722 books for genre «Humorous»

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¿PUEDES RESISTIRTE A ESTE ANUNCIO?­«Hombre de ciencia. Culto y gentil, un poco calvo pero atractivo. Nuestro padre, viudo, es el hombre ideal para la mujer ideal.­» Edward Schuyler se enfrenta al peor momento de su vida: la muerte de su esposa. Tras...

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Sherlock Holmes takes on his greatest case in this comic mystery- of a sort.

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A certain class of dishonesty, dishonesty magnificent in its proportions, and climbing into high places ... 'This was the new metropolitan disease Trollope set out brilliantly to expose in The Way We Live Now. His milieux are the City's financial institutions, London's exclusive West End squares and drones' clubs populated by languorous aristocrats, all offering rich pickings for the unscrupulous speculator, whether in the marriage or the money market. Among the unscrupulous are the hack-­writer Lady Carbury, her son Felix and, above all, Melmotte, a financier of uncertain origins and Napoleonic ruthlessness, energy and charm, whose dramatic rise and fall dominates the novel.­The Way We Live Now, unpopular on its first appearance in 1874-­5, is now widely recognized as Trollope's masterpiece. An unorthodox satire with a happy ending, it explores decadence and change in what Frank Kermode calls 'a world increasingly more congenial to the speculator than to the gentleman'.

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When Severus Snape brews some extra Polyjuice, he tries to play a trick on Minerva McGonagall.

Amorous hijinks ensue.

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Zumbabwe Ambaata es el rey de K-­zandar, un minúsculo país perdido delÁfrica Central que carece de todo interés para el resto del planeta.­Hasta que un día, tras unas excavaciones, descubren que toda susuperficie es de oro. De allí en adelante el mu...

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Es una parodia de los relatos de terror en la que un embajador americano Hiram B. Otis se traslada con su familia a un castillo encantado en Inglaterra. Lord Canterville, dueno anterior del castillo, le avisa de que el fantasma de Sir Simon de Canterville pulula por el castillo desde que este asesinó a su esposa Lady Eleonore de Canterville. Pero el Sr. Otis desoye sus advertencias.

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Jeeves, I said, "may I speak frankly?­" "Certainly, sir.­" "What I have to say may wound you.­" "Not at all, sir

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Babbitt is the middle-­class, average-­American protagonist of this novel. Though he conforms to society and attempts to scale the social ladder, Babbit gradually becomes dissatisfied with the American Dream. He branches out to test other, more rebellious ways of life. He returns to where he began, disillusioned with the equally rigid standards he has found among the non-­conformists, though still holding an openness to individuality in his heart.

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Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), published in 1889, is a humorous account by Jerome K. Jerome of a boating holiday on the Thames between Kingston and Oxford. The book was initially intended to be a serious travel guide, with accounts of local history along the route, but the humorous elements took over to the point where the serious and somewhat sentimental passages seem a distraction to the comic novel. One of the most praised things about Three Men in a Boat is how undated it appears to modern readers, the jokes seem fresh and witty even today. The three men are based on Jerome himself (the narrator J.­) and two real-­life friends, George Wingrave (who went on to become a senior manager in Barclays Bank) and Carl Hentschel (the founder of a London printing business, called Harris in the book), with whom he often took boating trips. The dog, Montmorency, is entirely fictional, but "as Jerome admits, developed out of that area of inner consciousness which, in all . . .

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