1000 Years of Laughter

1000 Years of Laughter

An Anthology of Classic Comic Prose

Downloadable Audiobook - 2002
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Laughter is unique to man. This delightful anthology presents some of the funniest extracts in English literature. David Timson starts with Anglo-Saxon riddles and continues with medieval memories, Tudor comic turns and Restoration buffoonery. The rise of the novel in the eighteenth century brought classic humour from Swift, Sterne and Smollet, passing the mantle to Charles Dickens in the nineteenth century. Included here are rarities as well, from the antiquarian's cupboard. There are also excerpts from children's literature and twentieth-century classics as diverse as Dorothy Parker and P. G. Wodehouse. Entertaining from start to finish.
Publisher: [United States] : Naxos : Made available through hoopla, 2002
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9789629547028
9629547023
Branch Call Number: Streaming Hoopla Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (300 min.)) : digital

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