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  • Secret Lives of Great Authorsby Robert Schnakenberg; Mario Zucca

    Quirk Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    Strange-but-true tales of murderers, adulterers, drug addicts, and other literary legends.   With outrageous and uncensored profiles of everyone from William Shakespeare to Thomas Pynchon, Secret Lives of Great Authors tackles all the tough questions your high school teachers were afraid to ask: What’s the deal with Lewis Carroll and little girls?... more...

  • The Wisdom of Oscar Wildeby Philosophical Library

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2010; US$ 7.99

    A comprehensive selection of his quips, aphorisms, and wit One of the most well known personalities of his day, Oscar Wilde charmed and beguiled readers and audiences with his eloquent and biting observations, his smart quips, and the witticisms peppering his own speech and the speech of his characters. The Wisdom of Oscar Wilde collects both... more...

  • Laughter, Humor, and the (Un)making of Genderby Anna Foka; Jonas Liliequist

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Humor is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. Throughout history, it has played a crucial role in defining gender roles and identities. This collection offers an in-depth thematic examination of this relationship between humor and gender, spanning a variety of historical and cultural backdrops. more...

  • Physiologie du troupierby Émile Marco de Saint-Hilaire; Jules Vernier; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "On qualifie de Jean-Jean, en France, le jeune indigène que la loi paternelle du recrutement, appelée jadis milice, aujourd'hui conscription, a arraché, à l'âge de 20 ans, d'un atelier du faubourg, de la queue d'une charrue, d'un métier à la Jacquart, ou de tout autre ustensile de notre civilisation, pour l'incorporer dans un régiment quelconque... more...

  • Physiologie des cafés de Parisby Anonyme; Henri Désiré Porret; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : " Le temps use et l'homme abuse, et si vous demandiez, Monsieur, lequel détruit le mieux, je vous répondrais : c'est l'homme. - Architecture, poésie, religion, monarchie, etc., l'homme a tout détruit... Il est vrai qu'en revanche, il a inventé le daguéréotype, le gaz, la vapeur, la garde nationale, etc., pour correspondre et succéder à chacune... more...

  • Physiologie de la Chaumièreby Anonyme; Père Lahire; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Bien des gens s'imaginent encore que les élèves d'Hypocrate font leurs études à l'école de médecine, et que les nourrissons de Thémis sucent le lait de la jurisprudence, l'école de droit; erreur ! Il importe aux intérêts de l'histoire et de la morale de faire connaître la vérité..." À PROPOS DES ÉDITIONS LIGARAN Les éditions LIGARAN... more...

  • A Decade of Dark Humorby Ted Gournelos; Viveca Greene

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 30.00 US$ 25.50

    A Decade of Dark Humor analyzes ways in which popular and visual culture used humor-in a variety of forms-to confront the attacks of September 11, 2001 and, more specifically, the aftermath. This interdisciplinary volume brings together scholars from four countries to discuss the impact of humor and irony on both media discourse and tangible political... more...

  • The Times Diary at 50: The antidote to the newsby Patrick Kidd

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 11.76

    Over the past 50 years, The Times Diary has provided a daily dose of mirth, gossip, innuendo and anecdote from the pens of such writers as Ion Trewin, Michael Leapman, a brace of Corens (Alan and Giles) and Hugo Rifkind. more...

  • Humoristsby Paul Johnson

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    “It is Johnson’s gift that he can make his subjects human and fallible enough that we would…recognize them instantly, while also illuminating what made them heroes.” — Washington Post Book World on Heroes “Johnson is a clear, intelligent, forceful writer, and nothing if not thorough.” — Wall Street Journal Paul Johnson, the acclaimed author... more...

  • The Jane Austen Handbookby Margaret Sullivan

    Quirk Books 2011; US$ 16.95

    Long before  Pride and Prejudice and Zombies , Quirk published this guide to life in Regency England to the delight of Austen fans everywhere. Newly published with a revised cover,  The Jane Austen Handbook  offers step-by-step instructions for proper comportment in the early 19th century. Readers will discover:       •  How to Indicate Interest in... more...