Books (March 01, 2010)

A hilarious and immaculately written story set in Los Angeles exploring the inevitability of failure.


Every Boy Should Have a Man

by Preston L. Allen Akashic Books (April 19, 2013)

Echoing Jonathan Swift, Preston L. Allen breaks new ground with a new novel that is part allegory, part fantasy.


The Inlooker: Full Length

by Terry Tumbler Sombrella (September 01, 2014)

This is a ‘black humour’ science fiction story set in the near future, where a man finds that he has a very special talent. It is to take over other people’s souls and thus possess their bodies as if they...


Rip Van Winkle: A Posthumous Tale of Diedrich Knickerbocker

by Washington Irving Dover Publications (June 02, 2014)

In this 1819 classic of colonial life, a henpecked villager goes rambling through the Catskills, meets mysterious strangers with a powerful liquor, and awakens 20 years later to a changed world.


The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (June 02, 2014)

The great American humorist first came to national attention with the 1865 publication of this tall tale of a gambler and his high-jumping frog. Includes French translation and Twain's amusing re-translation....


Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group

by Ian F. Svenonius Akashic Books (January 01, 2012)

Washington, D.C.-based rock 'n' roll antihero Ian F. Svenonius provides an unparalleled and exquisitely provocative how-to guide for rock bands.


Death of an Old Git

by Andrea Frazer Accent Press (September 19, 2013)

 A village detective series with a delightful slice of humour.

In the village of Castle Farthing a spiteful old man is found murdered in his kitchen. DI Falconer and his new sergeant, Carmichael, investigate...


Coyote Point Casino

by Rick Zalon Christopher Matthews Publishing (October 01, 2013)

The saga of Jim McBride, a feckless adjunct professor who, faced with the elimination of his teaching position, conveniently rediscovers his tribal ancestry and secures an endowed chair in his university's Native...


I Came Out for This?: A Novel

by Lisa Gitlin Bywater Books (July 01, 2010)

A hilarious tale of lesbian adolescence at forty-seven years old.


Max and Moritz

by Wilhelm Busch Dover Publications (November 06, 2012)

Great humor classic in both German and English. Also 10 other works: "Cat and Mouse," "Plisch and Plumm," and more.


Humorous American Short Stories: Selections from Mark Twain to others much more recent

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (September 18, 2013)

Featuring James Thurber's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," the basis of the new motion picture, this anthology of 30 entertaining tales includes works by Benjamin Franklin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, O. Henry,...


The Flying Inn

by G. K. Chesterton Dover Publications (January 30, 2013)

Hilarious romp in which pub owner Humphrey Hump and friend take to the road in a donkey cart filled with rum and cheese, inveighing against Prohibition and other "oppressive forms of modernity."


The Devil's Dictionary: Complete & Unabridged

by Ambrose Bierce Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Complete and unabridged, this paperback gift edition of an American humor classic presents more than 1,000 comic definitions praised by H. L. Mencken as "some of the most gorgeous witticisms in the English language."...


The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

by James M. Whistler Dover Publications (October 12, 2012)

The great artist deflates Wilde, Ruskin, Swinburne, and inane critics. Whistler also discusses the aesthetics of the Impressionist.


What Maisie Knew

by Henry James Dover Publications (May 07, 2012)

Strikingly modern in subject and narrative voice, this 1897 novel centers on a child's view of a bitter divorce. Rather than a gloomy parable of innocence corrupted, it abounds in dark humor.


Manalive

by G. K. Chesterton Dover Publications (December 19, 2012)

Light-hearted work introduces Innocent Smith, a bubbly, eccentric gentleman of questionable character, into the lives of a group of young disillusioned people — and the result is inspired, high-spirited nonsense....


The Iron Heel

by Jack London Dover Publications (August 01, 2012)

Spinning science fiction and fantasy into a political adventure, this harrowing tale of class warfare recounts a powerful state organization's determination to crush the working class at any cost.


The Ball and the Cross

by G. K. Chesterton Dover Publications (August 07, 2013)

Chesterton's second novel chronicles a hot dispute between two Scotsmen, a Roman Catholic, and an atheist, whose fanatically held opinions inspire a host of comic adventures. Introduction by Martin Gardner.


Enter Jeeves: 15 Early Stories

by P. G. Wodehouse Dover Publications (March 21, 2012)

Splendid collection contains first 8 stories featuring Bertie Wooster, the deliciously dim aristocrat and Jeeves, his brainy, imperturbable manservant. Also, the complete Reggie Pepper (Bertie's prototype) series....


The Devil's Dictionary

by Ambrose Bierce Dover Publications (March 05, 2012)

Over 1,000 barbed and brilliant definitions. Congratulations are "the civility of envy," a historian is a "broad-gauged gossip," many more. H. L. Mencken called these "some of the most gorgeous witticisms in...


In Praise of Folly

by Desiderius Erasmus Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Witty, influential work by one of the great Renaissance scholars satirizes the shortcomings of the upper classes and religious institutions. A clever mix of drollery and fantasy, the work endures as a classic....


Don Dimaio of La Plata

by Robert Arellano Akashic Books (December 20, 2013)

Don Quixote for the new millennium, celebrating the four hundredth anniversary of the novel.


Before I Croak

by Anna Babyashkina & Muireann Maguire Glas (August 15, 2013)

A woman looking back on her life in 2039 skewers her generation with witty commentary and deft perception.


Help Wanted: Female

by Sara Pritchard Etruscan Press (July 09, 2013)

Make-believe Martians, talking dogs, and loony secretaries - a parade of hilarious and poignant characters tumble through these linked stories.


Make It, Take It

by Rus Bradburd Cinco Puntos Press (December 18, 2012)

Witty and insightful, this isn’t the college basketball we hear about on TV. And Bradburd knows what he’s talking about.


The Sarabande of Sara's Band

by Larysa Denysenko Glagoslav Publications B.V. (December 20, 2012)

The novel presents a number of small slices of life and is filled with lively repartee. There are many comic moments, and the novel is saturated with a great amount of word play and humor. It gives the reader...


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,...


Maverick Jetpants in The City of Quality

by Bill Peters Black Balloon Publishing (October 09, 2012)

Rochester, 1999; a mystery surrounding arson; a hilarious and heart-breaking friendship based on a language of inside jokes.


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.