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"[Thorne Smith] created the modern American ghost.   A ghost with style and wit. A ghost that haunts us still."

--The New York Times

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.

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Synopsis:

"[Thorne Smith] created the modern American ghost.   A ghost with style and wit. A ghost that haunts us still."

--The New York Times

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.

About the Author

Thorne Smith was the author of nine novels, including The Night Life of the Gods, Topper Takes a Trip, and The Stray Lamb. He was born in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1892 and died in 1934. Carolyn See is the author of nine books. Her latest novel is The Handyman.

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peter in port, February 28, 2012 (view all comments by peter in port)
I loved this book. Written in 1926 but still fresh today. Marion and George Kerby are ghosts who enliven banker Cosmo Topper's staid life. Light reading, yet satisfying.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375753053
Introduction:
Smith, Thorne
Publisher:
Modern Library
Introduction by:
See, Carolyn
Introduction:
See, Carolyn
Author:
Smith, Thorne
Author:
See, Carolyn
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Ghost stories
Subject:
Ghost
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Bank employees
Subject:
Bank employees -- Fiction.
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
fiction;fantasy;humor;ghosts;novel;1920s
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19990231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.42x5.70x.63 in. .72 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "[Thorne Smith] created the modern American ghost.   A ghost with style and wit. A ghost that haunts us still."

--The New York Times

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.

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