Comedy

Lady Windermere's Fan

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Oscar Wilde


Lady Windermere's Fan: A Play About a Good Woman is a four act comedy by Oscar Wilde, published in 1893. As in some of his other comedies, W…

Emma (version 2)

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Jane Austen


Emma is a comic novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1816, about the perils of misconstrued romance. The main character, Emma Woodhouse,…

The Comedy of Errors

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William Shakespeare


The Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare's earliest plays, believed to have been written between 1592 and 1594. It is his shortest…

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (version 3)

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Mark Twain


The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River, and its sober and often scathing look at en…

The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby

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Charles Dickens


The action takes place in London, with excursions to Devon, Yorkshire, and Portsmouth, as we follow the adventures of the eponymous hero. Ni…

The Pirates of Penzance

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W. S. Gilbert


The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. Th…

The Dragon Of Wantley (version 2)

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Owen Wister


A novel, The Dragon of Wantley, was written by Owen Wister (best known as the author of The Virginian) in 1892. Published by Lipincott Press…

Anne of Green Gables (version 4)

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Lucy Maud Montgomery


Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic children’s novel, Anne of Green Gables tells the story of a red headed orphan girl with a personality you can…

The Semi-Attached Couple

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Emily Eden


Young and beautiful Helen Eskdale and fabulously wealthy Lord Teviot seem to be the perfect match. But when they marry, they find that misun…

The Prince and Betty

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P. G. Wodehouse


The Prince and Betty is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse. It was originally published in Ainslee's Magazine in the United States in January 1912, …

Psmith in the City

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P. G. Wodehouse


Mike’s dream of studying and playing cricket at Cambridge are thwarted as his father runs into financial difficulties. Instead, Mike takes o…

The Diary of a Nobody

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George Grossmith


The Diary of a Nobody is the fictitious record of fifteen months in the life of Charles Pooter, his family, friends and small circle of acqu…

A Wodehouse Miscellany

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P. G. Wodehouse


Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse was an English comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success for more than seventy years. Best known toda…

The Grand Babylon Hotel

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Arnold Bennett


Theodore Racksole, a rich American multi-millionaire, buys the Grand Babylon Hotel, a luxurious hotel in London, as a whim - and then finds …

Der Bär

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Anton Chekhov


Der Bär ist ein Theaterstück in einem Akt von Anton Tschechow, von ihm selbst als "Scherz" bezeichnet. Jeléna Iw&…

Extracts from Adam's Diary

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Mark Twain


Get the true story of Adam and Eve, straight from the source. This humorous text is a day-to-day account of Adam’s life from happiness in th…

Why Marry?

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Jesse Lynch Williams


Why Marry? is a comedy, which "tells the truth about marriage". We find a family in the throes of proving the morality of marriage…

A Midsummer Night's Dream (version 2)

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William Shakespeare


Shakespeare's festive comedy combines classical Athenian characters (Duke Theseus and his conquered Amazonian bride Hippolyta) with four con…

Patricia Brent, spinster

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Herbert George Jenkins


A romantic comedy, written in 1918, but with a modern feel to it. Patricia Brent one day overhears two fellow-boarders pitying her because s…

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