Out O' Luck: Biltmore Oswald Very Much at Sea (1919). Haunts and Bypaths (1919). Valone, Philip . Jr. A Thorne Smith Source Book. Bleiler, E. F. The Guide to Supernatural Fiction.
Out O' Luck: Biltmore Oswald Very Much at Sea (1919). This and its 1932 sequel, Topper Takes a Trip (1932, set in the French Riviera) were probably Smith's most famous work, about a respectable banker called Cosmo Topper, married to his depressingly staid wife Mary, and his misadventures with a couple of ghosts, Marion and George Kerby, who introduce him to other ghosts.
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James Thorne Smith, Jr. was an American writer of humorous supernatural fantasy fiction under the byline Thorne Smith. The book sold well enough to allow the appearance of a sequel, „Out o’ Luck (1919). He is best known today for the two Topper novels, comic fantasy fiction involving sex, much drinking and supernatural transformations. Smith’s literary debut was „Biltmore Oswald (1918), the comic fictional diary of a hapless naval recruit, drawing heavily on wartime experience with the Navy. Episodes had featured in Broadside.
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Smith, Thorne, 1892-1934. Note: New York: Frederick A. Stokes C. c1919.