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Rip Van Winkle: A Posthumous Tale of Diedrich Knickerbocker

by Washington Irving Dover Publications (June 02, 2014)

In this 1819 classic of colonial life, a henpecked villager goes rambling through the Catskills, meets mysterious strangers with a powerful liquor, and awakens 20 years later to a changed world.


The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (June 02, 2014)

The great American humorist first came to national attention with the 1865 publication of this tall tale of a gambler and his high-jumping frog. Includes French translation and Twain's amusing re-translation....


Max and Moritz

by Wilhelm Busch Dover Publications (November 06, 2012)

Great humor classic in both German and English. Also 10 other works: "Cat and Mouse," "Plisch and Plumm," and more.


Humorous American Short Stories: Selections from Mark Twain to others much more recent

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (September 18, 2013)

Featuring James Thurber's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," the basis of the new motion picture, this anthology of 30 entertaining tales includes works by Benjamin Franklin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, O. Henry,...


The Flying Inn

by G. K. Chesterton Dover Publications (January 30, 2013)

Hilarious romp in which pub owner Humphrey Hump and friend take to the road in a donkey cart filled with rum and cheese, inveighing against Prohibition and other "oppressive forms of modernity."


The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

by James M. Whistler Dover Publications (October 12, 2012)

The great artist deflates Wilde, Ruskin, Swinburne, and inane critics. Whistler also discusses the aesthetics of the Impressionist.


What Maisie Knew

by Henry James Dover Publications (May 07, 2012)

Strikingly modern in subject and narrative voice, this 1897 novel centers on a child's view of a bitter divorce. Rather than a gloomy parable of innocence corrupted, it abounds in dark humor.


Manalive

by G. K. Chesterton Dover Publications (December 19, 2012)

Light-hearted work introduces Innocent Smith, a bubbly, eccentric gentleman of questionable character, into the lives of a group of young disillusioned people — and the result is inspired, high-spirited nonsense....


The Ball and the Cross

by G. K. Chesterton Dover Publications (August 07, 2013)

Chesterton's second novel chronicles a hot dispute between two Scotsmen, a Roman Catholic, and an atheist, whose fanatically held opinions inspire a host of comic adventures. Introduction by Martin Gardner.


Enter Jeeves: 15 Early Stories

by P. G. Wodehouse Dover Publications (March 21, 2012)

Splendid collection contains first 8 stories featuring Bertie Wooster, the deliciously dim aristocrat and Jeeves, his brainy, imperturbable manservant. Also, the complete Reggie Pepper (Bertie's prototype) series....


In Praise of Folly

by Desiderius Erasmus Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Witty, influential work by one of the great Renaissance scholars satirizes the shortcomings of the upper classes and religious institutions. A clever mix of drollery and fantasy, the work endures as a classic....


Brewster's Millions

by George Barr McCutcheon Dover Publications (March 21, 2016)

With the passing of his beloved grandfather, Monty Brewster inherits a long-anticipated million dollars. But he suddenly discovers that he can inherit seven times as much from his eccentric uncle if he spends...


You Know Me Al

by Ring Lardner Dover Publications (February 01, 2016)

In the early decades of the twentieth century, newspaperman and humorist Ring Lardner (1885–1933) made America laugh with his hilarious depictions of odd characters in the sporting world, Tin Pan Alley, and...


Sredni Vashtar and Other Stories

by Saki Dover Publications (August 03, 2015)

Born in Burma in 1870, Scottish writer H. H. Munro adopted the pseudonym Saki to satirize the social conventions, cruelty, and foolishness of the Edwardian era. His highly readable blend of flippant humor and...