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1,000 Years of Laughter: An Anthology of Classic Comic Prose - Compiled by David Timson, Griff Rhys Jones, Carole Boyd, Jonathan Keeble, Naxos AudioBooks
1,000 Years of Laughter: An Anthology of Classic Comic Prose
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Laughter is unique to man. This delightful anthology presents some of the funniest extracts in English literature. It opens with Anglo-Saxon riddles and continues with medieval memories, Tudor comic turns, and Restoration buffoonery.The rise of the novel in the 18th century brought classic humour... show more
Laughter is unique to man. This delightful anthology presents some of the funniest extracts in English literature. It opens with Anglo-Saxon riddles and continues with medieval memories, Tudor comic turns, and Restoration buffoonery.The rise of the novel in the 18th century brought classic humour from Swift, Sterne, and Smollet, passing the mantle to Charles Dickens in the 19th century. Included here are rarities from the antiquarian's cupboard. Children's literature produced unforgettable images from Wind in the Willows and Alice in Wonderland, while in the first half of the 20th century emerged unforgettable comic writers as diverse as Dorothy Parker and P.G. Wodehouse. Entertaining from start to finish.
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Format: Audible Audio Edition
ASIN: B0007RWWZC
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Edition language: English
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