Humor (Fiction)

The Dude Wrangler

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Caroline Lockhart

Spoiled, handsome, 24 year old Easterner meets pretty, no-nonsense gal from Wyoming, is instantly smitten and does a sea-change to try and i…

Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation (Selectio…

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 7 recordings of A Selection from Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation by Anon…

Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent.

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Washington Irving

The Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent. (1824) is a compilation of eight humorous and observational letters written by American writer, Wash…

J. Poindexter, Colored

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Irvin S. Cobb

This comic novel relates the first-person adventures in New York City of Jefferson Poindexter, personal assistant to Cobb's famous Judge Pri…

The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter

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Henry Murger and Henri Murger

As much as any other work of literature, Henri Murger’s 1851 collection of witty sketches Scènes de la vie de bohème shaped th…

Physiologie du jour de l'an

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Louis Couailhac

Premier de l'an, jour si triste pour les uns, si beau pour les autres, je vais essayer d'esquisser ta physionomie ; et je te traiterai aussi…

Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour

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Robert Smith Surtees

Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour is a delightful comic satire of the fox-hunting fraternity of the mid 19th Century. Surtees takes great pleasure …

Brazilian Tales

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Varioustranslated Byisaac Goldberg

"Brazilian Tales" is a collection of six short stories selected by Isaac Goldberg as best representative of the Brazilian Literatu…

Molly Make-Believe (version 2)

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Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

Carl Stanton is an invalid suffering from an unusual bout of rheumatism. His fiancée is gone for the winter and though he begs her to…


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Ignacy Krasicki

Poemat opowiada o reakcjach mnichów do których klasztoru Niezgoda podrzuciła Monachomachię. Pozornie odwołując zarzuty wypowie…

Miss Civilization

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Richard Harding Davis

Miss Civilization, a one act comedy, tells the story of a young woman who matches wits with three burglars attempting to rob her house. Thi…

Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich

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Stephen Leacock

"Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich" is a work of humorous fiction by Stephen Leacock first published in 1914. It is the follo…

Further Foolishness

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Stephen Leacock

Seventeen goofy stories and essays by Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock. "Professor Leacock has made more people laugh with the writte…

Philosophy 4: A Story of Harvard University

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Owen Wister

Owen Wister's wry humor enlivens this comedic story of three sophomores during exam week at Harvard. (Summary by David Wales)

The Place Beyond The Winds

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Harriet Theresa Comstock

Priscilla Glenn lives in Kenmore, a place which the Canadian Indians call "the in-place, the place beyond the winds". There are so…

Amusement Only

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Richard Marsh

This is a collection of 12 short stories of mystery and humor, which are, as the title says, for amusement only. (Summary by Carolin)

The History of the Devil

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Daniel Defoe

Also known as "A Political History of the Devil" This book is divided into two parts: first, the history of the devil from his fa…

Messieurs les ronds-de-cuir

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Georges Courteline

Messieurs les ronds-de-cuir, de Georges Courteline, parut, pour la première fois, en feuilleton, dans l'Echo de Paris, au cours des a…

In the Sweet Dry and Dry

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Christopher Morley

Written just before Prohibition to entail the possible troubles that might happen en route. Both sides of the argument, or battle as the cas…

Humorous Readings and Recitations

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Leopold Wagner

Before radio, television, and electronic mass media, lectures, recitations, public readings, and other public performances were important wa…

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