The Marx Brothers
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Books in which the Marx Brothers appear as characters


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Biller, Maxim: Die Marx-Brothers in Deutschland
in: "Land der Väter und Verräter"
Fictional story about a grandson of Groucho making a movie in Germany

Kiepenheuer & Witsch / Kön, Germany / 1994 / 3 462 02356 X Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag / München, Germany / 1997 / 3 423 12356 7

- (deutsch) Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Kön, Germany, 1994, ISBN: 3 462 02356 X (ISBN-13: 9783462023565)
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- (deutsch) Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, München, Germany, 1997, ISBN: 3 423 12356 7 (ISBN-13: 9783423123563)
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Black, Bob: Theses on Groucho Marxism
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l'Esprit frappeur / France / 1998 / 2 84405 046 8

- (français) l'Esprit frappeur, France, 1998, ISBN: 2 84405 046 8 (ISBN-13: 9782844050465)
   titled: Thèses sur le Groucho marxisme et autres textes, translated by: Thierry Marignac

- The Abolition of Work and Other Essays, date unknown

Boutin, Patrick: Harpo
The description on amazon says that this is some kind of tribute to Harpo

APARIS - Edilivre Edition Classique /  / 2009 / 2 8121 1893 8

- (français) APARIS - Edilivre Edition Classique, 2009, ISBN: 2 8121 1893 8 (ISBN-13: 9782812118937)
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Brasselle, Keefe: The Cannibals
"Groucho and his wife Eden are in the book, as 'Mr. Ad-Lib' and his wife 'Eve', but they appear only over two or three pages of one chapter, and that in a memory-flashback while the narrator is talking with someone else. The plot of the novel has to do with the attempts of nightclub entertainer 'Joey Bertell' to become a TV producer, and most of the characters are based on CBS-TV executives of the time. For what it's worth, the narrator also describes characters based upon Jack Benny and director Howard Hawks as being variously 'washed up' and 'no talent'." (John Henley)

Bartholomew House / New York, NY / 1968 / 68-24230

- Bartholomew House, New York, NY, 1968, Library of Congress: 68-24230

Briggs, Nate: Marx Soup: A Play in Two Acts
"The year is 1933 as a contract writer - R.K. Schmeddlapp - arrives at Paramount Studios to help with the new Marx Brothers feature, as yet unnamed. Hilarity ensues." (amazon) In the foreword the author makes a point that for copyright reasons the characters are only referred to as Julius, Leonard, Arthur and Herbert

self-published /  / 2020 /

- self-published, 2020 (ISBN-13: 9798692779403)
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Castell, Dan: The Marx Brothers Meet Robin Hood
part of a series of booklets published for Kindle

Amazon Digital Services/Pulp Lit Press /  / 2011 /

- Amazon Digital Services/Pulp Lit Press, 2011 / Kindle download
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Castell, Dan: The Marx Brothers Meet the Doctors of Death
part of a series of booklets published for Kindle

Amazon Digital Services/Pulp Lit Press /  / 2011 /

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Castell, Dan: The Marx Brothers Meet W.C. Fields
part of a series of booklets published for Kindle

Amazon Digital Services/Pulp Lit Press /  / 2011 /

- Amazon Digital Services/Pulp Lit Press, 2011 / Kindle download
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Celati, Gianni: La Farsa Dei Tre Clandestini
This is an automated (but manually cleaned up) translation of an Italian webpage (http://www.baskerville.it/Blibri/cb/celati.html) about the book: "Who of us has never wished as a child, to re-live an adventure as some great hero of the screen? Well, Gianni Celati has captured this opportunity and she offers it as a scenario for a film of the Marx Brothers. The trace of the text is obtained from the works of the great comedians. The situations in which Groucho, Harpo and Chico get involved are the surrealistic and absurd, while corruption and speculation serve as a background to this farce. Who loves vaudeville and has been enjoying ' Duck Soup ', ' Animal Crackers ', ' A Night at the Opera', will be in a position to pick up the message. A lot authenticity and often as innovative as what the Marx Brothers have left us. Gianni Celati gives back a dream to us."

Baskerville / Bologna, Italia / 1987 / 88 8000 901 X

- (italiano) Baskerville, Bologna, Italia, 1987, ISBN: 88 8000 901 X (ISBN-13: 9788880009016)
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Conford, Ellen: The Genie with the Light Blue Hair
a children's book, in which the Genie is described like Groucho

Bantam Starfire Books / New York, NY / 1989 / 0 553 05806 1

- Bantam Starfire Books, New York, NY, 1989, ISBN: 0 553 05806 1 (ISBN-13: 9780553058062) / has a picture of Groucho on the dustjacket
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- Starfire / Bantam, New York, NY, 1990, ISBN: 0 553 28484 3 (ISBN-13: 9780553284843) / (paperback)
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De Vries, Peter: Madder Music
Novel about a man who thinks he is Groucho. Although Joe Swerling has this delusion for a small part of the book, it is also fun to read when no Grouchoism is around. Jo Swerling was the name of the director of "Humorisk" (a coincidence?)

Little, Brown & Company / Boston, MA / Toronto / 1977 / 0 316 18190 0 Penguin /  / 1982 / 0 14 006133 9 Victor Gollancz Ltd. /  / 1978 / 0 575 02427 5

- Little, Brown & Company, Boston, MA / Toronto, 1977, ISBN: 0 316 18190 0 (ISBN-13: 9780316181907)
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- Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1978, ISBN: 0 575 02427 5 (ISBN-13: 9780575024274)
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- Penguin, 1982, ISBN: 0 14 006133 9 (ISBN-13: 9780140061338)
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Doyle, James Patrick: Horsephasers
a Star Trek spoof in Marxian style. Available on video.

 

- , 1993, 1996

Evanier, Mark; Spiegle, Dan: Crossfire & Rainbow : A Night in West Hollywood
"The Marx Brothers play a bunch of crooks who have been hired by some master criminal and/or nemesis of Crossfire and Rainbow, to put cyanide in aspirin-substitute capsules. Interestingly, in the middle of the comic is a huge text article by Mark Evanier, about Groucho, and I believe this article is the same article that appears in Fanfare magazine, Winter 1978, under the title "Groucho and Us". In the comic it is untitled other than a big headline saying TEXT PAGE." (Anne)

Eclipse comics /  / 1986-07 /

- Eclipse comics, Jul 1986

Gaines, William M.: The Brothers Mad
This collection from the MAD magazine has the MAD mascot on the cover dressed as the Marx Brothers.

Ballantine Books /  / 1976 /

- Ballantine Books, 1976

Goswell, Joan Iversen: Adventures of the Toucan Brothers: The Toucan Brothers meet the Marx Brothers
Eight volumes. Each volume is an eight-panel accordion booklet with images and text by Joan Goswell printed from handcarved rubber eraser-stamps. Each volume records encounters by the Toucan Brothers (those wacky guys!) with famous people known to all: Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, King Richard III, Karl Marx, The Marx Brothers, Gertrude Stein, Will Rogers, and Neil Armstrong.
This is more a work of art than a book. An example of Goswell's work can be found here

 

- Laughing Duck Press, Pittsburgh, PA, 1993

Goulart, Ron: Groucho Marx, Master Detective
First in the series. "It was a fast read but not a very good read. It was not a great mystery and the portrayal of Groucho was a poor mix of his stage and real life characters." (IJD) [I agree, ST]

St. Martin's Press / New York, NY / 1998 / 0 312 18106 X Crimetime /  / 2000 / 1 902002 27 X Edition Phantasia /  / 2010 / 3 937897 40 2

- St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 1998, ISBN: 0 312 18106 X (ISBN-13: 9780312181062)
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- Crimetime, 2000, ISBN: 1 902002 27 X (ISBN-13: 9781902002279)
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- (deutsch) Edition Phantasia, 2010, ISBN: 3 937897 40 2 (ISBN-13: 9783937897400)
   titled: Groucho Marx, Meisterdetektiv, translated by: Joachim Körber
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Goulart, Ron: Groucho Marx, Private Eye

St. Martin's Press / New York, NY / 1999 - 1 / 0 312 19895 7

- St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 1999 - 1, ISBN: 0 312 19895 7 (ISBN-13: 9780312198954)
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Goulart, Ron: Elementary, my dear Groucho

St. Martin's Press / New York, NY / 1999 - 2 / 0 312 20892 8 Le Cherche midi / France / 2000 / 2 86274 776 9

- St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 1999 - 2, ISBN: 0 312 20892 8 (ISBN-13: 9780312208929)
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- (français) Le Cherche midi, France, 2000, ISBN: 2 86274 776 9 (ISBN-13: 9782862747767)
   titled: Groucho Marx contre Sherlock Holmes
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- St. Martin's Press, 2011 / Kindle download
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Goulart, Ron: Groucho Marx and the Broadway Murders

St. Martin's Press / New York, NY / 2001 / 0 312 26598 0 Chivers Press / Bath, UK / 2002 / 0 7540 4703 2

- St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 2001, ISBN: 0 312 26598 0 (ISBN-13: 9780312265984)
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- Thorndike Press, Waterville, ME, 2002, ISBN: 0 7862 3692 2 (ISBN-13: 9780786236923) / large print
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- Chivers Press, Bath, UK, 2002, ISBN: 0 7540 4703 2 (ISBN-13: 9780754047032) / large print, softbound
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- Chivers Press, Bath, UK, 2002, ISBN: 0 7540 4702 4 (ISBN-13: 9780754047025) / large print, hardcover
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- St. Martin's Press, 2011 / Kindle download
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Goulart, Ron: Groucho Marx, Secret Agent

St. Martin's Press / New York, NY / 2002 / 0 312 28005 X Thorndike Pr /  / 2002 / 0 7862 4741 X

- St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 2002, ISBN: 0 312 28005 X (ISBN-13: 9780312280055)
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- Thorndike Pr, 2002, ISBN: 0 7862 4741 X (ISBN-13: 9780786247417) / large print
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- Chivers Press, 2003, ISBN: 0 7540 8802 2 (ISBN-13: 9780754088028) / large print, softbound
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- Chivers Press, 2003, ISBN: 0 7540 8801 4 (ISBN-13: 9780754088011) / large print, hardcover
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- St. Martin's Press, 2011 / Kindle download
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Goulart, Ron: Groucho Marx, King of the Jungle
A Mystery Featuring Groucho Marx

St. Martin's Press / New York, NY / 2005 / 0 312 32216 X Robert Hale Ltd /  / 2006 / 0 7090 8050 6 Wheeler Publishing /  / 2006 / 1 597 22331 X

- St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 2005, ISBN: 0 312 32216 X (ISBN-13: 9780312322168)
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- Robert Hale Ltd, 2006, ISBN: 0 7090 8050 6 (ISBN-13: 9780709080503)
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- Wheeler Publishing, 2006, ISBN: 1 597 22331 X (ISBN-13: 9781597223317) / (large print edition)
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- St. Martin's Press, 2011 / (Kindle ebook)
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Gullo, Jim: Grouch Bag: A Novel
A boy goes back in time to save comedy. In 1908 he meets the Marx Brothers before they became famous. 2017 edition changes the title to "The Comedy Keeper"

Yam Hill Publishing /  / 2015 / 0 692 50620 9 Yam Hill Publishing /  / 2017 / 0 692 83700 0

- Yam Hill Publishing, 2015, ISBN: 0 692 50620 9 (ISBN-13: 9780692506202)
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- Yam Hill Publishing, 2017, ISBN: 0 692 83700 0 (ISBN-13: 9780692837009) / titled: "The Comedy Keeper"
New title and cover: "Note to readers & fans: This book was originally published as "Grouch Bag". If you bought that book, don't buy this one! It's the same story with an updated cover and design!! This version has a much more kid-friendly design and format."

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- Yam Hill Publishing, 2017 / (Kindle e-book)
titled: "The Comedy Keeper"
Same story with an updated cover and design!

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Hampton, Christopher: Tales from Hollywood
Cover description: "With the Austro-Hungarian playwright Ödon von Horvath as our guide, [this play] takes us on a tour of [...] 1940s Los Angeles. Taking in such improbable residents as Thomas and Heinrich Mann, Bertolt Brecht and the Marx Brothers amongst others. [...]"
Harpo and Chico appear briefly in the first scene doing one of their usual charades.

Faber & Faber /  / 2001 / 0 571 11883 6

- Samuel French Ltd, UK, 1983, ISBN: 0 573 11433 1 (ISBN-13: 9780573114335) / acting edition
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- Faber & Faber, 2001, ISBN: 0 571 11883 6 (ISBN-13: 9780571118830)
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Jean-Philippe, Claude; Lesueur, Patrick: Une Nuit chez les Marx
Comic Book which illustrates especially the earlier years of the Marxes. It shows situations like the cigarmaker from which Harpo got the "Gookie", and Groucho in his Napoleon uniform being stuck in traffic with his new car

Dargaud Editeur / Paris, France / 1986 / 2 205 02835 9

- (français) Dargaud Editeur, Paris, France, 1986, ISBN: 2 205 02835 9 (ISBN-13: 9782205028355)
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Kaminsky, Stuart M.: You bet your life
Crime story (Fiction). "It's Chicago. It's February, 1941. And Toby Peters, Private Eye, has a cold. Louis B. Mayer has hired him to help the Marx Brothers out of $120,000 worth of trouble. With the mob." (Cover text)

Bruna / Utrecht, NL / 1986 / 90 449 2235 1 Editions 10/18 / France / 1999 / 2 264 02882 3 Ediciones Júcar / Gijón, Spain / 1988 / 84 334 3673 2 Blackstone Audio, Inc. /  / 2005 / 0 786 14231 6 Wilhelm Heyne Verlag / München, Germany / 1985 / 3 453 10731 4 St. Martin's Press / New York, NY / 1978 / 0 312 89662 X Charter Communications / New York, NY / 1980 / 0 441 94980 0 J. Curley & Associates / South Yarmouth, MA / 1980 / 0 89340 238 9 Warner Books /  / 1990 / 0 445 40906 1

- St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 1978, ISBN: 0 312 89662 X (ISBN-13: 9780312896621)
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- Charter Communications, New York, NY, 1980, ISBN: 0 441 94980 0 (ISBN-13: 9780441949809)
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- J. Curley & Associates, South Yarmouth, MA, 1980, ISBN: 0 89340 238 9 (ISBN-13: 9780893402389) / Large print edition
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- (deutsch) Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, München, Germany, 1985, ISBN: 3 453 10731 4 (ISBN-13: 9783453107311)
   titled: Nichts geht mehr, translated by: Edgar Müller-Frantz

- (nederlands) Bruna, Utrecht, NL, 1986, ISBN: 90 449 2235 1 (ISBN-13: 9789044922356)
   titled: Gevaarlijk gokje, translated by: Antoinette Renswoude

- (espagñol) Ediciones Júcar, Gijón, Spain, 1988, ISBN: 84 334 3673 2 (ISBN-13: 9788433436733)
   titled: Los Hermanos Marx en apuros, translated by: Santiago Corugedo

- Warner Books, 1990, ISBN: 0 445 40906 1 (ISBN-13: 9780445409064)
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- (français) Editions 10/18, France, 1999, ISBN: 2 264 02882 3 (ISBN-13: 9782264028822)
   titled: Chico, banco, bobo
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- Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2005, ISBN: 0 786 14231 6 (ISBN-13: 9780786142316) / audio book

Kaufman, George; Hart, Moss: The Man Who Came to Dinner (Play)
This play is a hommage to Alexander Woollcott. The character of Banjo is fashioned after Harpo

in: 'Three Plays by Kaufman and Hart', Grove Press /  / 1988 / 0 8021 5064 0

- in: "Six Plays by Kaufman and Hart", The Modern Library, New York, NY, 1942

- in: "Plays by Kaufman and Hart", Grove, New York, NY, 1980

- in: "Plays by Kaufman and Hart", Olympic Marketing Corp, 1984, ISBN: 0 933826 66 4 (ISBN-13: 9780933826663)
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- in: "Three Plays by Kaufman and Hart", Grove Press, 1988, ISBN: 0 8021 5064 0 (ISBN-13: 9780802150646)
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Krasna, Norman: Dear Ruth
This play is said to be based on Groucho's family

Dramatists Play Service / New York, NY / 1944, 1971 /

- Dramatists Play Service, New York, NY, 1944, 1971

Lane, Jerry: A Night at Motel 6
Comic book
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in 'Middle Class Fantasies', No. 1 / San Francisco, CA / 1973 /

- in "Middle Class Fantasies", No. 1, San Francisco, CA, 1973

Laurent, Verron (dessin); Yann (scénario): Les Exploits d'Odilon Verjus, Vol. 6, Vade retro Hollywood
Comic book featuring the Brothers

Le Lombard / Bruxelles / 2002 / 2 80361 769 2

- Le Lombard, Bruxelles, 2002, ISBN: 2 80361 769 2 (ISBN-13: 9782803617692)
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Levigne, Michelle L. : Liar, Liar, Hearts On Fire
Romance novel. Strictly speaking it doesn't feature the Marx Brothers, but only uses names and places. From the publisher's website: "Ray and Lauren [...] build an alliance of minds and hearts as they work through the maze of Fredonia, Uncle Zeppo's remote mountain mansion. The old house is full of secret doors and staircases, with every clue in the scavenger hunt coming from a Marx Brothers movie."

Amber Quill Press /  / 2010 / 1 611 24990 2

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- Amber Quill Press, 2010, ISBN: 1 611 24990 2 (ISBN-13: 9781611249903)
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Levigne, Michelle L.: Never Moon A Werewolf
Sequel to "Liar, Liar, Hearts On Fire ..."

Amber Quill Press /  / 2012 / 1 611 24932 5

- Amber Quill Press, 2012, ISBN: 1 611 24932 5 (ISBN-13: 9781611249323)
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Lewis, Vincent P.: The Marx Brothers Meet Shakespeare

(Print on demand) /  / 2013 / 1 49377 566 9

- (Print on demand), 2013, ISBN: 1 49377 566 9 (ISBN-13: 9781493775668)
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Mårtensen, Jan: Jag erövrar världen tillsammans med Karl och bröderna Marx
Booklet of poems. The title translates as "I conquered the world together with Karl and the Marx Brothers". The eponymous poem mentions the Marx Brothers and other classic movie stars. They also appear in some of the other poems.

P.A.Norstedt & Söners Förlag / Stockholm, Sweden / 1973 / 91 1 731161 6

- (svenska) P.A.Norstedt & Söners Förlag, Stockholm, Sweden, 1973, ISBN: 91 1 731161 6 (ISBN-13: 9789117311612)

Mazur, Gail: Zeppo's First Wife: New and Selected Poems

University Of Chicago Press /  / 2005 / 0 226 51447 1

- University Of Chicago Press, 2005, ISBN: 0 226 51447 1 (ISBN-13: 9780226514475)
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Milligan, Spike: Robin Hood According to Spike Milligan
"All of Robin's Merry Men are in attendance in Spike's Robin Hood, although not quite as they were in the original. Maid Marion is a champion pole vaulter, Little John has been renamed Big Dick (for reasons we need not go into here) and Will Scarlet and Friar Tuck are joined by a brand-new addition to the renegade band--Groucho Marx." (Amazon promotional text)

Virgin Publishing / London, UK /  / 0 753 50303 4

- Virgin Publishing, London, UK, ISBN: 0 753 50303 4 (ISBN-13: 9780753503034)
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Milligan, Spike: "Treasure Island": According to Spike Milligan
"All the familiar faces from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic pirate adventure story join in the fun - but this time they are accompanied by Groucho Marx." (amazon.co.uk)

Virgin / London, UK / 2001 / 0 753 50503 7

- Virgin, London, UK, 2000, ISBN: 1 85227 895 1 (ISBN-13: 9781852278953)
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- Virgin, London, UK, 2001, ISBN: 0 753 50503 7 (ISBN-13: 9780753505038)
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Nigro, Don: Monkey Soup
From the publisher: "Set on the stage of a New York theatre in the 1930s, this demented, madcap, no holds barred, galloping farce is a loving parody and homage to the sort of movie the Marx Brothers might have made after a hundred cups of coffee with their hair on fire."

Samuel French / New York, London / 2004 / 0 573 63304 5

- Samuel French, New York, London, 2004, ISBN: 0 573 63304 5 (ISBN-13: 9780573633041)
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Pérez-Arévalo, Juan Carlos: Groucho's
Play. "Adolfo returns home one day to find his father dressed up and behaving like Groucho Marx."

ViveLibro /  / 2021 / 84 188 4039 0

- (espagñol) ViveLibro, 2021, ISBN: 84 188 4039 0 (ISBN-13: 9788418840395) / (paperback)
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- (espagñol) ViveLibro, 2021 / Kindle edition
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- (espagñol) ViveLibro, 2021 (ISBN-13: 9798480939705) / (hardback)
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Pachter, Josh: The Groucho Marx Murders
short story

in 'Hardboiled', #4 /  / Spring 1986 /

- in "Hardboiled", #4, Spring 1986 / magazine, edited by Wayne D. Dundee

Pachter, Josh (ed.): Monkey Business (Crime fiction inspired by the films of the Marx Brothers)
"A Who’s Who of award-winning crime writers pays homage to the Marxes in fourteen short stories, each inspired by one of the brothers’ thirteen studio films."

Untreed Reads <a href ='https://www.untreedreads.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=720&products_id=2304' target='_blank'>(click here to buy directly from the publisher)</a> /  / 2021 / 1 95360 166 9

- Untreed Reads (click here to buy directly from the publisher), 2021, ISBN: 1 95360 166 9 (ISBN-13: 9781953601667)
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Palmer, Stuart: You Bet Your Life
Palmer wrote several novels and stories featuring Hildegarde Withers, a spinster schoolteacher who is an amateur sleuth. "[In this story] Miss Withers goes on the TV show as a contestant - a set-up - to announce that she knows the whereabouts of a missing crook. ... Groucho makes an appearance and banters with her on the show for a few lines before the plot takes off. Palmer could be authentic because he had been on the Oct 21, 1954 episode. ... The story's a trifle, but still a nice addition to any collection." (SC)

in: <a href='https://crippenlandru.com/magento/index.php/hildegarde-withers-final-riddles.html' target='_blank'>'Hildegarde Withers: Final Riddles?'</a>, Crippen & Landru / Cincinnati, OH / 2021 / 1 93636 356 9

- in: "Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine", May 1957

- in: "Hildegarde Withers: Final Riddles?", Crippen & Landru, Cincinnati, OH, 2021, ISBN: 1 93636 356 9 (ISBN-13: 9781936363568)
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Paronuzzi, Alessandro: Sono marxista, di tendenza Groucho : un'antologia critica delle migliori battute del partner di Dylan Dog

F.Muzzio / Padua, Italy / 1999 / 88 7021 885 6

- (italiano) F.Muzzio, Padua, Italy, 1999, ISBN: 88 7021 885 6 (ISBN-13: 9788870218855)
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Pearce, Jeff: Reich TV
In this "Alternate History Thriller" the Marx Brothers are based in London and do a propaganda show for the BBC. George Orwell and Dylan Thomas also make an appearance

Gallivant Books /  / 2011 / 0 98681 802 X

- Gallivant Books, 2011, ISBN: 0 98681 802 X (ISBN-13: 9780986818028)
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Phillips, Louis: The Last Of The Marx Brothers' Writers

Broadway Play Publishing Inc. / New York, NY / 2007 / 0 88145 339 0

- West Coast Plays Vol. 2 (Robert Valine, ed.), Berkeley, CA, 1978, ISSN: 0147-4502 / also includes: Robert Gordon: And, Michael McClure: Goethe: Ein Fragment, John Robinson: Wolves and an essay by Martin Esslin

- Broadway Play Publishing Inc., New York, NY, 2007, ISBN: 0 88145 339 0 (ISBN-13: 9780881453393)
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Sclavi, Tiziano: Dylan Dog
Comic book. Dylan Dog is a detective and his assistant is Groucho. I don't know enough Italian, but I think the character is not supposed to be Groucho, but somebody who dresses and behaves like him.
Click here for publisher's website / Dylan Dog site in English

 /  /  / Sergio Bonelli Editore / Italy / 1988-present /

- (italiano) Sergio Bonelli Editore, Italy, 1988-present / some special editions titled "Groucho" with him as the main character

Sheldon, Sidney: A Stranger in the Mirror
This novel about a stand-up comedian is dedicated to Groucho (who was the godfather of Sheldon's daughter). In the final chapters it seems to be (more or less) based on Groucho's relation to Erin Fleming

Warner Books, Grand Central Publishing /  /  / 0 446 35657 3

- in "Three complete Novels", ISBN: 0 517 07773 6 (ISBN-13: 9780517077733) / (hardcover)
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- Warner Books, Grand Central Publishing, ISBN: 0 446 35657 3 (ISBN-13: 9780446356572) / (paperback)
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- William Morrow and Company, New York, NY, ISBN: 0 688 03002 5 (ISBN-13: 9780688030025) / (hardcover)
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- Pan Books, London, UK, 1977, ISBN: 0 330 25076 0 (ISBN-13: 9780330250764)
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Sim, David: Cerebus the Aardvark
(Comic) Lord Julius (Groucho) shows up quite frequently. Lord Julius was introduced early on as the head of state of a country called Palnu, and who virtually controls the economy of most of the known world single-handedly. One can guess at the results. He also has a painted-on mustache instead of a real one. In at least one issue, Sim also introduced a Duke Leonardi from New Serpa, who spoke with an outrageous Italian accent.

(Vol 2.:'High Society') Aardvark Vanaheim /  / 1986 / 0 919359 07 8

- (Vol 2.:"High Society") Aardvark Vanaheim, 1986, ISBN: 0 919359 07 8 (ISBN-13: 9780919359079)
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Thomsen, Winfried; Mali, Werner: Die Unschuld von Bonn: ein Schmieren-Comic mit drei Marx-Brothers und einem idealen Staatsbürger
Political comic and text with the Marx Brothers and German politicians as acting persons

Rotbuch Verlag / Berlin, Germany / 1976 / 3 88022 160 X

- (deutsch) Rotbuch Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 1976, ISBN: 3 88022 160 X (ISBN-13: 9783880221604)
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Turledove, Harry: Hail! Hail!
Author's description: "Hail! Hail!" has - The Marx Brothers! - The Texas Revolution! - Fre(e)donia X2! all in one peculiar package

Swallow's End Publishing /  / 2018 /

- Swallow's End Publishing, 2018 / e-book
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Vasseur, M., Fernan, J.L.: Les Marx Brothers une vraie Famille de Loufoques
comic magazine; 4-page semi-biographical story with the Marx Brothers

 /  /  / Tintin, No. 652 / France / 1961-04-20 /

- (français) Tintin, No. 652, France, 20 Apr 1961

Ventura / Nieto: Gruñidos y otras historias

El Jueves / Spain /  /

- (espagñol) El Jueves, Spain (ISBN-13: 978 84 9741 557 6) / Caricatures. Homage to Groucho

Viscogliosi, Fabio: Harpo
Novel about Harpo's return journey from Russia. Interview with the author

Actes Sud /  / 2020 / 2 330 13065 1

- (français) Actes Sud, 2020, ISBN: 2 330 13065 1 (ISBN-13: 9782330130657)
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Vosburgh, Dick: A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine
Premiere in 1979. The first half of the show - A Day in Hollywood - examines Hollywood in the Thirties. The second half - A Night in the Ukraine -, is loosely based on Checkov's "The Bear", as if it was made as a Marx Brothers movie.

Samuel French Inc., #6658 / New York, NY / 1984 /

- Samuel French Inc., #6658, New York, NY, 1984

- Samuel French Inc., London, UK, 2000, ISBN: 0 573 08111 5 (ISBN-13: 9780573081118)
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Waldrop, Howard: Save a Place in the Lifeboat for Me
"Waldrop is a master of humorous, innovative, sometimes disturbing short fiction that plays on 'alternate history' tropes and a stunning amount of research. One of his earlier stories, '...Lifeboat' depicts Harpo and Chico, Laurel and Hardy, and Abbot and Costello going back (yes, back) in time in an attempt to save Buddy Holly. They are _apparently_ returned from an ambiguous afterlife and appear in the story as we know them on screen ('_Honk honk_ went Arthur...'). The god who appears to be running the operation is a mysterious figure named Quackenbush who make a 'burning bush' appearance in a TV show called 'You Bet Your Duck.' "

in: 'Howard Who?', Doubleday / Garden City, NY / 1986 / 0 385 19708 X

- in "Strange Things in Close Up"

- in: Nickelodeon, #2, 1976

- in: "Howard Who?", Doubleday, Garden City, NY, 1986, ISBN: 0 385 19708 X (ISBN-13: 9780385197083)
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Wheatcroft, John: Death of a Clown
Poems. The poem "Death of a Clown" is dedicated to Chico

Yoseloff, A.S. Barnes / New York, NY / 1964 / 64-16187

- Yoseloff, A.S. Barnes, New York, NY, 1964, Library of Congress: 64-16187

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