Satire

A Family of Noblemen

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Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin


Meet the Golovliovs, the ultimate dysfunctional family. In the difficult transition years before and after the liberation of Russia’s serfs,…

The Knight of the Burning Pestle

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Francis Beaumont


The Knight of the Burning Pestle is a play in five acts, first performed in 1607. It is the first whole parody (or pastiche) play in English…

Remarks

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Bill Nye


"The range of subjects treated in this book is wonderful, even to me. It is a library of universal knowledge, and the facts contained i…

Lucian's Dialogues Volume 1: The Dialogues of the Gods

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Lucian Of Samosata


The Dialogues of the Gods are 26 miniature dialogues mocking the Homeric conception of the Greek gods written in Attic Greek by Syrian autho…

The Old Debauchees

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Henry Fielding


Young Laroon plans to marry Isabel, but Father Martin manipulates Isabel's father, Jourdain, in order to seduce Isabel. However, other chara…

The Importance of Being Earnest (version 5)

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Oscar Wilde


In this most popular of all Oscar Wilde’s plays, two fashionable bachelors, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, discover that each has bee…

Behind the Beyond

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Stephen Leacock


A collection containing a parody on Problem Plays, as well as humorous anecdotes from Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock. (Summary by Tricia…

A Bayard from Bengal

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F. Anstey


The estimable gentleman, Chunder Bindabun Bhosh, ESQ., B.A., travels from his native India to England, with his impeccable English and manne…

Love is the Best Doctor

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Molière


Four most fashionable doctors are called in by Sganarelle to cure his daughter, but instead they argue about everything and Sganarelle is dr…

Candida (version 2)

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George Bernard Shaw


This play tells the story of Candida, the wife of a famous clergyman, the Reverend James Mavor Morell. Morell is a Christian Socialist, po…

Bauerngeselchtes

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Adam Karrillon


Adam Karrillon (1853-1938) war Arzt und Schriftsteller. Bekannt wurde er durch seine Heimatromane aus dem Odenwald sowie durch Reiseerzä…

Байки Леонiда Глiбова (Fables by Glibov)

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Leonid Hlibov


Леонід Глібов набув слави за свої оригінальні байки на української мові. Вiн відомий як один із засновників української літератури для дітей…

The Holiday Round

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A. A. Milne


Alan Alexander Milne, popularly known as A. A. Milne, is best known – perhaps to most people only known – for his children’s book, Winnie th…

Lucian's True History

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Lucian of Samosata and Lucian Of Samosata


One of the earliest works of science-fiction (nearly 2,000 years old). It has space travel (including war in space), lunar civilization, and…

Slovenly Betsy

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Heinrich Hoffmann


Hienrich Hoffmann was a German psychiatrist and doctor. He had written poetry and sketches for his son, and was persuaded to have a collecti…

How to Make a Man of Consequence

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Mark Lemon


Mark Lemon had a natural talent for journalism and the stage, and, at twenty-six, retired from less congenial business to devote himself to …

The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

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Tobias Smollett


Sir Launcelot Greaves goes around the country with his comic squire, trying to be a knight and perform good deeds. This novel is written in…

Van Aardappel-mes tot Officiersdegen

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Melis Stoke


Tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog was Nederland neutraal, maar het dreigende oorlogsgeweld in de ons omringende landen kwam heel dichtbij. In m…

Don Juan, or The Feast with the Statue

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Molière


Don Juan "contains, perhaps, more severe attacks upon hypocrisy than does even Tartuffe. It depicts the hero as a man who, rich, noble,…

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