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The Pursuit of the House-Boat - Being Some Further Account of the Divers Doings of the Associated Shades, Under the Leadership of Sherlock Holmes, Esq

The Pursuit of the House-Boat - Being Some Further Account of the Divers Doings of the Associated Shades, Under the Leadership of Sherlock Holmes, Esq PDF Author: John Kendrick Bangs
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473360633
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 244

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Pursuit of the House-Boat

The Pursuit of the House-Boat PDF Author: John Kendrick Bangs
Publisher: Good Press
ISBN:
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 603

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"The Pursuit of the House-Boat" by John Kendrick Bangs. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Pursuit of the House-Boat

The Pursuit of the House-Boat PDF Author: John Kendrick Bangs
Publisher: Delos Digital srl
ISBN: 8825402066
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 102

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Giallo - novella (102 pagine) - Being Some Further Account of the Divers Doings of the Associated Shades, Under the Leadership of Sherlock Holmes, Esq. For all Sherlock Holmes lovers, we decided to publish this time a novel with Sherlock Holmes written by John Kendrick Bangs, first issued in 1897 by Harper & Brothers. It was also serialised in the famous Harper's Weekly during the same year, between February 6th and April 24th, 1897. As reported on The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia online, The Pursuit of the House-Boat is a novel dedicated to “A. Conan Doyle, Esq., with the author's sincerest regards and thanks for the untimely demise of his great detective which made these things possible”. After the House-Boat had been hijacked by Captain Kidd at the end of A House-Boat on the Styx, the various members of its club decided that to track it down, a detective would have to be called in. So they hired Sherlock Holmes, who, at the time of the book's publication, had indeed been declared dead by his creator. This story is part of the so known Associated Shades series, an exclusive men's club in Hades, whose members are the shades of famous people, including Adam and Baron Munchausen but primarily classical writers: Homer, Confucius, Shakespeare, president Walter Raleigh, Johnson and Boswell, and many others. The series includes four books (A House-Boat on the Styx, 1895, The Pursuit of the House-Boat, 1897, The Enchanted Type-Writer, 1899 and Mr Munchausen,1901. All four books were illustrated by Peter Newell. John Kendrick Bangs was an American author, humorist, editor and satirist. He was born in Yonker – New York on May 27, 1862, and died on January 21, 1922. Between 1880 and 1883 at Columbia College, he became editor of Columbia's literary magazine, Acta Columbia. Between 1884 and 1888 he became Associate Editor of Life, writing many poems and articles. He also worked for Harper's Magazine, Harper's Bazaar and Harper's Young People, and from 1899 to 1901 served as active editor of Harper's Weekly. From January to November 1899 became editor of the American edition of the Harper-owned Literature. He was also the editor of the New Metropolitan magazine in 1903 and, one year later, he was appointed the editor of the American humour magazine Puck. He married twice and had three sons from the first wife.

Encyclopedia of American Humorists

Encyclopedia of American Humorists PDF Author: Steven H. Gale
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317362268
Category : Humor
Languages : en
Pages : 1324

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First published in 1988, this book contains entries on famous American Humorists. Humor has been present in American literature, from the beginning, and has developed characteristics that reflect the American character, both regional and national. Although American literature was, in the past, treated as inferior to British literature, there has always been a large popular audience for the genre, which this book shows. The figures with entries in this encyclopedia not only amuse in their writing, but also aim to enlighten- setting out to expose the foibles and foolishness of society and the individuals who compose it. It is the manner in which these authors try to accomplish this end that determines whether they appear in the volume. Indeed, the book will demonstrate that the best humor has at its base, a ready understanding of human nature.

In the Shadow of Agatha Christie

In the Shadow of Agatha Christie PDF Author: Leslie S Klinger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1681776987
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 356

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Before Agatha Christie became the world’s Queen of Crime, she stood on the talented shoulders of the female crime authors who came before her. This splendid new anthology by Leslie S. Klinger brings these exceptional writers out of Christie’s shadow and back into the spotlight they deserve. Agatha Christie is undoubtedly the world’s best-selling mystery author, hailed as the “Queen of Crime,” with worldwide sales in the billions. Christie burst onto the literary scene in 1920, with The Mysterious Affair at Styles; her last novel was published in 1976, a career longer than even Conan Doyle’s forty-year span. The truth is that it was due to the success of writers like Anna Katherine Green in America; L. T. Meade, C. L. Pirkis, the Baroness Orczy, and Elizabeth Corbett in England; and Mary Fortune in Australia that the doors were finally opened for women crime-writers. Authors who followed them, such as Patricia Wentworth, Dorothy Sayers, and, of course, Agatha Christie would not have thrived without the bold, fearless work of their predecessors—and the genre would be much poorer for their absence. So while Agatha Christie may still reign supreme, it is important to remember that she did not ascend that throne except on the shoulders of the women who came before her—and inspired her—and who are now removed from her shadow once and for all by this superb new anthology by Leslie S. Klinger. Featuring: Mary Fortune, Harriet Prescott Spofford, Ellen Wood, Elizabeth Corbett, C. L. Pirkis, Geraldine Bonner, Ellen Glasgow, L. T. Meade, Baroness Orczy, Augusta Großer, M. E. Graddon, Anna Katherine Green, Carolyn Wells, Susan Glaspell

The Pursuit of the House-Boat Being Some Further Account of the Divers Doings of the Associated Shades, Under the Leadership of Sherlock Holmes, Esq

The Pursuit of the House-Boat Being Some Further Account of the Divers Doings of the Associated Shades, Under the Leadership of Sherlock Holmes, Esq PDF Author: Bangs John Kendrick
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781318819386
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 146

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The Pursuit of the House-Boat

The Pursuit of the House-Boat PDF Author: John Kendrick Bangs
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780332296401
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 274

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As part of ClassicReader.com, Stephane Theroux presents the full text of ""The Pursuit of the House-boat," by American humorist John Kendrick Bangs (1862-1922). Bangs was a humor editor for "Harper's Magazine" from 1888-1899.

The Singular Problem of the Stygian House-Boat

The Singular Problem of the Stygian House-Boat PDF Author: John Kendrick Bangs
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1605430358
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 174

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With Edged Tools

With Edged Tools PDF Author: Hugh Stowell Scott
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 360

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Sherlock Holmes and the German Interpreter

Sherlock Holmes and the German Interpreter PDF Author: Orlando Pearson
Publisher: Delos Digital srl
ISBN: 8825418833
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 26

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Giallo - novelette (26 pagine) - The British Government commissions Holmes and Watson to travel to Germany to help the authorities find the man who shot Horst Wessel, the leader of the Storm Troopers. It is 1930. The British Government commissions Holmes and Watson to travel to Germany in the company of leading German interpreter, Paul-Otto Schmidt, to help the authorities find the man who shot Horst Wessel, the leader of the Storm Troopers. Holmes soon identifies Wessel’s attacker and takes part in a politically charged interrogation of him attended by the Gauleiter of Berlin, Joseph Gӧbbels. The story climaxes at Wessel’s funeral where Gӧbbels delivers an incendiary speech to a baying crowd while Holmes muses on what good men should do in a world where evil thrives. Orlando Pearson, creator of the well-known Redacted Sherlock Holmes series, commutes into London during the day and communes with the spirits of Baker Street by night. An international businessman, his interests include classical music, history, literature, current affairs, sport and economics. All these themes find their way into his stories which are being translated into German and Italian. Mr Pearson is married with two children and lives near Wisteria Lodge.