Pepys’s Ghost (1899)

In this strangest of diaries, the author and adventurer Edwin Emerson Jr voices one year in his life through the mouth of Samuel Pepys….more

The Laughing Song (1904)

In this novelty recording by the Norwegian actor Henry Klauser, a mournful refrain gradually gives way to laughter….more

Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote (1867)

From whole multi-paragraph excerpts to single lines, this wonderful little book dedicates itself, as the title declares, to presenting the wit and wisdom to be foun…more

The Over-Incubated Baby (1901)

A mother brings her baby to Professor Bakem’s newly invented baby incubator, which claims to give one year’s of growth in just one hour, but an accident leads to a …more

Guess Me (1879)

Illustrated by George Cruikshank among others, a collection of word, number, and picture puzzles in the form of enigmas, conundrums, acrostics, and a series of incr…more

Fables for the Frivolous (1899)

One of the earliest works by the American parodist Guy Wetmore Carryl, this collection of fables are adapted from Jean de La Fontaine’s Aesop-style originals from m…more

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