Humor

Miscellaneous Essays of G. K. Chesterton

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G. K. Chesterton


These eleven files are miscellaneous short essays or stories from G.K. Chesterton. They were chosen for not only their brevity but also for …

Miss Mackenzie

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Anthony Trollope


The thirty-five year-old (hence utterly over-the-hill) Miss Margaret Mackenzie, having devoted her life to others, suddenly finds herself wi…

Das Wachsfigurenkabinett

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Oskar Panizza


Auf einem Nürnberger Jahrmarkt wird in einem Wachsfigurenkabinett mit beweglichen mechanischen Figuren das »Leiden und Sterben un…

The Awful German Language (version 2)

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Mark Twain


This long essay is a work of mock philology, one of several appendices to Twain’s travel novel, A Tramp Abroad. In it, Twain explains, compl…

Aphorisms

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Oscar Wilde


In 1894, Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) published two collections of aphorisms: A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated, in the Sa…

Tartarin de Tarascon

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Alphonse Daudet


Qui n'a jamais entendu parler de Tartarin de Tarascon, le grand Tartarin, héros de Tarascon, chef des chasseurs de casquettes ? Alph…

How to Tell a Story, and Other Essays

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Mark Twain


In his inimitable way, Mark Twain gives sound advice about how to tell a story, then lets us in on some curious incidents he experienced, an…

Die drei gerechten Kammmacher

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Gottfried Keller


Gottfried Kellers Novelle "Die drei gerechten Kammmacher" (diese Schreibweise wurde in der Erstausgabe 1856 verwendet und gilt nac…

Penrod

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Booth Tarkington


Join Penrod Schofield and his wistful dog Duke, in a hilarious romp through turn of the century Indianapolis, chronicling his life, loves, a…

Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) (version 3)

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Jerome K. Jerome


A humorous account by English writer Jerome K. Jerome of a boating holiday on the Thames between Kingston and Oxford. The three men are base…

The Wheels of Chance

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H. G. Wells


The Wheels of Chance - A Bicycling Idyll follows the adventures of a draper's assistant who, having brought an ancient bicycle, sets off on …

Sketches Of The Fair Sex

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Anonymous


Sketches of the fair sex, in all parts of the world. To which are added rules for determining the precise figure, the degree of beauty, the …

The Coming of Bill (or: Their Mutual Child; or: The White Hope)

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P. G. Wodehouse


The Coming of Bill tells the story of Kirk Winfield, his marriage to Ruth, and their child called Bill. Bill's upbringing is threatened by t…

Bildergeschichten

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Wilhelm Busch


Wilhelm Busch war einer der bedeutendsten humoristischen Zeichner und Dichter Deutschlands. Er gilt wegen seiner satirischen Bildergeschicht…

Helen's Babies

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John Habberton


In this hilarious novel, Harry Burton, a bachelor white-goods salesman, goes to take care of his sister Helen's two little boys for ten days…

Contos, volume 1

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Artur de Azevedo


Artur de Azevedo foi um dos principais autores de teatro no Brasil do século XIX. Dando continuidade à obra de Martins Pena, c…

Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) (version 2)

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Jerome K. Jerome


Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), published in 1889, is a humorous account by Jerome K. Jerome of a boating holiday on the Th…

Traité de la vie élégante suivi de la Théorie de la démarche

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Honoré de Balzac


L’homme intérieur, principe du pouvoir et de la longévité, et l’homme extérieur arpentant, avec la même &e…

The Humbugs of the World

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P. T. Barnum


P. T. Barnum exposes some of the chief humbugs of the world with his usual entertaining style. He looks at medicine and quacks, ghosts, witc…

Mark Twain's Journal Writings, Volume 1

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Mark Twain


Volume 1 contains these 12 essays: 1.) "Americans on a Visit to the Emperor of Russia." 2.) "The Austrian Edison keeping scho…

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