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|
By: David Ross Locke (1833-1888)
|"Swingin Round the Cirkle." His Ideas Of Men, Politics, And Things, As Set Forth In His Letters To The Public Press, During The Year 1866.|
By: Metta Victoria Fuller Victor (1831-1885)
|The Blunders of a Bashful Man|
|The Bad Boy At Home And His Experiences In Trying To Become An Editor - 1885|
By: James Bell Salmond (1891-1958)
|My Man Sandy|
By: Knight Russ Ockside (1830-1898)
History and Records of the Elephant Club
Mortimer Q. Thomson (September 2, 1832 – June 25, 1875) was an American journalist and humorist who wrote under the pseudonym Q. K. Philander Doesticks. He was born in Riga, New York and grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He attended Michigan University in Ann Arbor, but was expelled along with several others either for his involvement in secret societies or for "too much enterprise in securing subjects for the dissecting room." After a brief period working in theater, he became a journalist and lecturer...
By: H. C. (Harry Charles) Witwer (1890-1929)
|Alex the Great|
By: Jesse Lynch Williams (1871-1929)
Why Marry? is a comedy, which "tells the truth about marriage". We find a family in the throes of proving the morality of marriage to a New Age Woman. Can the family defend marriage to this self-supporting girl? Will she be convinced that marriage is the ultimate sacredness of a relationship or will she hold to her perception that marriage is the basis of separating two lovers."Why Marry?" won the first Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
By: Richard D. Blackmore (1654?-1729)
|Essay upon Wit|
By: Steele Rudd (1868-1935)
On Our Selection
The humorous account of Dad and Dave and the rest of the Rudd clan as they attempt to carve a farming 'selection' out of the Australian wilderness in spite of fire, famine, snakebite, and a loony hired hand.
By: Susan Edmonstoune Ferrier
Marriage, Volume 1
“Love!–A word by superstition thought a God; by use turned to an humour; by self-will made a flattering madness.” – Alexander and Campaspe. Lady Juliana, the indulged and coddled seventeen (”And a half, papa”) year old daughter of the Earl of Cortland, is betrothed by her father to a wealthy old Duke who can give her every luxury. She instead runs away and marries her very handsome but penniless lover. Very soon, they are forced to travel to Scotland to live with his quirky family in a rundown “castle” in the barren wilderness. Can this marriage survive?(Summary by P.Cunningham)
By: Will M. (Will Martin) Cressy (1863-1930)