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Smith, Thorne 1892-1934

Overview
Works: 95 works in 606 publications in 9 languages and 5,770 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Romance films  Detective and mystery films  Fantasy comedies (Motion pictures)  Screwball comedy films  Science fiction  Humor 
Roles: Author, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3537.M835, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Thorne Smith
Publications by Thorne Smith
Publications by Thorne Smith, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Thorne Smith
Topper : a ribald adventure by Thorne Smith( Book )
13 editions published between 1926 and 1985 in English and held by 491 libraries worldwide
Topper buys a sports car in 1926 with a ghostly past
Topper takes a trip by Thorne Smith( Book )
47 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 437 libraries worldwide
Cosmo Topper and his wife take a trip to the south of France for an extended vacation on the Riviera, but his peaceful vacation is interrupted when the Kerbys materialize
The night life of the gods by Thorne Smith( Book )
54 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 428 libraries worldwide
Hunter Hawk has a knack for annoying his ultrarespectable relatives. He likes to experiment and he particularly likes to experiment with explosives. His garage-cum-laboratory is a veritable minefield, replete with evil-smelling clouds of vapor through which various bits of wreckage and mysteriously bubbling test tubes are occasionally visible. With the help of Megaera, a fetching nine-hundred-year-old lady leprechaun he meets one night in the woods, he masters the art (if not the timing) of transforming statues into people. And when he practices his new witchery in the stately halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art--setting Bacchus, Mercury, Neptune, Diana, Hebe, Apollo, and Perseus loose on the unsuspecting citizenry of Prohibition-era New York--the stage is set for Thorne Smith at his most devilish and delightful
Topper by Thorne Smith( Book )
30 editions published between 1926 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 385 libraries worldwide
When law-abiding, mild-mannered bank manager Cosmo Topper buys a secondhand car, he finds it haunted by its reckless, frivolous previous owners, George and Marion Kerby. The ghostly couple make it their mission to rescue Topper from his drab lifestyle by creating a series of madcap adventures
The bishop's jaegers by Thorne Smith( Book )
39 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 281 libraries worldwide
If you're in the mood for a wildly hilarious comic romp, give Thorne Smith's The Bishop's Jaegars a read. Adrift and listless, a wealthy coffee heir is searching for meaning in life. His secretary decides to shake things up and help him get back on track. Before long, the pair finds themselves at the center of a bizarre coterie of characters who invade a nudist colony
Turnabout by Thorne Smith( Book )
44 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in English and German and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Though Thorne Smith's most popular works involve elements of fantasy and science fiction, the clever novel Turnabout takes his penchant for incorporating supernatural and magical themes in his work and puts one such plot twist to use as a comedic tool. An ancient Egyptian idol grows weary of the seemingly never-ending spats between the Willows, a young married couple, and forces them to switch bodies. As you might expect, hilarious hijinks ensue
The stray lamb by Thorne Smith( Book )
42 editions published between 1929 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 255 libraries worldwide
In The Stray Lamb, author Thorne Smith draws inspiration from his most famous works, the beloved Topper series. In this novel, yet another unhappy banker, T. Lawrence Lamb, experiences a reawakening as the result of a mystical experience -- in this case, the sudden ability to take on different animal forms. Lamb uses his newfound powers to fuel a series of madcap misadventures -- and even finds love along the way
Rain in the doorway by Thorne Smith( Book )
30 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 228 libraries worldwide
Looking to spice up your bedtime reading material? Rain in the Doorway, a raucous, raunchy romp from renowned writer Thorne Smith, is just the ticket. The story follows the boozy shenanigans of Hector Owen. Betrayed by his wife, Owen finds himself wrapped up in a business deal that involves a purveyor of pornographic books. Though seldom sober, Owen and his madcap crew slosh their way through a series of hilarious -- and often naughty -- misadventures
The Thorne Smith 3-decker by Thorne Smith( Book )
10 editions published between 1929 and 1939 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 libraries worldwide
Topper by Thorne Smith( file )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
Topper is a hilarious, ribald comedy about a mild-mannered bank manager and two capricious ghosts, George and Marion Kerby, who make it their mission to rescue Topper from the drab "summer of suburban Sundays" that is his life
The glorious pool by Thorne Smith( Book )
32 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 195 libraries worldwide
What happens when a pair of aging adulterers are magically transported back to the bloom of their youth? That's the question at the heart of Thorne Smith's wickedly clever tale, The Glorious Pool. Long-time lovers Rex Pebble and Spray Summers take a dip in a swimming pool and find themselves swimming backwards in time. Being inveterate hedonists, the two take full advantage of their restored nubility
The passionate witch by Thorne Smith( Book )
32 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in English and French and held by 194 libraries worldwide
T. Wallace Wooly, assureur, est une figure respectable de Warburton, petite ville de l'Etat de New York. Un jour, il sauve d'un hôtel en flammes une étrange jeune femme, Jennifer Broome. Celle-ci va bouleverser pour le pire la vie de l'hypocrite et prétentieux homme d'affaires. M. Wooly l'épouse. C'est vers l'enfer, l'anarchie et le désordre que Jennifer cherche à attirer son époux
The Thorne Smith triplets by Thorne Smith( Book )
7 editions published between 1932 and 1944 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
Skin and bones by Thorne Smith( Book )
17 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Thorne Smith's imaginative novel Skin and Bones takes the concept of suffering for one's art to a whole new level. While developing film, a photographer accidentally creates a chemical concoction that produces an exceedingly bizarre phenomenon--he spontaneously begins to switch back and forth between a normal human appearance and that of a walking skeleton. Can he make a life worth living with this condition?
Topper returns by Roy Del Ruth( visu )
23 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
Cosmo Topper helps a shapely ghost track down her killer
Did she fall? by Thorne Smith( Book )
16 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Biltmore Oswald, the diary of a hapless recruit by Thorne Smith( Book )
16 editions published between 1918 and 2011 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
The Thorne Smith three-bagger: The glorious pool, Skin and bones, Topper by Thorne Smith( Book )
3 editions published between 1943 and 1945 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Topper: an improbable adventure by Thorne Smith( Book )
6 editions published between 1926 and 1932 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
The jovial ghosts by Thorne Smith( Book )
17 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Also published under the title Topper, The Jovial Ghosts puts Thorne Smith's literary imagination and quirky sense of humor on full display. A mild-mannered professional, Cosmo Topper, finds his life turned upside-down when he encounters a pair of ghosts, George and Marian Kerby. The ghostly couple soon become fast friends with Topper, which turns out to be a pleasant diversion from his passionless marriage and humdrum life
 
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Alternative Names
Smith, James Thorne 1892-1934
Smith, James Thorne 1892-1934 jr
Smith, James Thorne jr. 1892-1934
Smith, Jason Thorne 1892-1934
Smith, Thorne 1893-1933
Smith, Thorne 1893-1934
Thorne Smith écrivain américain
Thorne Smith US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Торн Смит
تورن اسمیت نویسنده آمریکایی
スミス, ソーン
Languages
English (444)
Danish (32)
German (14)
French (8)
Swedish (5)
Hebrew (1)
Spanish (1)
Finnish (1)
Czech (1)
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