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John Kendrick Bangs (1862–1922)

Author of A House-Boat on the Styx

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Works by John Kendrick Bangs

A House-Boat on the Styx (1896) 170 copies
R. Holmes & Co. (1906) 128 copies
The Enchanted Typewriter (1899) 42 copies
A Little Book of Christmas (1912) 32 copies
Mr. Bonaparte of Corsica (1895) 28 copies
Coffee and Repartee (1893) 28 copies
The Water Ghost and Others (1894) 23 copies
The Idiot (1895) 22 copies
The Inventions of the Idiot (1903) 13 copies
Ghosts I Have Met (1902) 12 copies
The Time Shop (1999) 12 copies
Olympian Nights (1902) 11 copies
The Dreamers A Club (1899) 11 copies
A Rebellious Heroine (2002) 10 copies
Over the Plum Pudding (1901) 10 copies
The Idiot at Home (1900) 9 copies
Paste Jewels (1898) 9 copies
The Genial Idiot (2011) 9 copies
Half-Hours with the Idiot (2011) 8 copies
Half-Hours with Jimmieboy (2012) 5 copies
Andiron Tales (2011) 5 copies
Jack and the Check Book (1911) 5 copies
Mollie and the Unwiseman (2012) 4 copies
Présence d'esprits (2007) 3 copies
Andy at Yale 2 copies
Mrs. Raffles Annotated (2022) 1 copy

Associated Works

Ghosts: A Treasury of Chilling Tales Old & New (1981) — Contributor — 336 copies
The Mammoth Book of Seriously Comic Fantasy (1999) — Contributor — 333 copies
Alfred Hitchcock's Haunted Houseful (1961) — Contributor — 316 copies
Knights of Madness: Further Comic Tales of Fantasy (1998) — Contributor — 298 copies
Devils & Demons: A Treasury of Fiendish Tales Old & New (1991) — Contributor — 262 copies
The Mammoth Book of New Comic Fantasy (2005) — Contributor — 182 copies
Victorian Nightmares (1977) — Contributor — 162 copies
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (2015) — Contributor — 146 copies
Poems of Early Childhood (Childcraft) (1923) — Contributor — 121 copies
Arrow Book of Ghost Stories (1960) — Contributor — 112 copies
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Contributor — 92 copies
The Big Book of Female Detectives (2018) — Contributor — 82 copies
The Whole Family: A Novel (1908) — Contributor — 64 copies
American Christmas Stories (2021) — Contributor — 62 copies
Great Ghost Stories: Tales of Mystery and Madness (2004) — Contributor — 51 copies
Ghosts for Christmas (1988) — Contributor — 46 copies
Spirits of Christmas (1989) — Contributor — 31 copies
A Treasury of Old-Fashioned Christmas Stories (2006) — Contributor — 29 copies
Great Ghost Stories: 34 Classic Tales of the Supernatural (2002) — Contributor — 27 copies
Fiends and Creatures (1975) — Contributor — 22 copies
Horrors in hiding (1973) — Contributor — 16 copies
The Victorian Mystery Megapack: 27 Classic Mystery Tales (2012) — Contributor — 15 copies
Dark Holidays: A Collection of Ghost Stories (2006) — Contributor — 13 copies
International Short Stories American (Volume 1) (1910) — Contributor — 11 copies
Fun Phantoms: Tales of Ghostly Entertainment (1979) — Contributor — 10 copies
30 Eternal Masterpieces of Humorous Stories (2017) — Contributor — 4 copies
Aarteiden kirja. 3 : Oli kerran (1956) — Contributor — 4 copies
Dreamers of Dreams: An Anthology of Fantasy (1978) — Author — 4 copies
The Sixteenth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1980) — Contributor — 3 copies
Worlds of never : three fantastic novels (1978) — Author — 1 copy

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FROM AMAZON: John Kendrick Bangs (1862-1922) has earned comparison with Mark Twain and L. Frank Baum for his humorous fantasies, including "A Houseboat on the Styx" and these wildly adventurous "Andiron Tales" -- featuring talking andirons, bellows and fire-pokers . . . and a voyage to the crescent Moon.

FROM PROJECT GUTENBURG: The booming of Acre Hill -- The strange misadventures of an organ -- The plot that failed -- The base ingratitude of Barkis, M.D. -- The utilitarian Mr. Carraway -- The book sales of Mr. Peters -- The valor of Brinley -- Wilkins -- The mayor's lamps -- The balance of power -- Jarley's experiment -- Jarley's Thanksgiving -- Harry and Maude and I, also James -- An affinitive romance -- Mrs. Upton's device...… (more)
 
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Gmomaj | May 6, 2023 |
This is a really witty and funny book, and I enjoyed it very much. It's more of a booklet, really, and easily read within a few hours. :)
 
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Belana | Dec 15, 2021 |
Book from a matched binding set (7) removed from library collection. Set was bound in green cloth, pub 1902, illustrated, matching - only decoration on book spine. Very fragile condition.
 
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Gmomaj | 7 other reviews | Sep 21, 2021 |
Nice Christmas stories for young children & some poems. Arthur Beecher's illustrations were excellent.
 
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leslie.98 | 2 other reviews | Dec 12, 2019 |

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