Bill Nye - Baled Hay: A Drier Book than Walt Whitman's ''Leaves o' Grass''There can really be no excuse for this last book of trite and beautiful sayings. I do not attempt, in any way, to palliate this great wrong. I would not do so even if I had an idea what palliate meant.... I have taken...
6 hours 34 minutes
Edward S. Van Zile - Perkins, the Fakeer: A Travesty on ReincarnationAs the title suggests we are treated to three humourous and curious psychical transpositions in the cases of «When Reginald was Caroline,» «How Chopin came to Remsen,» and «Clarissa's troublesome baby». If you're...
6 hours 3 minutes
Mark Twain - How To Tell A Story, and Other EssaysThe complete collection of works using this title. Other versions, including the Project Gutenberg version, have been radically shortened. Mark Twain published several collections of his short stories and essays. This...
12 hours 12 minutes
William John Locke - Joyous Adventures of Aristide PujolThis 1912 collection of short stories is of lighthearted adventures of an irresponsible — and irrepressible — Frenchman in England and Paris. The author (1863-1930) was a popular British novelist, dramatist, and...
7 hours 29 minutes
Caroline Ticknor - Hypocritical Romance, and Other StoriesThis is a collection of twelve original and entertaining little romances. Literature is an important anchor that helps us understand society in the American Gilded Age in the late ninteenth century, and these stories...
5 hours 10 minutes
Richard Steele - Isaac Bickerstaff, Physician and AstrologerIsaac Bickerstaff Esq. was a pseudonym used by Jonathan Swift as part of a hoax to predict the death of then famous Almanac-maker and astrologer John Partridge. In 1709, Richard Steele bolstered the release of his new...
5 hours 33 minutes
John Peter Toohey - Fresh Every HourThis book is best described by its subtitle: “DETAILING the Adventures, Comic and Pathetic of one Jimmy Martin, Purveyor of Publicity, a Young Gentleman Possessing Sublime Nerve, Whimsical Imagination, Colossal...
6 hours 16 minutes
Charles S. Brooks - Hints to PilgrimsIn this collection of 17 short essays, Charles S. Brooks (1878-1934), with the usual panache and wit, which he also displays in his comedies, describes funny incidents that can happen to people on holidays or in...
4 hours 44 minutes
J. Clarence Edwards - You Wobbly Wink-Eyed Little WopTo My Buddies Of the U. S. Army—some three million in number; Of the 90th Division more specifically, and Particularly to the 315th Engineers, to which Regiment I was “attached for rations,” Being a...
Harry Leon Wilson - Bunker BeanYoung, self conscious, timid stenographer for a New York businessman with a beautiful daughter (the flapper). He emulates stronger types, but alas.....is not them. He grows up in this humorous volume from 1913. —...
7 hours 29 minutes