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  • Further Foolishnessby Stephen Leacock

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    If you find yourself in need of a laugh, this feather-light volume of humorous tales from Canadian writer Stephen Leacock should definitely fit the bill. His all-encompassing satirical lens focuses on targets ranging from murder mysteries to literary figures and everything in between. You'll be beside yourself with merriment and mirth in no time... more...

  • The Genial Idiotby John Kendrick Bangs

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    American editor and writer John Kendrick Bangs eased into humor writing and satire by anonymously submitting a few essays for publication amidst his busy career at a number of prominent publications. One of his most lasting creations is an opinionated buffoon called the Idiot. In this amusing collection, the Idiot holds forth on a number of his pet... more...

  • The Gilded Ageby Mark Twain; Charles Dudley Warner

    The Floating Press 1873; US$ 3.99

    The only book that Mark Twain ever wrote in collaboration with another author, The Gilded Age is a novel that viciously and hilariously satirizes the greed, materialism, and corruption that characterized much of upper-class America in the nineteenth century. The title term -- inspired by a line in Shakespeare's King John -- has become synonymous... more...

  • Half-Hours with the Idiotby John Kendrick Bangs

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Part of John Kendrick Bangs' beloved Idiot series, based around the exaggerated exploits of the eponymous antihero, this collection features the Idiot's opinions on a number of diverse topics, including women, taxation, and international diplomacy. As always, the Idiot's silly soliloquies are packed with equal parts ridiculous fallacy and... more...

  • Harlequin and Columbineby Booth Tarkington

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    American novelist Booth Tarkington's life spanned the period 1869-1946, giving him a unique insight into the United States as its culture underwent a number of rapid changes. In the humorous novel Harlequin and Columbine, Tarkington explores the cult of celebrity that began to flower in earnest in the early decades of the twentieth century, using... more...

  • Helen With the High Handby Arnold Bennett

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    A hopelessly mismatched niece and uncle find themselves thrown together by circumstance. But underneath their constant bickering and nitpicking, the pair truly cares about each other. Will this hilariously dysfunctional duo find a way to make their nontraditional household work? more...

  • Hell On Hoe Streetby Jeremy Cameron

    HopeRoad 2016; US$ 8.74

    Life was never sweeter for Nicky Burkett. Got his own gaff and the beautiful Noreen on his arm but if there is trouble it will find Nicky - this time in Pakistan? Nicky arrives in Karachi to rescue his mate Kamran and eventually meets up with drug baron, Jamil Khan, the only man who can make the rescue possible, a man who feels strongly about growing... more...

  • The Idiotby John Kendrick Bangs

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Today, quirky or eccentric outsiders are often afforded a measure of tolerance or even respect. In the nineteenth century, however, these original thinkers were often regarded as dangerous crackpots and subjected to scorn -- or worse. John Kendrick Bangs' The Idiot follows the ups and downs of one such unfortunate fellow in a most amusing fashion. more...

  • The Inventions of the Idiotby John Kendrick Bangs

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    What happens when a brilliant but eccentric tinkerer sets his mind on improving the conditions of mankind through the power of science? John Kendrick Bangs' follow-up to The Idiot details this one-of-a-kind inventor's ideas -- some brilliant, some batty -- in this eminently readable romp. more...

  • The Jewel Merchantsby James Branch Cabell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    Set in early sixteenth-century Tuscany, this short comedic romp from author James Branch Cabell explores the moral lassitude and selective ethics of a coterie of businessmen. It's a thoroughly entertaining look at a past culture that is sure to tickle readers' funny bones. more...