Humor

The Adventures of Mr. Mocker (Dramatic Reading)

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Thornton W. Burgess


When an innocent blue jay starts talking in his sleep, it's up to him to find out what's going on in this fun, naturalistic, Southern-style …

Not George Washington

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P. G. Wodehouse


It has been said that behind every successful man is a good woman. This is certainly true in the case of James Orlebar Cloyster. However, so…

How To Succeed in Evil - Consultation with Vampire

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Patrick E. McLean


Edwin Windsor, Evil Efficiency Consultant, returns with his manic lawyer Topper and his faithful secretary in this novella-length prequel to…

Babbitt

Read by John W. Michaels


Sinclair Lewis


Sinclair Lewis’ George F. Babbitt is a complicated and conflicted character. When you think you have his next move figured out he surprises …

Doctor Ox's Experiment

Read by Alan Winterrowd


Jules Verne


An early, light-hearted short story, published in 1872 by Jules Verne. It takes place in the Flemish town of Quiquendone, where life moves a…

The Black Moth (version 2)

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Georgette Heyer


Jack Carstares, oldest son of the Earl Wyncham, has been disgraced by his brother. Gone for six years, living the life a highwayman he meets…

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…

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

Read by Kirsten Wever


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…

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

Read by Carl Manchester


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

Read by Claudia Salto


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…

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…

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…

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…

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