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Bangs, John Kendrick 1862-1922

Overview
Works: 373 works in 1,401 publications in 1 language and 20,355 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Periodicals  Biography  Humor  Caricatures and cartoons  Satire  History  Parodies, imitations, etc  Christmas stories  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Lyricist, Librettist, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS1064.B3, 813.4
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Most widely held works about John Kendrick Bangs
 
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A house-boat on the Styx by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )
100 editions published between 1895 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The souls of the dead must cross the Styx, to pass into a Hades-like afterworld. In the first of the twelve stories compiled in A House-Boat on the Styx, the man who ferries the souls across sees a houseboat floating downriver and fears for his livelihood. He is appointed janitor on the boat, where the remaining stories take place between characters from history and mythology
The pursuit of the house-boat by John Kendrick Bangs( )
68 editions published between 1090 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sherlock Holmes: The Pursuit of the House-Boat is the sequel to A House-Boat on the Styx. The novel opens with the Associated Shades taking stock of their situation. Captain Kidd has hijacked the House-Boat and they must find a way to get it back, the group decides to hire the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, who, at the time had just been killed off by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle gave his blessings for Bangs to use his character making this an authorized Sherlock Holmes adventure
Harper's weekly ( )
in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ghosts I have met and some others by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )
34 editions published between 1898 and 2004 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coffee and repartee by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )
44 editions published between 1893 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of what happens when men who think themselves smarter than they are face off against a man who's smarter than he seems. Set entirely in the dining room of a cheap boarding house, Coffee and Repartee chronicles the clever, funny, competitive table talk of the boarders. Formal credentials and personal pretensions to mental superiority all crumble in the face of precisely the right come-back, time after time
The enchanted typewriter by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )
34 editions published between 1899 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
The water ghost and others by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )
30 editions published between 1856 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The trouble with Harrowby Hall was that it was haunted, and, what was worse, the ghost did not content itself with merely appearing at the bedside of the afflicted person who saw it, but persisted in remaining there for one mortal hour before it would disappear. It never appeared except on Christmas Eve, and then as the clock was striking twelve, in which respect alone was it lacking in that originality which in these days is a sine qua non of success in spectral life. The owners of Harrowby Hall had done their utmost to rid themselves of the damp and dewy lady who rose up out of t
The booming of Acre Hill : and other reminiscences of urban and suburban life by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )
26 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over the course of his career, John Kendrick Bangs gained prominence as one of the most beloved humor writers of his era. In this charming collection of short stories, Bangs muses on the emergence of the suburban middle class in the United States with his trademark wit and humanity
The dreamers : a club : being a more or less faithful account of the literary exercises of the first regular meeting of that organization by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )
23 editions published between 1899 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mr. Bonaparte of Corsica by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )
26 editions published between 1895 and 2014 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American author John Kendrick Bangs carved out a unique niche for himself in the literary pantheon by penning dozens of satirical works focusing on historical figures. In the ersatz biography Mr. Bonaparte of Corsica, he mercilessly skewers bombastic French emperor Napoleon
Paste Jewels, being seven tales of domestic woe by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )
18 editions published between 1897 and 1969 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over the plum-pudding by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )
15 editions published between 1901 and 2014 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
The idiot by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )
23 editions published between 1895 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Today, quirky or eccentric outsiders are often afforded a measure of tolerance or even respect. In the nineteenth century, however, these original thinkers were often regarded as dangerous crackpots and subjected to scorn -- or worse. John Kendrick Bangs' The Idiot follows the ups and downs of one such unfortunate fellow in a most amusing fashion
The bicyclers, and three other farces by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )
19 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three farcical plays by the American author and satirist, and the creator of modern Bangsian fantasy, the school of fantasy writing that sets the plot wholly or partially in the afterlife
Peeps at people. Being certain papers from the writings of Anne Warrington Witherup by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )
21 editions published between 1898 and 1971 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
R. Holmes & Co. being the remarkable adventures of Raffles Holmes, Esq., detective and amateur cracksman by birth by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )
14 editions published between 1906 and 2012 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What would happen if master detective Sherlock Holmes sired a son with the daughter of one of his archenemies? That's the supposition at the center of R. Holmes & Co., which pits criminal mastermind Raffles against Holmes and goes on to tell the story of how Holmes fell for Raffles' daughter Marjorie, with whom he later had a child, the Raffles Holmes of the book's title
A little book of Christmas by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )
15 editions published between 1912 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Renowned journalist and essayist John Kendrick Bangs worked at the helm of many of the most important news magazines of his day -- and all the while, he was submitting his own short humor pieces, poems, and other blurbs to mass-market publications, often anonymously or using a pen name. This holiday-themed collection brings together some of Bangs' finest work, and it's sure to bring some festive cheer to you and yours
A rebellious heroine. A story by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )
15 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prolific novelist Stuart Harley has published many books, but wealth and popular acclaim have continued to elude him. In an attempt to help him secure his fortune, Harley''s publisher recommends that he write stories with more appeal to female audiences. Harley agrees and begins to work, but he soon finds that his plucky heroine -- one Marguerite Andrews -- has developed a mind of her own and is not overly keen on going along with his plans
The idiot at home by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )
16 editions published between 1900 and 1902 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The inventions of the idiot by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )
13 editions published between 1903 and 2014 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What happens when a brilliant but eccentric tinkerer sets his mind on improving the conditions of mankind through the power of science? John Kendrick Bangs' follow-up to The Idiot details this one-of-a-kind inventor's ideas -- some brilliant, some batty -- in this eminently readable romp
 
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Alternative Names
Bangs, J. K.
Bangs, John K.
Bangs, John K. 1862-1922
バングズ, J. K.
Languages
English (601)
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