By: Barry Pain (1824-1928)
If Winter Don't
Barry Pain's parody takes a sharp knife to ASM Hutchinson's best selling novel 'If Winter Comes'.We follow the professional and marital decline of long suffering (and loving it), Luke Sharper, as his marriage to Mabel flounders while his love for Jona flourishes. It could only end in tears.....Or could it? (
By: Charles Harrison (-1943)
|A Humorous History of England|
By: Henry Austin Dobson (1840-1921)
"You Bid Me Try"
Henry Austin Dobson, commonly Austin Dobson, was an English poet and essayist. His official career was uneventful, but as a poet and biographer he was distinguished. Those who study his work are struck by its maturity.It was about 1864 that he turned his attention to writing original prose and verse, and some of his earliest work was his best. It was not until 1868 that the appearance of St Paul’s, a magazine edited by Anthony Trollope, gave Harry Dobson an opportunity and an audience; and during the next six years he contributed some of his favourite poems, including “Tu Quoque,” “A Gentleman of the Old School,” “A Dialogue from Plato,” and “Une Marquise...
By: Robert Smith Surtees (1805-1864)
|Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour|
By: C. E. (Clara Elizabeth) Fanning (1878-1938)
|Toaster's Handbook Jokes, Stories, and Quotations|
By: Donald Ogden Stewart
A humorous guide to manners and etiquette for ladies and gentlemen in a social "crises," published in 1922. (Introduction by Samanem)
By: Don Marquis (1878-1937)
Danny's Own Story
Danny is the proverbial basket-on-the-doorstep baby, found by Hank and Elmira Walters, a childless couple who welcome him into their home because they need a new topic over which to bicker. Bicker they do, and fight just as often, from the day they attempt to settle on a name, to the day eighteen years later, when Danny and Hank come to blows and Danny leaves home in company with Dr. Kirby, bottler and supplier of the miracle elixir, Siwash Indian Sagraw. For years Danny wanders aimlessly--from Illinois to Indiana to Ohio, back to Illinois, then into Tennessee and points south--sometimes in company with Dr...
By: P. Hampson
|The Romance of Mathematics Being the Original Researches of a Lady Professor of GirthamCollege in Polemical Science|
By: W. S. Gilbert (d 1911)
More Bab Ballads
This is a subset of the first twelve poems from the second collection of Gilbert’s “Bab Ballads” – light verses poking fun at the life and people of his time in Gilbert’s unique “topsy-turvey” style. The epitaph on his memorial on the Victoria Embankment in London is “HIS FOE WAS FOLLY AND HIS WEAPON WIT”, an epitaph amply exemplified in these verses.
By: W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert (1836-1911)
|Bab Ballads and Savoy Songs|
By: Al. G. (Alfred Griffith) Field (1852-)
|Watch Yourself Go By|
By: James Parton (1822-1891)
|The Humorous Poetry of the English Language; from Chaucer to Saxe|
By: Stephen Lucius Gwynn (1864-1950)
|Irish Books and Irish People|
By: Will Rogers (1879-1935)
|Rogers-isms, the Cowboy Philosopher on the Peace Conference|
By: Mark Lemon (1809-1870)
How to Make a Man of Consequence
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 writing of plays. More than sixty of his melodramas, operettas and comedies were produced in London, whilst at the same time he was contributing to a wide variety of magazines and newspapers, and was founding editor of both Punch and The Field.
By: Henry Wallace Phillips (1869-1930)
|Red Saunders' Pets and Other Critters|
|Red Saunders His Adventures West & East|
By: J. Thorne Smith, Jr. (1892-1934)
The hilarious diary of a young man's recruitment into, and service in a navy, which, though well equipped and disciplined, remains woefully ill prepared for his arrival and dubious contribution. (Introduction by Nigel Boydell)
By: Thomas Hood (1799-1845)
There were scarcely any events in the life of Thomas Hood. One condition there was of too potent determining importance—life-long ill health; and one circumstance of moment—a commercial failure, and consequent expatriation. Beyond this, little presents itself for record in the outward facts of this upright and beneficial career, bright with genius and coruscating with wit, dark with the lengthening and deepening shadow of death.
By: George A. (George Alexander) Morton (1857-)
|Law and Laughter|
By: Mary Belle Freeley
|Fair to Look Upon|
By: F. Anstey (1856-1934)
Bayard from Bengal
The estimable gentleman, Chunder Bindabun Bhosh, ESQ., B.A., travels from his native India to England, with his impeccable English and manners, which immediately mark him as a foreigner, and embarks on an enviable program of escapades. These stories are the product of the fertile imagination of Hurry Bungsho Jabberjee, B.A., a nom de plume for the humorist F. Anstey, which is a further nom de plume for Thomas Anstey Guthrie. Whether rescuing a nubile maiden from a charging bull or falling in love with said nubile maiden, Mr. Bosh, B. A. cannot help but perform with the requisite humor to engage our attention.
By: George W. Carleton (1832-1901)
|Our Artist in Cuba Fifty drawings on wood. Leaves from the Sketch-book of a traveler, During the Winter of 1864-5.|
By: Clarence Day (1874-1935)
|This Simian World|
By: Lucretia P. (Lucretia Peabody) Hale (1820-1900)
|The Peterkin Papers|
By: Henry Walcott Boynton (1869-1947)
|The Golfer's Rubaiyat|
By: Wallace Irwin (1876-1959)
|The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Jr.|
|The Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum|
By: Heywood Broun (1888-1939)
Seeing Things at Night
This Book is a collection of humorous short stories which describe the comedy in everyday things and situations.
Pieces of Hate and other Enthusiasms
This book is a collection of humorous short stories about ordinary instances in daily life. We learn many interesting things about life, such as how to court women successfully, what it feels like to be a god, and why sometimes it would be a good idea to exchange one's own newborn baby for a better one at the hospital.
By: George V. (George Vere) Hobart (1867-1926)
|You Should Worry Says John Henry|