1000 Years of Laughter
An Anthology of Classic Comic ProseDownloadable Audiobook - 2002
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
Branch Call Number: Streaming Hoopla Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (300 min.)) : digital
Alternative Title: Anthology of classic comic prose