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  • The Europeansby Henry James

    The Floating Press 1878; US$ 3.99

    Henry James, the nineteenth-century American writer who was lauded for his skill with insightful, elegantly styled prose, was fascinated by the differences between Americans and their European counterparts. This theme was a feature of many of his works, including the novella The Europeans. In this text, James takes a comic approach to highlighting... more...

  • The Inspector-Generalby Nikolai Gogol; Thomas Seltzer

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Although it may read to modern audiences like a hilarious slapstick comedy, The Inspector-General is actually much more than that. Famed Russian writer Nikolai Gogol intended it to be a veiled but pointed satire of the ineptitude, corruption, and greed that exemplified the Russian bureaucracy in the nineteenth century. The witty play was later used... more...

  • Book of Snobsby William Makepeace Thackeray

    The Floating Press 1848; US$ 3.99

    Satirical genius William Makepeace Thackeray may be best remembered for novels like Vanity Fair, but he first made his name as a writer as a contributor to magazines like Punch. In these pieces, Thackeray often mercilessly skewered the pretensions of the British upper classes. The collection Book of Snobs brings together some of Thackeray's finest... more...

  • Less Than Heroby S.G. Browne

    Gallery Books 2015; US$ 16.00

    With the razor-sharp satire that earned him rave reviews for Big Egos and Lucky Bastard , among others, S.G. Browne delivers another irresistible read, about an unlikely band of heroes who use their medical complications to gain fame, confront villains, and bring their own unique brand of justice to New York City. Faster than a spreading rash!... more...

  • A Father Before Christmasby Neil Boyd

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 7.99

    From the series that inspired the hit London Weekend Television sitcom Bless Me, Father : At St. Jude?s, silent nights are rare indeed The holiday season is among the most hectic times at St. Jude?s, and this one is no exception. As always, Father Neil has his hands full with the gleefully domineering, scheming Father Duddleswell, who has devised... more...

  • The Incredible Schlock Homesby Robert L. Fish

    MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 2015; US$ 9.99

    Twelve loving parodies of the great detective?each a masterpiece in its own right The world-famous amateur detective Schlock Homes is making his way through breakfast when a telegram arrives. It takes but a moment?s deduction for the brilliant sleuth to determine that it was sent by a woman named Miss Wimpole, and that she is terribly upset. Homes... more...

  • The Memoirs of Schlock Homesby Robert L. Fish

    MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 2015; US$ 9.99

    Back from the brink of death, Homes tackles eleven baffling mysteries in his own peculiar style When Dr. Watney last saw Schlock Homes, the great detective was flinging himself over a waterfall. Since then, Watney has lived quietly at 221B Bagel Street, mourning the death of the most unique detective the world had ever known. That all changes... more...

  • The Lives and Times of Bernardo Brownby Geoffrey Household

    Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller 2015; US$ 9.99

    With a stroll on the beach, a young man?s lifetime of adventure begins Bernardo Brown is walking along the Spanish seashore when he hears the bullets fly, and he takes shelter in the water, where he escapes the firefight in a stolen dinghy. After a treacherous journey along the rocky coastline, he falls into the hands of a Hungarian count who... more...

  • Lurid & Cuteby Adam Thirlwell

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 26.99

    Adam Thirlwell was born in London in 1978. He is the author of the novels Politics and The Escape ; the novella Kapow!; a project about international novels, The Delighted States , which won a Somerset Maugham Award; and of a compendium of translations edited for McSweeney's . He has twice been selected as one of Granta 's Best Young Novelists.... more...

  • The Cosmology of Bingby Mitch Cullin

    The Permanent Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Born in New Mexico during the ?crossfire hurricane? year of 1968, Mitch Cullin is the author of eight books of fiction, including the novel-in-verse Branches , The Cosmology of Bing , Undersurface , and the globe-spanning story collection From the Place in the Valley Deep in the Forest . To date, his books have been translated into 14 languages.... more...