John Kendrick Bangs

Ghost Story Collection 002


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A collection of ten pieces, read by various readers, about the unreal edges of this world in legend and story; tales of love, death and beyo…

The Idiot


Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012)


The Idiot is anything but, yet his fellow boarders at Mrs. Smithers-Pedagog’s home for single gentlemen see him as such. His brand of creati…

The Enchanted Typewriter


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The Enchanted Typewriter is a collection of short stories by the American author John Kendrick Bangs, written in 1899 in the style that has …

Short Mystery Story Collection 007


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Librivox’s Short Mystery Story Collection 007: a collection of 16 short works of mysterious fiction in the public domain read by a group of …

Ghost Story Collection 006


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A collection of ten pieces, read by various readers, about the unreal edges of this world in legend and story; tales of love, death and beyo…

Short Ghost and Horror Collection 012


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A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up …

Short Ghost and Horror Collection 019


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A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up …

A House-Boat on the Styx


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The premise of the book is that everyone who has ever died (up until the time in which the book is set, which seems to be about the time of…

Alice in Blunderland: an Iridescent Dream


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From Alice in Blunderland: "Certain of our members claim that they have a right to sell their votes for $500 apiece--" "Mer…

The Water Ghost and Others


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Eight ghost stories by a master story teller and humorist of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. (Summary by David Wales)

The Autobiography of Methuselah


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A satirical look at early biblical events from the point of view of someone who was there to witness most of them: the oldest man in recorde…

Ghosts I Have Met and Some Others


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New York-born John Kendrick Bangs was associate editor and then editor of Life and Harper magazines, eventually finding his way into the Hum…

A Little Book of Christmas


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Summary: Four short Christmas stories, a bit sentimental, but still affecting and worthwhile. Plus Four Christmas verses. (Summary by David …

Alice in Blunderland: an Iridescent Dream (version 2)


Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)


John Kendrick Bangs was an American author and satirist, and the creator of modern Bangasian Fantasy, the school of fantasy writing that set…

The Genial Idiot


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John Kendrick Bangs once again takes us on a journey with the loveable, but somewhat self-opinionated and irritating Mr Idiot. (Summary by M…

The Inventions of the Idiot (dramatic reading)


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"It was before the Idiot's marriage, and in the days when he was nothing more than a plain boarder in Mrs. Smithers-Pedagog's High-clas…

The Wit and Humor of America, Vol 06


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The Wit and Humor of America is a 10 volume series. In this, the sixth volume, 55 short stories and poems have been gathered from 42 authors…

Mr Munchausen


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The author has discovered for us in this volume the present stopping place of that famous raconteur of dear comic memory, the late Hieronymo…

Toppleton's Client


Read by Cate Barratt


A pre-eminent legal firm gets far more than it bargained for when it hires the son of its late senior partner, Hopkins Toppleton, Sr., simpl…

R. Holmes and Co.


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Raffles Holmes is introduced in these stories as the son of the great Sherlock Holmes. He is also revealed to be the grandson of A.J. Raffle…

Mrs. Raffles


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Mrs. Raffles, widow of the now deceased A. J. Raffles (who was the gentleman thief pursued at one time by Sherlock Holmes), continues the fa…

LibriVox 8th Anniversary Collection


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For the past few years we have celebrated the anniversary of LibriVox with a collection loosely themed on the number of the anniversary year…

Coffee and Repartee


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First released in 1893, Coffee And Repartee is a collection of breakfast chats at a gentlemans boarding house run by a Mrs. Smithers. Here t…

International Short Stories Volume 1: American Stories


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The first volume of a 3 volume anthology, this work focuses on American short stories and draws from Nathaniel Hawthorne, Anna Katherine Gre…

Over The Plum Pudding


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Great Caesar’s ghost and shades of A Christmas Carol! Stories – some ghostly, some Christmas, some humorous, some all three -- twelve of the…

The Pursuit of the House-Boat


Read by Emma Joyce


This sequel to Bangs' A House-Boat on the Styx continues the "thought-experiment" of bringing various historical and fictional fig…

Jack and the Check Book


Read by Cate Barratt


Bangs is in top form in his version of this small collection of timeless fairy tales. If you don't immediately recognize Jack and the Check …

The Wit and Humor of America, Vol 08


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The Wit and Humor of America is a 10 volume series. In this, the eighth volume, 40 short stories and poems have been gathered from 35 author…

One-Act Play Collection 004


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This collection of twelve one-act dramas features plays by James Allen, John Kendrick Bangs, Gordon Bottomley, Charles Dickens, Lord Dunsany…

The Wit and Humor of America, Vol 03


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The Wit and Humor of America is a 10 volume series. In this, the third volume, 45 short stories and poems have been gathered from 33 authors…

The Idiot at home


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The Idiot returns along with Ms Idiot and their two children, Mollie and Tommy, move into their first house in suburbia. What follows are en…

The Wit and Humor of America, Vol 07


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The Wit and Humor of America is a 10 volume series. In this, the seventh volume, 43 short stories and poems have been gathered from 35 autho…

Half-Hours with the Idiot


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Mr Idiot returns with his opinions on a number of diverse topics, including women, taxation, and international diplomacy. As always, the Idi…

One-Act Play Collection 003


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This collection of ten one-act dramas features plays by Edward Goodman, Alice Gerstenberg, Arnold Bennett, John Galsworthy, Anton Chekhov, F…

The Wit and Humor of America, Vol 09


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The Wit and Humor of America is a 10 volume series. In this, the ninth volume, 37 short stories and poems have been gathered from 31 authors…

The Wit and Humor of America, Vol 10


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The Wit and Humor of America is a 10 volume series. In this, the tenth volume, 62 short stories and poems have been gathered from 42 authors…

From Pillar to Post


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I could not let these random notes of a delightful experience go forth into the world without expressing in some way my deep appreciation of…

The Whole Family: a Novel by Twelve Authors


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A 1908 NaNoWriMo forerunner, told in twelve chapters, each with a different author. The basic plot was to show how an engagement or marriage…

One-Act Play Collection 009


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Ninth volume of one-act plays in the public domain read by a variety of LibriVox members. A Dramatic Evening Narrator: April6090 Mr Thad…

Short Poetry Collection 165


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This is a collection of 28 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for February 2017.

Short Poetry Collection 176


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This is a collection of 27 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for January 2018

The Cheery Way, a Bit of Verse for Every Day - September


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There should be a bit of poetry in every day, and John Kendrick Bangs wrote a fitting poem for each day in the year. In 1920, a book was pub…

Peeps at People - Being Certain Papers from the Writings of Anne Warrington Wit…


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Written by a fictitious first-person narrator, this book puts a humorous spin on encounters with several famous people of the time. "I …

Short Poetry Collection 026


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LibriVox’s Short Poetry Collection 026: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.

Songs of Cheer


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This is a volume of poetry by John Kendrick Bangs. All the poems in this volume share the very positive tone, they discuss happiness, love, …

The Cheery Way, a Bit of Verse for Every Day - November


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There should be a bit of poetry in every day, and John Kendrick Bangs wrote a fitting poem for each day in the year. In 1920, a book was pub…

The Cheery Way, a Bit of Verse for Every Day - August


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There should be a bit of poetry in every day, and John Kendrick Bangs wrote a fitting poem for each day in the year. In 1920, a book was pub…

The Cheery Way, a Bit of Verse for Every Day - February


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There should be a bit of poetry in every day, and John Kendrick Bangs wrote a fitting poem for each day in the year. In 1920, a book was pub…

The Cheery Way, a Bit of Verse for Every Day - March


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There should be a bit of poetry in every day, and John Kendrick Bangs wrote a fitting poem for each day in the year. In 1920, a book was pub…

The Cheery Way, a Bit of Verse for Every Day - July


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There should be a bit of poetry in every day, and John Kendrick Bangs wrote a fitting poem for each day in the year. In 1920, a book was pub…

The Cheery Way, a Bit of Verse for Every Day - December


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There should be a bit of poetry in every day, and John Kendrick Bangs wrote a fitting poem for each day in the year. In 1920, a book was pub…

The Cheery Way, a Bit of Verse for Every Day - June


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There should be a bit of poetry in every day, and John Kendrick Bangs wrote a fitting poem for each day in the year. In 1920, a book was pub…

The Cheery Way, a Bit of Verse for Every Day - January


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There should be a bit of poetry in every day, and John Kendrick Bangs wrote a fitting poem for each day in the year. In 1920, a book was pub…

The Cheery Way, a Bit of Verse for Every Day - April


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There should be a bit of poetry in every day, and John Kendrick Bangs wrote a fitting poem for each day in the year. In 1920, a book was pub…

The Cheery Way, a Bit of Verse for Every Day - May


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There should be a bit of poetry in every day, and John Kendrick Bangs wrote a fitting poem for each day in the year. In 1920, a book was pub…

The Cheery Way, a Bit of Verse for Every Day - October


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There should be a bit of poetry in every day, and John Kendrick Bangs wrote a fitting poem for each day in the year. In 1920, a book was pub…