Thorne Smith (1892-1934) was an American novelist of comic fantasy novels. His work involves lots of sex, drinking, supernatural transformations and racy illustrations. He was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and attended Dartmouth College. He went onto work as a part-time advertising agent (where he didn’t earn much money), until the creation of his Topper character brought him considerable success.

Thorne Smith made his debut as a published author in 1918 with the novel Biltmore Oswald. Below is a list of Thorne Smith’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Biltmore Oswald Books

Biltmore Oswald(1918) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Out O'Luck(1918) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Topper Books

Topper(1926) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Topper Takes a Trip(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Passionate Witch Books

The Passionate Witch(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Dream's End(1927) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stray Lamb(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Did She Fall?(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lazy Bear Lane(1931) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Night Life of the Gods(1931) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Turnabout(1931) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bishop's Jaegers(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rain in the Doorway(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skin and Bones(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Glorious Pool(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


Note: The novel The Passionate Witch was co-authored by Norman Matson.

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Thorne Smith Synopses: The Stray Lamb is a standalone novel by Thorne Smith. Mr. Lamb is an ordinary man who leads an ordinary life, until a chance encounter leads to him experiencing the world through the eyes of various animals. Lamb lurches from one mishap to another, reeling from his wife’s abandonment and the actions of his headstrong daughter and reveling in the new opportunities that his excursions into animal form provide.

Turnabout by Thorne Smith follows a married couple who fall prey to the tricks of an Egyptian idol that causes them to switch bodies. The novel was later made into a movie and sitcom, and also inspired the final episode of Star Trek: The Original Series.

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