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Smith, Thorne 1892-1934

Overview
Works: 74 works in 423 publications in 4 languages and 5,165 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  History  Humor 
Roles: Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3537.M835, 813.52
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Topper : a ribald adventure by Thorne Smith( Book )
10 editions published between 1926 and 1985 in English and held by 522 libraries worldwide
The night life of the gods by Thorne Smith( Book )
42 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in English and held by 424 libraries worldwide
Author Thorne Smith puts his seemingly boundless imagination to good work in The Night Life of the Gods, a rip-roaring novel that postulates about what would happen if ancient deities were revived and allowed to run wild in the streets of Depression-era New York City. This turn of events comes about when inventor Hunter Hawk devises a method of turning people into stone statues and vice versa
Topper takes a trip by Thorne Smith( Book )
16 editions published between 1932 and 2000 in English and held by 411 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
Topper by Thorne Smith( Book )
17 editions published between 1926 and 1999 in English and held by 374 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
Turnabout by Thorne Smith( Book )
34 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in English and held by 270 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 )
41 editions published between 1929 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 249 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
The Thorne Smith 3-decker by Thorne Smith( Book )
11 editions published between 1929 and 1939 in English and Undetermined and held by 224 libraries worldwide
The bishop's jaegers by Thorne Smith( Book )
13 editions published between 1932 and 1977 in English and held by 222 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
Rain in the doorway by Thorne Smith( Book )
14 editions published between 1933 and 1980 in English and held by 220 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
Topper by Thorne Smith( file )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 184 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 Thorne Smith triplets by Thorne Smith( Book )
10 editions published between 1932 and 1944 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
The passionate witch by Thorne Smith( Book )
15 editions published between 1941 and 1969 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
Skin and bones by Thorne Smith( Book )
15 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 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 165 libraries worldwide
Topper (Roland Young) encounters a sarcastic ghost (Joan Blondell) who insists that our intrepid hero help her find her murderer. The plot unravels in Carrington Hall, a fabulous haunted mansion, replete with mysteries and a phantom that passes through solid stone. Beset by falling objects, dark, mysterious corridors and hidden traps, Topper must persevere to solve the dark crime. Of course the setting would be incomplete without the dastardly butler, the prissy housekeeper, a performing seal, Topper's irascible chauffeur "Rochester" and Ms. Blondell's disappearing corpse
The glorious pool by Thorne Smith( Book )
14 editions published between 1934 and 1959 in English and Czech and held by 152 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 143 libraries worldwide
Did she fall? by Thorne Smith( Book )
9 editions published between 1930 and 1962 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
The Thorne Smith three-bagger: The glorious pool, Skin and bones, Topper by Thorne Smith( Book )
4 editions published between 1943 and 1945 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Out o' luck; Biltmore Oswald very much at sea by Thorne Smith( Book )
8 editions published between 1919 and 2013 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Topper: an improbable adventure by Thorne Smith( Book )
3 editions published between 1926 and 1932 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Smith, James Thorne, 1892-1934
Smith, James Thorne jr. 1892-1934
Smith, Jason Thorne, 1892-1934
Smith, Thorne, 1893-1934
Languages
English (340)
German (2)
Danish (1)
Czech (1)
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