Humor (Fiction)

The Black Poodle and Other Tales

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F. Anstey

This is a collection of ten humorous short stories (Summary by Carolin)

Love in a Cottage

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Nathaniel Parker Willis

LibriVox volunteers bring you 18 recordings of Love in a Cottage by Nathaniel Parker Willis. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for Oct…

Gevleugelde Daden

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Herman Heijermans, Jr.

Het boek Gevleugelde Daden van Herman Heijermans Jr. werd uitgegeven in 1911 (sommige bronnen zeggen 1908) onder het pseudoniem Samuel Falkl…

Early Rising

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John Godfrey Saxe

LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Early Rising by John Godfrey Saxe. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for December 31, 2…

Charley's Aunt

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Brandon Thomas

The girlfriends are coming to visit the chaps at college, but of course they can't stay unless there is a proper chaperone. So what could be…

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (version 3)

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Stephen Leacock

Widely considered a classic of Canadian humorous literature, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town tells stories set in the fictional town of M…

The Prince and Betty (version 2)

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P. G. Wodehouse

The story moves from a royal palace in Europe to a squalid tenement in New York. The European action centers on the efforts of an uncouth mi…

How to Make a Man of Consequence

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Mark Lemon

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 Hohenzollerns in America With the Bolsheviks in Berlin and Other Impossibil…

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Stephen Leacock

More stories by Canadian Stephen Leacock. Some of these stories carry over characters introduced in Further Foolishness. Some stories are hu…

Allerlei Gelehrte

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Hans Hoffmann

Humoresken von Hans Hoffmann. Im Anekdoten-ähnelnden Stil erzählt Hoffmann in diesem ruhigen Buch mit großer Menschenkenntni…

Vice in its Proper Shape

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Or, The Wonderful and Melancholy Transformation of Several Naughty Masters and Misses Into Those Contemptible Animals Which They Most Resemb…

There is a Tavern in the Town

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James Stephens

The soul of Irish wit is captured in this unique tale of a barstool philosopher, the concluding story from 'Here Are Ladies' by James Stephe…

Humour of the North

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Variousandlawrence J. Burpee

Some day an enterprising editor may find time to glean from the whole field of Canadian literature a representative collection of wit and hu…

The Legend of Heinz von Stein

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Charles Godfrey Leland

LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of The Legend of Heinz von Stein by Charles Godfrey Leland. This was the Weekly Poetry project f…

Dibdin’s Ghost

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Eugene Field

LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Dibdin’s Ghost by Eugene Field. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for December 30, 2012…

Van Aardappel-mes tot Officiersdegen

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Melis Stoke

Tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog was Nederland neutraal, maar het dreigende oorlogsgeweld in de ons omringende landen kwam heel dichtbij. In m…

The Maker of Opportunities

Read by Tony Oliva

George Gibbs

When you're tired only because you're bored; and you're bored only because it seems like there's really nothing worth doing; and you're so, …

Our Street

Read by Kristina Rothe

William Makepeace Thackeray

Written as an autobiographical sketch of a Mr. M.A. Titmarsh, Our Street is a tongue-in-cheek look at English society and the characters who…

To The Immortal Memory of the Halibut

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William Cowper

LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of To The Immortal Memory of the Halibut, On Which I Dined This Day, Monday, April 26, 1784 by W…

Tim Bobbin: A View of the Lancashire Dialect

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A comic dialogue written in John Collier's idiosyncratic version of the 18th century South Lancashire dialect together with a collection of …

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