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Smith, Thorne 1892-1934

Overview
Works: 104 works in 677 publications in 9 languages and 6,100 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Comedy films  Drama  Film adaptations  Romance films  Humorous fiction  Detective and mystery films  Fantasy comedies (Motion pictures)  Fantasy fiction  Ghost plays 
Roles: Author, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3537.M835, 813.52
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Topper : a ribald adventure by Thorne Smith( Book )
15 editions published between 1926 and 1985 in English and held by 451 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
Topper takes a trip by Thorne Smith( Book )
51 editions published between 1932 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 423 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 )
61 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 423 libraries worldwide
Relates the story of a scientist who, with the help of Megaera, an attractive nine-hundred-year-old female leprechaun, discovers how to turn people into statues and vice versa. Hunter Hawk instigates a nocturnal spree by making statues of Greek gods, Bacchus, Mercury, Neptune, Diana, Hebe, Apollo, and Perseus, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art come to life and confront the citizenry of Prohibition era New York City
Topper by Thorne Smith( Book )
32 editions published between 1926 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 369 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 )
46 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and Danish 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 )
49 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 264 libraries worldwide
An Egyptian god switches the bodies of a husband and wife
The stray lamb by Thorne Smith( Book )
41 editions published between 1929 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 252 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 )
35 editions published between 1933 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 233 libraries worldwide
This vintage book contains Thorne Smith's 1933 novel, "Rain in the Doorway". It is the story an adulteress's husband who embarks on inebriated adventures with his various partners and a girl who works in a pornographic books department. Those who have read and enjoyed Smith's work will love "Rain in the Doorway", an entertaining and risqu ̌tale of forbidden love and compromising situations. Contents include: "Waiting", "In The Doorway", "Snatched Through", "The New Partner", "Pornography Preferred", "Satin", "Establishing A Line Of Credit", "The Burning Beard", "The Kiarians Continue", "From The Roof Top", "The Partners Are Helpful", "Satin Slings An Eel", "Mr. Owen's Buff", "The Hour Grows Late", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction
The Thorne Smith 3-decker by Thorne Smith( Book )
11 editions published between 1929 and 1939 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
Topper by Thorne Smith( file )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Swedish and held by 204 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 )
34 editions published between 1934 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 190 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 )
25 editions published between 1941 and 1981 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Recounts the remarkable consequences of a marriage of a meek and respectible man with a grade-A witch. T. Wallace Wooly, Jr., a wealthy widower who lived a quiet and stuffy life on a diet of vitamins and vegetable juices, did not know what he was getting in for when he rescued a strange woman, entirely nude, from a burning hotel. In fact, Mr. Wooly was a little bewildered a week later to discover that he had taken the lady as his wife. His bride's unconventional antics were eventually to revolutionize Mr. Wooly's life. He who had never in his life drunk anything stronger than carrot juice was to find that steady alcoholic consumption was requisite to peace of mind. There follow some of the finest binges in literature, climaxed by the memorable scene in which Mr. Wooly disguised as an old lady from Perth Amboy, appears at a Turkish bath.--Amazon
Skin and bones by Thorne Smith( Book )
19 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
This classic book contains the humorous and fantastical story 'Skin and Bones', about a man who accidently turns himself into a skeleton whilst attempting to prefect an 'X-ray film'. A great read, this book is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of any home, where it is sure to become a family favourite
Topper returns by Roy Del Ruth( visu )
23 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Topper turns amateur detective as the ghost of a beautiful girl gets him to try and find the killer in an eerie old house, with trap doors and secret panels
Did she fall? by Thorne Smith( Book )
17 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 136 libraries worldwide
The story of Emily-Jane. When she was bad, she was very, very bad, and when she was good, she was luscious-- until somebody killed her. Or did she fall?
Biltmore Oswald, the diary of a hapless recruit by Thorne Smith( Book )
17 editions published between 1918 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 126 libraries worldwide
The Thorne Smith triplets by Thorne Smith( Book )
4 editions published between 1938 and 1944 in English and held by 98 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 Thorne Smith three-bagger: The glorious pool, Skin and bones, Topper by Thorne Smith( Book )
5 editions published between 1943 and 1945 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
The jovial ghosts by Thorne Smith( Book )
18 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 30 libraries worldwide
The story of a mild-mannered bank manager named Cosmo Topper who decides to buy a second-hand car only to find it haunted by a pair of ghosts determined to change his 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 Amerikaans romanschrijver (1892-1934)
Thorne Smith écrivain américain
Thorne Smith US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Торн Смит
סמיט, תהורן, 1891-1934
סמיט, תורן, 1891-1934
סמית, תהורן, 1891-1934
تورن اسمیت نویسنده آمریکایی
スミス, ソーン
Languages
English (488)
Danish (32)
German (13)
French (7)
Swedish (6)
Italian (1)
Hebrew (1)
Spanish (1)
Finnish (1)
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