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Marge Askinforit By Barry Pain
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Barry Eric Odell Pain (28 September 1864 – 5 May 1928) was... More > an English journalist, poet and writer.Born in Cambridge, Barry Pain was educated at Sedbergh School and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He became a prominent contributor to The Granta. He was known as a writer of parody and lightly humorous stories.In 1889, Cornhill Magazine's editor, James Payn, published his story "The Hundred Gates", and shortly afterwards Pain became a contributor to Punch and The Speaker, and joined the staffs of the Daily Chronicle and Black and White. Pain supposedly "owes his discovery to Robert Louis Stevenson, who compares him to De Maupassant". From 1896 to 1928 he was a regular contributor to the Windsor Magazine. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Pain< Less
I NEED A FACE-LIFT! (Spiritually Speaking) By Kathleen J. Dolan
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On a pain-free, humorous journey---you will be given a personal spiritual face-lift that will impact your own life as well as others! In I NEED A FACE-LIFT! (Spiritually Speaking), Kathleen J.... More > Dolan, actress and speaker, unearths the hidden treasures that lie within our ordinary, every-day experiences. After revealing her true-life stories, she uncovers their buried, hidden lessons. It's these very insights that will propel you to radiate an amazing inner beauty! An entertaining speaker who informs and inspires audiences to live in hope and optimism, Kathleen's unique sense of humor invigorates and energizes. Her commonsense approach is easy to follow yet full of depth and meaning. Laced with laughter, tears, and love, Ms.Dolan's engaging stories-in short vignettes- will help you to find: A Higher Self-Esteem; A Happier Attitude; A Peaceful Mind; A Renewed Optimism. Take this Thirty-One Day Journey - then look in the mirror!< Less
Certain Personal Matters By H.G. Wells
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Certain Personal Matters is an 1897 collection of essays selected by H. G. Wells from among the many short essays and ephemeral pieces he had written since 1893. The essays in Certain Personal... More > Matters are written from a consistent first-person perspective, but only one describes an identifiable event in Wells's life—how he responded to being diagnosed with tuberculosis in the fall of 1887. The other essays adopt the playful persona of an aspiring young writer living in modest circumstances with a wife, Euphemia, who is only sketchily and obliquely described. Their tone reflects the demands of the market in London magazines for "short essays, or short stories, often with a twist, which can be read in half a dozen minutes, but which will pique a reader's attention and ultimately allow him to think, 'How true. I have done that myself', or to make some similar remark." More than half of the essays are humorous social satire; serious subjects are addressed only ironically.< Less
A Tramp Abroad By Mark Twain
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Published in 1880 by The American Publishing Company, A Tramp Abroad was the third of Twain's travelogues. Partly fact, partly fiction, it details a journey made mostly on foot through central and... More > southern Europe, taking in Germany, France, Switzerland and Italy. While Twain did in fact make the journey as described, much of the detail in the book and in particular the commentary made by Twain central character, is for the most part fiction, used to present a satirical view of the American tourist abroad. Interspersed amongst the text are a number of short stories and European legends. Some of the latter are made up, with Twain's commentator asserting their truthfulness purely on the basis of his standing. At the end of the book are six appendices, essentially humorous essays on a range of subjects including the Awful German Language and Heidelberg Castle.< Less
A Wanderer in Venice By E. V. (Edward Verrall) Lucas
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Edward Verrall Lucas, CH (11/12 June 1868 – 26 June 1938)... More > was an English humorist, essayist, playwright, biographer, publisher, poet, novelist, short story writer and editor.Born to a Quaker family on the fringes of London, Lucas began work at the age of sixteen, apprenticed to a bookseller. After that he turned to journalism, and worked on a local paper in Brighton and then on a London evening paper. He was commissioned to write a biography of Bernard Barton, the Quaker poet. This led to further commissions, including the editing of the works of Charles Lamb.Lucas joined the staff of the humorous magazine Punch in 1904, and remained there for the rest of his life. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._V._Lucas< Less
Roving East and Roving West By E. V. (Edward Verrall) Lucas
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Edward Verrall Lucas, CH (11/12 June 1868 – 26 June 1938)... More > was an English humorist, essayist, playwright, biographer, publisher, poet, novelist, short story writer and editor.Born to a Quaker family on the fringes of London, Lucas began work at the age of sixteen, apprenticed to a bookseller. After that he turned to journalism, and worked on a local paper in Brighton and then on a London evening paper. He was commissioned to write a biography of Bernard Barton, the Quaker poet. This led to further commissions, including the editing of the works of Charles Lamb.Lucas joined the staff of the humorous magazine Punch in 1904, and remained there for the rest of his life. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._V._Lucas< Less
The World...Our Voyage By Jud Smith
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You may have been to Mexico or the Caribbean Islands. You may have visited London, Paris or even Rome. But have you ever experienced exotic Bali, rustic Borneo or the warm breezes and aquamarine... More > waters of French Polynesia? How about Hong Kong, Singapore, Manila or mysterious Myanmar? Join an around the world cruise with seasoned travelers as they explore diverse cultures in 52 ports of call in 29 different countries. Using a combination of historical facts, keen observation and vibrant photography, the author brings you the sights, sounds, smells and ambiance of this exciting 122 day circumnavigation of the globe. Written in a factual and humorous style, with poems and short stories, this travelogue chronicles a truly memorable adventure that is both entertaining and educational.< Less
The Proofreaders' Page and other Uncollected Items By Fredric Brown
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A collection of columns by world-famous mystery and science fiction author, Fredric Brown, looking at all aspects of proof-reading from obscure rules of grammar and punctuation to tips on the best... More > way to lay out a book. A must for any budding author who wishes to publish their own book and needs some tips on how to avoid the most common mistakes. Also includes several other rare and uncollected items by Fredric Brown including a mystery short story ("Fatal Facsimile") that hasn't been reprinted since it was first published 49 years ago; 24 humorous advice columns by the intrepid Colonel Cluck; a selection of Brown's early attempts at poetry; and much, much more!< Less
There Were No Survivors By Taylor White
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Do you like zombies, cannibals, or just general mayhem? Of course you do! With all the talk of the End of the World lately, Taylor White's first collection of short stories gives us a potential... More > glimpse of what we can expect when the apocalypse comes a-knockin'. "Dumpster Buddies" assures us that life with zombie hordes roaming the streets will remain pretty much as mundane and boring as it ever was. In "The Great Black Hills Presidential Debate", roving bands of cannibals and mutants dominate the wastelands of tomorrow, but humanity still clings to its greatest invention: the media circus of the democratic process. Peppered in between the satire and humor is an uplifting personal piece, a morbidly mysterious gore-porn, and the sweeping novella "Disaster World".< Less
There Were No Survivors By Taylor White
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Do you like zombies, cannibals, or just general mayhem? Of course you do! With all the talk of the End of the World lately, Taylor White's first collection of short stories gives us a potential... More > glimpse of what we can expect when the apocalypse comes a-knockin'. "Dumpster Buddies" assures us that life with zombie hordes roaming the streets will remain pretty much as mundane and boring as it ever was. In "The Great Black Hills Presidential Debate", roving bands of cannibals and mutants dominate the wastelands of tomorrow, but humanity still clings to its greatest invention: the media circus of the democratic process. Peppered in between the satire and humor is an uplifting personal piece, a morbidly mysterious gore-porn, and the sweeping novella "Disaster World".< Less

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