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Bangs, John Kendrick 1862-1922

Overview
Works: 357 works in 1,369 publications in 2 languages and 21,142 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Periodicals  Biography  Humor  Satire  Caricatures and cartoons  History  Christmas stories  Parodies, imitations, etc  Newspapers 
Roles: Author, Editor, Librettist, Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS1064.B3, 813.4
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Most widely held works by John Kendrick Bangs
A house-boat on the Styx : being some account of the divers doings of the associated shades by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )

97 editions published between 1895 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,081 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
Harper's weekly( )

in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )

65 editions published between 1090 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 756 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
Ghosts I have met and some others by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )

36 editions published between 1898 and 2011 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coffee and repartee by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )

47 editions published between 1893 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 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 )

33 editions published between 1899 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 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 )

31 editions published between 1856 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 451 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 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 )

21 editions published between 1899 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shelf2Life Literature and Fiction Collection is a unique set of short stories, poems and novels from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. From tales of love, life and heartbreaking loss to humorous stories of ghost encounters, these volumes captivate the imaginations of readers young and old. Included in this collection are a variety of dramatic and spirited poems that contemplate the mysteries of life and celebrate the wild beauty of nature. The Shelf2Life Literature and Fiction Collection provides readers with an opportunity to enjoy and study these iconic literary works, many of which were written during a period of remarkable creativity
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 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Bonaparte of Corsica by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )

24 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humorous fictionalisation of the life of Napoleon Bonaparte written by American author, editor and satirist John Kendrick Bangs. Bangs was famous as the originator of so-called 'Bangsian fantasy', which follows famous historical figures' interactions in the afterlife
Over the plum-pudding by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )

13 editions published between 1901 and 2014 in English and held by 364 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 bicyclers, and three other farces by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )

18 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in English and held by 301 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
R. Holmes & co by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )

25 editions published between 1906 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 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
Peeps at people. Being certain papers from the writings of Anne Warrington Witherup by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )

21 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idiot by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )

23 editions published between 1895 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 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 idiot at home by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )

15 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rebellious heroine. A story by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )

14 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 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
A little book of Christmas by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )

15 editions published between 1912 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 209 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
The inventions of the idiot by John Kendrick Bangs( Book )

12 editions published between 1903 and 2014 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idiot is the same old idiot, if a trifle worn. As an inventive idiot he is in his element although of all his numerous inventions he complains that none has been realized. Probably there is a deep psychological reason for that for they were all of the ""Dreamaline"" sort. For a few cents everyone was to be able to be what he wanted to be, the reasoning of the idiot being that "" if you feel like a millionaire you are as happy as a millionaire; happier in fact, for you are not even bothered by cutting the coupons."" The other members of Mrs. Smithers-Pedagogue's high class home
 
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The dreamers : a club : being a more or less faithful account of the literary exercises of the first regular meeting of that organization
Alternative Names
Bangs, J. K.

Bangs, John K.

Bangs, John K. 1862-1922

John Kendrick Bangs US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Humorist und Satiriker

جون كيندريك بانجس

존 켄드릭 뱅스

バングズ, J. K.

Languages
English (594)

Korean (1)

Covers
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 enchanted typewriterThe water ghost and othersThe dreamers : a club : being a more or less faithful account of the literary exercises of the first regular meeting of that organizationThe booming of Acre Hill : and other reminiscences of urban and suburban lifeThe idiotA little book of Christmas