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Anstey, F. 1856-1934

Overview
Works: 251 works in 1,161 publications in 6 languages and 6,725 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc  Juvenile works  Humorous fiction  Humor  Records and correspondence  Exhibition catalogs  Drama  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Adapter, Artist
Classifications: PR4729.G5, B
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Vice versa, or, A lesson to fathers by F Anstey( Book )

106 editions published between 1882 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic adventure in which a father and son switch bodies
The brass bottle by F Anstey( Book )

54 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mild-mannered fellow striving to make a good impression on his future wife's father purchases a beautiful but mysterious brass bottle. Although he's hoping to use it to project an image of sophistication and affluence, architect Horace Ventimore finds something in the bottle that he never dreamed possible
Voces populi by F Anstey( Book )

54 editions published between 1890 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The talking horse by F Anstey( Book )

28 editions published between 1891 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Get ready for a non-stop barrage of chuckles and belly laughs when you settle in with The Talking Horse and Other Tales from renowned humorist F. Anstey. In the title story, sophisticated man-about-town Gustavus Pulvertoft finds himself the proud owner of a steed that has somehow been gifted with the power of speech. This novelty is amusing at first, but before long Pulvertoft's chatty stallion lands him in a world of trouble
The man from Blankley's, and other sketches <Reprinted from Punch> by F Anstey( Book )

29 editions published between 1893 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humour & fantasy by F Anstey( Book )

13 editions published between 1931 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travelling companions : a story in scenes by F Anstey( Book )

31 editions published between 1892 and 2011 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Punch's pocket Ibsen : a collection of some of the master's best-known dramas condensed, revised, and slightly rearranged for the benefit of the earnest student by F Anstey( Book )

21 editions published between 1893 and 2011 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyre and lancet : a story in scenes by F Anstey( Book )

25 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tourmalin's time cheques by F Anstey( Book )

35 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tinted Venus : a farcical romance by F Anstey( Book )

42 editions published between 1885 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The giant's robe by F Anstey( Book )

44 editions published between 1884 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Anstey Guthrie was an English novelist and journalist, who wrote his comic novels under the pseudonym F. Anstey
Love among the lions; a matrimonial experience by F Anstey( Book )

22 editions published between 1898 and 2013 in English and French and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baboo Jabberjee, B.A by F Anstey( Book )

26 editions published between 1897 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the Hon'ble -- Punch. Venerable and Ludicrous Sir.-Permit me most respectfully to bring beneath your notice a proposal which I serenely anticipate will turn up trumps under the fructifying sunshine of your esteemed approbation. Sir, I am an able B.A. of a respectable Indian University, now in this country for purposes of being crammed through Inns of Court and Law Exam., and rendering myself a completely fledged Pleader or Barrister in the Native Bar of the High Court. Since my sojourn here, I have accomplished the laborious perusal of your transcendent and tip-top periodical, and, hoity toity! I am like a duck in thunder with admiring wonderment at the drollishness and jocosity with which your paper is ready to burst in its pictorial department. But, alack! when I turn my critical attention to the literary contents, I am met with a lamentable deficiency and no great shakes, for I note there the fly in the ointment and hiatus valde deflendus-to wit the utter absenteeism of a correct and classical style in English composition. To the highly educated native gentleman who searches your printed articles, hoping fondly to find himself in a well of English pure and undefiled, it proves merely to fish in the air. Conceive, Sir, the disgustful result to one saturated to the skin of his teeth in best English masterpieces of immaculate and moderately good prose extracts and dramatic passages, published with notes for the use of the native student, at weltering in a hotchpot and hurley-burley of arbitrarily distorted and very vulgarised cockneydoms and purely London provincialities, which must be of necessity to him as casting pearls before a swine! And I have the honour to inform you of a number of cultivated lively young native B.A.'s, both here and in my country, who are quite capable to appreciate really fine writing and sonoriferous periods if published in your paper, and which would infallibly result in a feather in your cap and bring increase of grit to the mill. If, Honoured Sir, you feel disposed to bolster yourself up with the wet blanket of a non possumus, and reply to me that your existing quill-drivers are too fat-witted and shallow-pated for the production of more pretentiously polished lucubrations-aye, not even if they burn the night-light oil and hear the chimes at midnight! I will not be hoodwinked by the superficiality of your cui bono, and shall make you the answer that I am willing for an exceedingly paltry honorarium to rush into the Gordian knot and write you the most superior essays on every conceivable and inconceivable subject under the sun, as per enclosed samples which I forward respectfully for your delightful and golden opinions, guaranteeing faithfully that all of your readers in every hemisphere and postal district will fall in love with such a new departure and fresh tack. The specimens I send are not my best, only very ordinary and humdrum affairs-but ex pede Herculem! Hon'ble Sir, and you will see how transcendentally superior are even such poor effusions compared to the fiddle-faddle and gim-crack style of article with which you are being fobbed off by puzzle-headed and self-opiniated nincompoops. I can also turn out rhymed poetry after models of Poets Tennyson, Cowper, Mrs Hemans, Southey, & Co., done to a tittle, so as not to be detected, even by the cynosure, as mere spurious imitation, but in every respect up to the mark and the real Simon Pure. Therefore, Hon'ble Sir, do not hesitate to strike while the iron is incandescent and bleed freely, even if it should be necessary, prior to engaging your humble petitioner's services, to turn out one or more of your present contributioners crop and heels, and lay them on the shelf of their own incompetencies. Remember that the slightest act of volition on your part can exalt my pecuniary status to the skies, as well as confer distinguished and unparagoned ennoblement upon your caco?thes scribendi
Mr. Punch's model music-hall songs & dramas by F Anstey( Book )

18 editions published between 1892 and 2012 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book containing English music-hall songs. The introduction contains a comedic dialogue lambasting the aggressive morality of the London County Council
The black poodle and other tales by F Anstey( Book )

24 editions published between 1882 and 2012 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although he began his career as a serious literary novelist, writer Thomas Anstey Guthrie first gained a wide readership when he began publishing humorous tales and essays, many of which also happened to have a supernatural element. The collection The Black Poodle and Other Tales brings together some of Anstey's most side-splitting forays into the humor genre
Puppets at large : scenes and subjects from Mr. Punch's show by F Anstey( Book )

10 editions published between 1897 and 2012 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book outlines some scenes from the Mr. Punch puppet trope. Illustrations are included to compliment the scenes
A long retrospect by F Anstey( Book )

5 editions published between 1936 and 1938 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In brief authority by Francis Biddle( Book )

13 editions published between 1915 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this darkly hilarious World War I-era satire, an affluent British family finds itself being whisked away to a land of fairies, where the matriarch is crowned as queen. They gradually begin to introduce British mores and traditions in their new land -- with decidedly mixed results
 
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The tinted Venus : a farcical romance
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controlled identityGuthrie, Thomas Anstey, 1856-1934

Anstey, Francis.

Guthrie, Thomas Anstey.

Guthrie, Thomas Anstey, 1856-1934

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