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Out O’ Luck - ebook/epub

Out O’ Luck - ebook/epub
Out O’ Luck - ebook/epub
Thorne Smith
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James Thorne Smith, Jr. was an American writer of humorous supernatural fantasy fiction under the byline Thorne Smith. He is best known today for the two Topper novels, comic fantasy fiction involving sex, much drinking and supernatural transformations. Smith’s literary debut was „Biltmore Oswald” (1918), the comic fictional diary of a hapless naval recruit, drawing heavily on wartime experience with the Navy. Episodes had featured in Broadside. The book sold well enough to allow the appearance of a sequel, „Out o’ Luck” (1919). The book continues hapless sailor Oswald’s exploits in diary form throughout 1918 and the armistice and up to his eventual demobilization. Many of the entries have little or nothing to do with navy life and some of the best could easily stand alone as short stories, the best of which has Oswald looking for a bath and ending up in a duel.
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Biltmore Oswald - ebook/epub
Biltmore Oswald - ebook/epub
Thorne Smith
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A comic diary about entering life in the Navy. Published in 1918 and written for the Naval Reservist journal „The Broadside” while the author Thorne Smith was in the Navy, it is a series of short vignettes poking fun at the culture of the time in general and the military in particular. It’s the diary of Biltmore Oswald, a hapless naval recruit with no appreciable talents besides befriending animals and getting into trouble...

Did She Fall? - ebook/epub
Did She Fall? - ebook/epub
Thorne Smith
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This early work by Thorne Smith was originally published in 1930. James Thorne Smith, Jr. was an American author who specialized in supernatural fantasy fiction under the byline Thorne Smith. „Did She Fall? „ (1930) is a straight murder mystery whose dialogue shows occasional traces of Smith’s wisecracking energy. America’s bawdiest, wittiest writer turns his talents to a startling novel of murder...

Dream’s End - ebook/epub
Dream’s End - ebook/epub
Thorne Smith
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A New York advertising executive leaves his job in the city to write poetry in a hut by the sea. Once there he finds himself caught in the coils of his attraction to two women – a situation that so unsettles his wits that he falls prey to a heavily symbolic dream obsession. The story centers on a love triangle that develops between Landor, the niece of the man he’s staying with, Scarlet and the wife of the local land baron...

The Stray Lamb - ebook/epub
The Stray Lamb - ebook/epub
Thorne Smith
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In „The Stray Lamb”, author Thorne Smith draws inspiration from his most famous works, the beloved Topper series. It follows mild-mannered investment banker, cuckold, ordinary, faithful, and dipsomaniac T. Lawrence Lamb. He is given a new perspective on life through the eyes of many different animals as he assumes the shape of many including a stallion, goldfish, dog, lion and many others. Mr...

Turnabout - ebook/epub
Turnabout - ebook/epub
Thorne Smith
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Another magical, mischievous Thorne Smith classic. Though Thorne Smith’s most popular works involve elements of fantasy and science fiction, the clever novel „Turnabout” takes his penchant for incorporating supernatural and magical themes in his work and puts one such plot twist to use as a comedic tool. A classic battle of the sexes, it was published in 1931 and follows a married couple who fall prey to the tricks of an Egyptian idol who...

Topper Takes a Trip - ebook/epub
Topper Takes a Trip - ebook/epub
Thorne Smith
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Cosmo Topper is an average American bank executive on holiday in the French Riveria. Feckless, fun-loving and totally uncontrollable ghosts, George and Marion Kerby and friends – the tortuously crooked Colonel Scott and his companion, the disreputable Mrs. Hart – return to bring chaos and merriment into the life of mild-mannered, stuffy, and somewhat plump, Topper. One of Thorne Smith’s best-loved comedies...

Topper - ebook/epub
Topper - ebook/epub
Thorne Smith
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Thorne Smith best-remembered for humorous novels, many turning on some fantastic plot device which thrusts the protagonist into grotesque predicaments, often via unwitting transformation. The 1926 publication of „Topper” brought the author immediate acclaim. Elegant, fun-loving George and Marion Kerby are the toast of the town, until they wreck their flashy car and discover they’ve become, well...

The Glorious Pool - ebook/epub
The Glorious Pool - ebook/epub
Thorne Smith
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Perhaps the best example of Thorne Smith’s acutely sharp social humor played out against a backdrop of the Prohibition. 60 year old Rex Pebble inadvertently discovers that the fountain of youth happens to be in his back yard swimming pool. A magical statue of a nymph by the name of Baggage, an ornamental pool decoration, has playfully endowed the Pebble swimming pool with the power to reverse the aging process...

The Bishop’s Jaegers - ebook/epub
The Bishop’s Jaegers - ebook/epub
Thorne Smith
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If you’re in the mood for a wildly hilarious comic romp, give Thorne Smith’s „The Bishop’s Jaegars” a read. Mad, hilarious, degenerate, or simply fun fantasy? Only the reader can decide. Adrift and listless, a wealthy coffee heir Peter Van Dyke is searching for meaning in life. His young secretary Jo decides to shake things up and help him get back on track. Although he is engaged to another...

Skin and Bones - ebook/epub
Skin and Bones - ebook/epub
Thorne Smith
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Thorne Smith’s imaginative novel „Skin and Bones” takes the concept of suffering for one’s art to a whole new level. This classic book contains the humorous and fantastical story of Mr. Quintus Bland, the eminent photographer, whose efforts to perfect X-ray film had, one evening, the unfortunate effect of leaving Mr. Bland in the position of an X-ray film himself; in other words, him found himself no more than a walking skeleton...

The Kidnapping of Madame Storey - ebook/epub
The Kidnapping of Madame Storey - ebook/epub
Hulbert Footner
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Love humor writing? Can’t get enough of classic adventure tales? First published in 1902, „The Adventures of Gerard” are the autobiographical reminiscences of an old fictional brigadier soldier who served under Napoleon. He never hesitates to embellish his own bravado, importance, and attractiveness to the ladies, to such an extent that it can’t help but be humorous. Etienne Gerard, a hussar of the French Army...

The Adventures of Gerard - ebook/epub
The Adventures of Gerard - ebook/epub
Arthur Conan Doyle
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Love humor writing? Can’t get enough of classic adventure tales? First published in 1902, „The Adventures of Gerard” are the autobiographical reminiscences of an old fictional brigadier soldier who served under Napoleon. He never hesitates to embellish his own bravado, importance, and attractiveness to the ladies, to such an extent that it can’t help but be humorous. Etienne Gerard, a hussar of the French Army...

Dawn of Flame - ebook/epub
Dawn of Flame - ebook/epub
Stanley G. Weinbaum
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After a worldwide plague breaks civilization, Joaquin Smith and his sister build an empire up the Mississippi Valley. Who would be brave or foolish enough to stand in their way? Who but a young backwoodsman named Hull Tarvish? „Dawn of Flame” was written in the year 1939 by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum. This book is one of the most popular novels of Stanley Grauman Weinbaum, and has been translated into several other languages around the world...

Crooks in the Sunshine - ebook/epub
Crooks in the Sunshine - ebook/epub
E. Phillips Oppenheim
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This is another great collection of short stories by Edward Phillips Oppenheim, the prolific English novelist who was in his lifetime a major and successful writer of genre fiction including thrillers and spy novels, and who wrote over a 100 of them. He was the self-styled „prince of storytellers., generally regarded as the earliest writer of spy fiction as we know it today, and invented the ’Rogue Male’ school of adventure thrillers...

Soft Metal - ebook/epub
Soft Metal - ebook/epub
George Owen Baxter
Ventigo Media

No writer captured the excitement, humanity, or adventure of the American West better than Max Brand. And nowhere was Brands talent more evident than in this Classic Western. Prolific in many genres he wrote historical novels, detective mysteries, pulp fiction stories and many more. In this one of his short novel, Soft Metal, Larry Givain, fleeing from a posse, meets a beautiful woman at a deserted cabin belonging to one of the men in the posse...

Soft Metal - ebook/epub
Soft Metal - ebook/epub
George Owen Baxter
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No writer captured the excitement, humanity, or adventure of the American West better than Max Brand. And nowhere was Brand’s talent more evident than in this Classic Western. Prolific in many genres he wrote historical novels, detective mysteries, pulp fiction stories and many more. In this one of his short novel, „Soft Metal,” Larry Givain, fleeing from a posse, meets a beautiful woman at a deserted cabin belonging to one of the men in the...

Smithy Abroad - ebook/epub
Smithy Abroad - ebook/epub
Edgar Wallace
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Further collection of 24 war-time short stories about Smithy, the soldier and his comrades Nobby and Spud in the British army before WWI. This is the second anthology in Wallace’s „Smithy” series in which the famous character T. B. Smith makes his appearance. Also Smithy’s pal „Nobby” Clark has now emerged very much as the main character in these, usually humorous stories of pre world war one British army life...

The Tremendous Event - ebook/epub
The Tremendous Event - ebook/epub
Maurice Leblanc
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A classic novel blending romance, adventure, and science fiction, „'The Tremendous Event'” is sure to appeal to fans of Leblanc’s detective fiction. This romantic adventure novel set after the ocean floor beneath the English Channel emerges and links Britain and France. During the chaos following the disaster bands of vicious criminals and looters roam the newly exposed land. Maurice Marie Émile Leblanc was a novelist and writer of short...

The Long Arm of Mannister - ebook/epub
The Long Arm of Mannister - ebook/epub
E. Phillips Oppenheim
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This is another collection of short stories by Edward Phillips Oppenheim, the prolific English novelist who was in his lifetime a major and successful writer of genre fiction including thrillers and spy novels, and who wrote over a 100 of them. He was the self-styled „prince of storytellers”, generally regarded as the earliest writer of spy fiction as we know it today, and invented the „Rogue Male” school of adventure thrillers...

Tut, Tut! Mr. Tutt - ebook/epub
Tut, Tut! Mr. Tutt - ebook/epub
Ventigo Media

American lawyer and writer, Arthur Cheney Train, also called Arthur Chesney Train, was a prolific author of legal thrillers. His most popular work featured recurring fictional lawyer Mr. Ephraim Tutt who became the best known lawyer in America, particularly after the appearance of Yankee Lawyer, an immensely popular book that purported to be Tutts autobiography. Published in 1923, these short stories take place in the ethnic...

The Rajah’s Sapphire - ebook/epub
The Rajah’s Sapphire - ebook/epub
M.P. Shiel
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The M. P. Shiel’s second book and first novel. „The Rajah’s Sapphire” is a story of the final chapter in the history of a famous gem that haunts all who chance to own it. M. P. Shiel wrote twenty-five novels and dozens of short stories, most of them romantic mysteries or fast-paced adventures, several dealing with world conquest. Others are distinctly supernatural or border on science fiction...

The Gentle Grafter - ebook/epub
The Gentle Grafter - ebook/epub
O. Henry
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O. Henry (whose real name is William Sydney Porter) is famous for his many short stories of everyday-life America, full of wit, charm, and inventiveness. This collection of classic tales set on the wrong side of the law showcases a master craftsman at the top of his form. „The Gentle Grafter” is a collection of 14 short stories about grafters who travel, peddle and swindle in the South. Those grafters have different business ethics and moral...

Fiddle o’Dreams and More - ebook/epub
Fiddle o’Dreams and More - ebook/epub
Arthur Morrison
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Morrison’s literary reputation is mostly based on his realistic novels and short stories about slum life in London. In addition, he wrote detective fiction that is openly derivative of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories. Possessed with a wide and free-ranging curiosity, Morrison wrote both fiction and nonfiction works on diverse subjects, from Japanese art to occultism, and participated in English literary life well into World War...

Smithy, Nobby & Co. - ebook/epub
Smithy, Nobby & Co. - ebook/epub
Edgar Wallace
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Between 1904 and 1918 Edgar Wallace wrote a large number of mostly humorous sketches about life in the British Army relating the escapades and adventures of privates Smith (Smithy), Nobby Clark, Spud Murphy and their comrades-in-arms. Set at a later-and, when first published, contemporary time, and on a different stage, this substantial collection of the Smithy stories finds our incorrigible hero and his scurrilous band of confederates malingering...

Collected Short Stories Vol. 4: Collected Short Stories. Volume 4 - ebook/epub
Collected Short Stories Vol. 4: Collected Short Stories. Volume 4 - ebook/epub
Arthur Conan Doyle
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a Scottish physician and prolific writer of fiction and nonfiction. He is most well-known for his four novels and fifty-six short stories featuring the legendary and eccentric detective Sherlock Holmes. This fourth volume concludes the exciting adventures of the world’s most famous pipe-smoking detective, Sherlock Holmes, collecting works written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle...

Wreckers of the Star Patrol and Other Tales - ebook/epub
Wreckers of the Star Patrol and Other Tales - ebook/epub
Malcolm Jameson
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Malcolm Jameson was an American Golden Age science fiction author who began writing only seven years before his death. Drawing from his experiences of navy and warfare he gave a personal touch to all of his stories. He is now chiefly remembered for his Captain Bullard stories which chronicles the journey of a young officer into a fleet admiral of space ship and to most critics seem like a precursor of the modern day space exploration series like...

Smithy and The Hun - ebook/epub
Smithy and The Hun - ebook/epub
Edgar Wallace
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This collection of stories from every-day life in the British military, centered around the characters of „Smithy” and „Nobby”. Edgar Wallace, who is also famous for his own stories of colonial life – the Sanders stories – was principally a writer of crime and detective fiction. He was one of the most popular and prolific authors of his era. However, he was well aware that the irrepressible spirit of Kipling’s famous rankers would...

Tales of Cthulhu - ebook/epub
Tales of Cthulhu - ebook/epub
Robert E. Howard
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Nameless Cults: The Cthulhu Mythos Fiction of Robert E. Howard is a collection of Cthulhu Mythos short stories by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in the US in 2001 by Chaosium Press. All of these stories had been published previously, between 1929 and 1985, in Weird Tales, From Beyond the Dark Gateway, Strange Tales, Weirdbook, Fantasy Crosswinds, Coven, Fantasy Book, Dark Things, and The Fantasy Magazine...

Blitzkrieg in the Past - ebook/epub
Blitzkrieg in the Past - ebook/epub
David Wright O’Brien
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After a „short, dumpy bald-headed guy in civvies” installs an invention – a time transfer device – in a tank that proceeds into the Georgia wilderness on maneuvers, a lightning bolt send the tank and its three operators backward in time. Shortly afterward they notice a single three-toes dinosaur footprint and disturbingly they hear the bloodthirsty scream of a very strange „bird”. „Blitzkrieg in the Past” is a science fiction from...

Jerico’s Garrison Finish - ebook/epub
Jerico’s Garrison Finish - ebook/epub
Max Brand
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Max Brand (1892-1944) is the best-known pen name of widely acclaimed author Frederick Faust, creator of Destry, Dr. Kildare, an extremely popular fictional character, and other beloved fictional characters. Prolific in many genres he wrote historical novels, detective mysteries, pulp fiction stories and many more. His love for mythology was a constant source of inspiration for his fiction, and it has been speculated that these classical influences...

Mike Flannery On Duty and Off - ebook/epub
Mike Flannery On Duty and Off - ebook/epub
Ellis Parker Butler
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Ellis Parker Butler (1869-1937) was a contemporary of many big names in American fiction straddling the 19th and 20th centuries, but today he’s almost completely forgotten. The selections in „Mike Flannery On Duty and Off” book include three humorous stories, „Just Like a Cat,” „The Three Hundred” and „Fleas Will Be Fleas,” by this American humorist, whose first success, „Pigs is Pigs” (1906)...

The Exploits of Airman Hay - ebook/epub
The Exploits of Airman Hay - ebook/epub
Edgar Wallace
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„The Exploits of Airman Hay” is a series of ten stories about an intrepid aviator by the name of Captain Murray Hay. The stories fast-paced with some surprising twists and turns, well written and great to read. The book presents the stories under the titles found in Edgar Wallace’s manuscript, most of which correspond to those used in Topical Times. Edgar Wallace was a prolific author of crime...

One Little Thread of Life - ebook/epub
One Little Thread of Life - ebook/epub
E. Phillips Oppenheim
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Edward Phillips Oppenheim (1866 1946), an English novelist, was a major and successful writer of genre fiction, particularly thrillers. Among his books are „The Betrayal”, „The Avenger”, „The Double Life of Mr. Alfred Burton”, „The Devil’s Paw”, and „The Evil Shepherd”. Many of Oppenheim’s works appeared as newspaper or magazine serials before they were published in book form...