Topper Takes a Trip

Author: Thorne Smith

Publisher: The Floating Press

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Category: Fiction

Page: 313

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This delightfully quirky ghost story is a follow-up to Thorne Smith's most popular novel, Topper. The stories recount a supernatural love triangle of sorts. Staid banker Cosmo Topper's life has settled into a somewhat boring rut when he happens to cross paths with a pair of ghosts who welcome him into their spooky social milieu. This novel follows Topper and his otherworldly chums on a vacation to the French Riviera.

Topper Takes a Trip

Author: Thorne Smith

Publisher: Ballantine Books

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Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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The beloved characters--mortal and immortal--of Topper return in this uproarious romp through the south of France. One of Thorne Smith's best-loved comedies, it proves once again that he is the undisputed master of urbane wit and sophisticated repartee. Cosmo Topper, the mild-mannered bank manager who was persuaded to take a walk on the wild side by the ghosts of George and Marion Kerby in Topper, finds himself reunited with his dyspeptic wife for an extended vacation on the Riviera. But he doesn't have long to enjoy the peace and quiet before the irrepressible Kerbys materialize once again and start causing fracases, confusing the citizenry, alarming the gendarmes, getting naked, and turning every occasion into revelry or melee. Soon Marion decides that Topper as a ghost would be even more laughs than Topper in the flesh. And all she needs to arrange is one simple little murder. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Topper Takes a Trip (Annotated)

Author: Thorne Smith

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Page: 250

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The beloved characters--mortal and immortal--of Topper return in this uproarious romp through the south of France. One of Thorne Smith's best-loved comedies, it proves once again that he is the undisputed master of urbane wit and sophisticated repartee.

Topper Takes a Trip

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Topper Takes a Trip

Author: Thorne Smith

Publisher: eNet Press

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Category: Science fiction, American

Page: 325

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Topper Takes a Trip: Feckless and fun-loving ghosts, George and Marion Kerby, return to bring chaos and merriment into the life of mild-mannered and stuffy, Cosmo Topper. Written as a sequel to the enormously popular, Topper, Topper Takes a Trip takes the reader on another walk on the wild side.

Topper Takes a Trip

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Author: Thorne Smith

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There was Topper, and there was the Mediterranean. A magnificent spectacle, that- Topper and the Mediterranean. Kindred spirits well met, contemplating each other across an alluring girdle of sand. Not a large man, Topper-Cosmo Topper. Nor yet a small man. Certainly not a small. A comfortable man, rather. Slightly plump, if anything, and clad in a pair of blue silk pyjamas. And there was the Mediterranean just as it had been there for a considerable length of time-much longer than Mr Topper, for one thing. A vast expanse of cool ocean as blue and virginal seeming as the garments adorning the figure then inspecting it from the balcon of a discouragingly pale stucco villa set in a garden fairly bristling with grass of a repellent toughness-grass so hostilely tough that only a rhinoceros could sit on it with any showing of dignity and aplomb. Unfortunately, as rhinoceroses are rarely if ever encountered in these drab days sitting on Riviera grass in Riviera gardens, this observation must of necessity remain merely one of those vast mental pictures upon which to dwell during the interminable reaches of a family reunion. On this early morning, one which appeared about as willing to give as to receive of the good things of life, Mr Topper had the Mediterranean very much to himself. In fact, he was quite alone with all that great quantity of water.

Topper Takes a Trip

Author: Thorne Smith

Publisher: CreateSpace

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Page: 250

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Topper Takes a Trip

Author: Thorne Smith

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Page: 250

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Cosmo Topper, the mild-mannered bank manager who was persuaded to take a walk on the wild side by the ghosts of George and Marion Kerby in Topper, finds himself reunited with his dyspeptic wife for an extended vacation on the Riviera. But he doesn't have long to enjoy the peace and quiet before the irrepressible Kerbys materialize once again and start causing fracases, confusing the citizenry, alarming the gendarmes, getting naked, and turning every occasion into revelry or melee. Soon Marion decides that Topper as a ghost would be even more laughs than Topper in the flesh. And all she needs to arrange is one simple little murder.

Topper Takes a Trip (Dodo Press)

Author: Thorne Smith

Publisher: Dodo Press

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Page: 276

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James Thorne Smith Jr. (1892-1934), was an American writer of humorous supernaturnal fantasy fiction. Best known today for his creation of Topper, Smith's comic fantasy fiction (most of it involving sex, lots of drinking, and supernatural transformations, and aided by racy illustrations) sold millions of copies in the early 1930s. Smith drank as steadily as his characters; his appearance in James Thurber's The Years With Ross involves an unexplained week-long disappearance. Smith was born in Annapolis, Maryland the son of a Navy commodore, attended Dartmouth College, and after hungry years in Greenwich Village working part-time as an advertising agent, Smith achieved meteoric success with the publication of Topper in 1926. His other works include: The Stray Lamb (1929), Turnabout (1931), The Night Life of the Gods (1931), Topper Takes a Trip (1932), The Bishop's Jaegers (1932), Rain in the Doorway (1933), Skin and Bones (1933) and The Glorious Pool (1934). He died of a heart attack while vacationing in Florida.

Topper Takes a Trip

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Author: Thorne Smith

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Page: 328

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More farcical adventures for Cosmo Topper with the ghosts of Marion and George Kerby but this time they're holidaying on the Mediterranean with plenty of opportunities for a satryical American view of French manners and idiosyncracies. In LARGE PRINT

Topper Takes a Trip

Beyond World's Classics

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Cosmo Topper is an average American bank executive on holiday in the French Riveria. Feckless, fun-loving and totally uncontrollable ghosts, George and Marion Kerby and friends - the tortuously crooked Colonel Scott and his companion, the disreputable Mrs. Hart - return to bring chaos and merriment into the life of mild-mannered, stuffy, and somewhat plump, Topper. One of Thorne Smith's best-loved comedies, it proves once again that he is the undisputed master of urbane wit and sophisticated repartee. His witty takes on modern life, sex, and the supernatural makes his unique style. Written in 1932 as a sequel to the enormously popular Topper novel, ,,Topper Takes a Trip" takes the reader for another a walk on the wild side. Come join the fun. You'll be glad you did.

Topper Takes a Trip

Pocket Edition - Beyond World's Classics

Author: Beyond Words Press

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Page: 216

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Cosmo Topper is an average American bank executive on holiday in the French Riveria. Feckless, fun-loving and totally uncontrollable ghosts, George and Marion Kerby and friends - the tortuously crooked Colonel Scott and his companion, the disreputable Mrs. Hart - return to bring chaos and merriment into the life of mild-mannered, stuffy, and somewhat plump, Topper. One of Thorne Smith's best-loved comedies, it proves once again that he is the undisputed master of urbane wit and sophisticated repartee. His witty takes on modern life, sex, and the supernatural makes his unique style. Written in 1932 as a sequel to the enormously popular Topper novel, ,,Topper Takes a Trip" takes the reader for another a walk on the wild side. Come join the fun. You'll be glad you did.

Thorne Smith:Topper Takes a Trip-Original Edition(Annotated)

Author: Thorne Smith

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Page: 313

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"The beloved characters--mortal and immortal--of Topper return in this uproarious romp through the south of France. One of Thorne Smith's best-loved comedies, it proves once again that he is the undisputed master of urbane wit and sophisticated repartee. Cosmo Topper, the mild-mannered bank manager who was persuaded to take a walk on the wild side by the ghosts of George and Marion Kerby in Topper, finds himself reunited with his dyspeptic wife for an extended vacation on the Riviera. But he doesn't have long to enjoy the peace and quiet before the irrepressible Kerbys materialize once again and start causing fracases, confusing the citizenry, alarming the gendarmes, getting naked, and turning every occasion into revelry or melee. Soon Marion decides that Topper as a ghost would be even more laughs than Topper in the flesh. And all she needs to arrange is one simple little murder.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."

Topper Takes a Trip by Thorne Smith a Classic Illustrated Edition

Author: Thorne Smith

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Page: 259

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The beloved characters--mortal and immortal--of Topper return in this uproarious romp through the south of France. One of Thorne Smith's best-loved comedies, it proves once again that he is the undisputed master of urbane wit and sophisticated repartee. Cosmo Topper, the mild-mannered bank manager who was persuaded to take a walk on the wild side by the ghosts of George and Marion Kerby in Topper, finds himself reunited with his dyspeptic wife for an extended vacation on the Riviera. But he doesn't have long to enjoy the peace and quiet before the irrepressible Kerbys materialize once again and start causing fracases, confusing the citizenry, alarming the gendarmes, getting naked, and turning every occasion into revelry or melee. Soon Marion decides that Topper as a ghost would be even more laughs than Topper in the flesh. And all she needs to arrange is one simple little murder.

The Jovial Ghosts / Topper

Author: Thorne Smith

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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Page: 348

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J. Thorne Smith (1892-1934) was the author of "Topper / The Jovial Ghosts," "Topper Takes a Trip," "The Night Life of the Gods," "The Stray Lamb," "Turnabout," "The Glorious Pool," etc. "Topper" was published in 1926. Public Domain in countries where copyright is Life]70. Thorne Smith is a master of urbane wit and sophisticated repartee. Topper, his best-known work, is the hilarious, ribald comedy on which the hit television show and movie (starring Cary Grant) were based. It all begins when Cosmo Topper, a law-abiding, mild-mannered bank manager, decides to buy a secondhand car, only to find it haunted by the ghosts of its previous owners--the reckless, feckless, frivolous couple who met their untimely demise when the car careened into an oak tree. The ghosts, George and Marion Kerby, make it their mission to rescue Topper from the drab "summer of suburban Sundays" that is his life--and they commence a series of madcap adventures that leave Topper, and anyone else who crosses their path, in a whirlwind of discomfiture and delight. As enchanting today as it was when first published in 1926, Topper has set the standard in American pop culture for such mischievous apparitions as those seen in 'The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, ' 'Heaven Can Wait, ' 'Beetlejuice, ' and 'Bewitched.'