Humor (Fiction)

Sockerpullor och Pepparkorn: Små bilder ur skånska folklifvet förr och nu

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Henrik Wranér

This is a collection of amusing anecdotes about quirky couples from a rural part of Scania, in the south of Sweden. Written by a man from th…

The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes (Markham translation)

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Unknowntranslated Byclements Markham and Anonymoustranslated Byclements Markham

A whimsical collection of stories about a wandering street urchin, Lazarillo de Tormes is a classic of the Spanish Golden Age, even paid hom…


Read by Nigel Boydell

Barry Pain

A gentle, yet deliciously humourous series of brief anecdotes, that follow the mundane, though surprisingly hazard strewn lives of our rathe…

The Compleat Bachelor

Read by David Wales

Oliver Onions

George Oliver Onions was a British writer of story collections and over 40 novels…. Onions wrote detective fiction, social comedy, historica…

The Sorrows of a Show Girl

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Kenneth Mcgaffey

Originally printed in The Morning Telegraph in New York, this is the story of Miss Sabrina, the show girl, and her ups and downs with the un…

A Deal With The Devil

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Eden Phillpotts

A Deal with the Devil is a classic tale with a humorous twist. We find that on the night preceeding his 100th birthday Grandpapa, a cantanke…

The Bab Ballads

Read by Graham Redman

W. S. Gilbert

The Bab Ballads are a collection of light verse by W. S. Gilbert, illustrated with his own comic drawings. Gilbert wrote the Ballads before …

The One-Hoss Shay

Read by Laurie Anne Walden

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

This is a small collection of whimsical poems by the American physician and author Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. "The Deacon's Masterpiec…

Mary Broome

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Allan Monkhouse

Before Downton Abbey, there was Mary Broome. In Allan Monkhouse's 1911 satire, when the son of a middle-class household gets their housemaid…

Essays on Paul Bourget

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Mark Twain

Collection of short essays concerning French novelist and critic Paul Bourget. Included: "What Paul Bourget Thinks of Us" and &quo…

A Valentine

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Lewis Carroll

This poem is taken from Phantasmagoria and Other Poems by Lewis Carroll. (Summary by David Lawrence)

Pomander Walk

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Louis Napoleon Parker

Pomander Walk is a unique street in London, and in this humorous novel we meet the unusual residents. It was originally produced as a stage …

Smoke Bellew

Read by Jim Locke

Jack London

Smoke Bellew, or really Jack London, leaves his less than satisfying writing job in San Francisco for the opportunity to search for gold in …

My Buried Treasure

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Richard Harding Davis

"This is a true story of a search for buried treasure. The only part that is not true is the name of the man with whom I searched for t…

The Adventures of the Eleven Cuff-Buttons

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James Francis Thierry

The Adventures of the Eleven Cuff-Buttons: Being one of the Exciting Episodes in the Career of the Famous Detective Hemlock Holmes as Record…

The Problem Club

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Barry Pain

The Problem Club is an infamous London Club which meets once a month to discuss a given problem. The problems have nothing to do with mathem…

How Private George W. Peck Put Down The Rebellion

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George Wilbur Peck

A series of U.S. Civil War adventures or incidents experienced and enhanced (or created) by humorist George W. Peck. Peck was at times a wri…

The Foolish Dictionary

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Charles Wayland Towne

"The Foolish Dictionary" was written by "Gideon Wurdz" (the pen name for Charles Wayland Towne) and was published in 190…

Mother Goose for Grownups

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Guy Wetmore Carryl

Mother Goose for Grownups is a delightfully silly collection of parodies on well-known Mother Goose tales by Guy Wetmore Carryl. (Summary by…

Святочные рассказы, том 2

Read by Mark Chulsky

Nikolai Leskov

Николай Семёнович Лесков, русский писатель и публицист, из-за своих оригинальных и принципиальных взглядов был не принят по достоинству в ли…

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