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- Three Rooms Press 2014; US$ 12.99
The Writers Afterlife is the story of Tom Chillo, a 44-year-old writer on the verge of fame, who suddenly dies of a stroke and finds himself transported to a place where all writers are sent after they die. After mingling with “The Eternals? — including Shakespeare, Wilde, Keats, and Tolstoy — he discovers that his true peers in this new world are... more...
- The Floating Press 1910; US$ 3.99
H. G. Wells' comic 1910 novel, The History of Mr. Polly , stars Alfred Polly, a timid man who is more successful at daydreaming than working in the local draper's shops. He marries a woman he's not really in love with, despite being in love with another, and together they attempt to create a success of their own shop while slowly making... more...
- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99
This uproarious comic novel is a must-read for lovers of classic British humor. The Diary of a Nobody follows the travails of one Charles Pooter, a middle-class clerk with high-society aspirations and outrageous delusions of grandeur. You'll laugh out loud at Pooter's pretentiousness and plenteous faux pas as he attempts to move up the treacherous... more...
- The Floating Press 1908; US$ 3.99
This masterwork of satire is a must-read for anyone who has ever rolled their eyes at the soft-focus, heavily romanticized histories of Europe's origins that were popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In Anatole France's hilarious account, a half-blind missionary lands on a remote island and immediately sets about converting all... more...
- The Floating Press 1916; US$ 3.99
In the last extended piece of fiction from beloved American fiction writer and humorist Mark Twain, Satan proudly surveys fin-de-siecle civilization and marvels at its hypocrisies. Twain was heavily invested in this story and rewrote it multiple times over the course of several decades. Although critics regard it as a serious work of satire, it is... more...
- The Floating Press 1909; US$ 3.99
A romance novel that unfolds against the backdrop of a woefully amateurish poultry farm? It may sound like a bizarre concept for a book, but presented with P.G. Wodehouse's trademark wit and charm, this seemingly outlandish plot is transformed into a knee-slappingly hilarious read. Whether you're in it for the love story or the uproarious humor,... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99
Delve into a hilarious examination of Victorian love, manners, morals, and marriage written by the author of Pygmalion. In Candida, George Bernard Shaw gives us the story of the misbegotten love triangle that springs up between a reverend, his putatively prim and proper wife, and a love-struck and starry-eyed young poet. more...
- The Floating Press 1904; US$ 3.99
Although the precise origin of Hector Hugh Munro's pen name is still unclear, writing under the name 'Saki' allowed the Edwardian satirist wide-ranging latitude to skewer the mores of the period. This collection includes a tale featuring Reginald, a multi-faceted character who embodies both the excesses and the virtues of the period. more...
- The Floating Press 1921; US$ 3.99
Though Aldous Huxley would later become known as one of the key early figures in the genre of dystopian science fiction, his first novels were gentler satires that played on the manor house genre. Crome Yellow tells of the goings-on at a house called Crome, an artists' colony of sorts where thinkers and writers gather to work, debate, and sometimes,... more...
- The Floating Press 1921; US$ 3.99
This episodic novel tells the story of Archibald Moffam, a perennially down-on-his-luck character who meets with misfortune as he tries to navigate the landmines of marriage, family relationships, and the working life. Told with the kind of sparkling wit only P.G. Wodehouse can muster, Indiscretions of Archie is enough to make anyone feel better about... more...