New Authors    New Books    Coming Soon    Most Popular    Top Authors    
<< Previous bookNext book >>
book cover of 

The Night Life of the Gods

The Night Life of the Gods

(1931)
A novel by

 

Thorne Smith's rapid-fire dialogue, brilliant sense of the absurd, and literary aplomb put him in the same category as the beloved P. G. Wodehouse. The Night Life of the Gods--the madcap story of a scientist who instigates a nocturnal spree with the Greek gods--is arguably his most sparkling comedic achievement.
        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.

Born in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1892, educated at Dartmouth, THORNE SMITH was an early cohort of Dorothy Parker's. He achieved literary success in 1926 with the publication of Topper and went on to publish nine novels in the next eight years. He earned a passionate following among both critics and readers before his death, at the age of forty-two, in 1934.

CAROLYN SEE is the author of nine books. Her latest novel is The Handyman. She lives in Pacific Palisades, California.

 
Similar Books by other authors...

 
Used availability for Thorne Smith's The Night Life of the Gods


See all available used copies of this book at: Abebooks UK or Abebooks US
 
 

Hardback Editions

January 1978 : Hardback
Title: The Night Life of the Gods
Author(s): Thorne Smith
ISBN: 0891901175 / 9780891901174 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

April 2011 : Paperback
Title: The Night Life of the Gods
Author(s): Thorne Smith
ISBN: 1447403355 / 9781447403357
Publisher: Thackeray Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

June 2011 : Paperback
Title: The Night Life of the Gods
Author(s): Thorne Smith
ISBN: 1604445319 / 9781604445312 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndoEuropeanPublishing.com
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

September 2009 : Paperback
Title: Come Rack! Come Rope! (World Cultural Heritage Library)
Author(s): Robert Hugh Benson
ISBN: 1438796986 / 9781438796987
Publisher: Intl Business Pubns USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

February 2008 : Paperback
Title: The Night Life of the Gods (Dodo Press)
Author(s): Thorne Smith
ISBN: 1406591599 / 9781406591590 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dodo Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

July 2003 : Paperback
Title: The Night Life of the Gods
Author(s): Thorne Smith
ISBN: 1406803685 / 9781406803686 (UK edition)
Publisher: Echo Library
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 1999 : Paperback
Title: The Night Life of the Gods (Modern Library Paperbacks)
Author(s): Thorne Smith
ISBN: 0375753060 / 9780375753060 (USA edition)
Publisher: Modern Library
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

June 1980 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: Night Life of the Gods
Author(s): Thorne Smith
ISBN: 0345287266 / 9780345287267 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

April 2013 : Kindle edition
Title: The Night Life of the Gods
Author(s): Thorne Smith
ISBN: B006TDSCGG
Publisher: Thackeray Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

November 2012 : Kindle edition
Title: The Night Life of the Gods
Author(s): Thorne Smith
ISBN: B00A3H6ER8
Publisher: eNet Press Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

October 2012 : Kindle edition
Title: THE NIGHT LIFE OF THE GODS
Author(s): THORNE SMITH
ISBN: B009TAYYNG
Publisher:
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2012 : Kindle edition
Title: The Night Life of the Gods
Author(s): Thorne Smith
ISBN: B008CE5ZCY
Publisher:
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

March 2012 : Kindle edition
Title: The Night Life of the Gods
Author(s): Thorne Smith
ISBN: B007GGK8SK
Publisher: Green Light
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2012 : Kindle edition
Title: The Night Life of the Gods ( Annotated )
Author(s): Thorne Smith
ISBN: B007GEUTVS
Publisher:
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

November 2008 : Kindle edition
Title: The Night Life of the Gods
Author(s): Thorne Smith
ISBN: B001KJAKKA
Publisher: Oak Grove
Availability: Amazon   

 


Search for    

© 2014 Fantastic Fiction
Questions? Comments? Corrections? Please email webmaster@fantasticfiction.co.uk