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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 - 'they couldn't keep themselves warm on a diet of Beowulf' - and continues with medieval memories, Tudor comic turn and Restoration buffonery. The rise of the novel in the 18th century bought classic humour from Swift, Sterne and Smollet, passing the mantle to Charles Dickens in the 19th century. Included here are rarities as well, from the antiquarian's cupboard. Children's literature produced unforgettable images from Wind in the Willows and Alice in Wonderland, while the first half of the 20th century produced comic writers as diverse as Dorothy Parker and P. G Wodehouse. An entertainment from start to finish. ENHANCED WITH CLASSICAL MUSIC FROM THE NAXOS CATALOGUE

 
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9626342692
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254.71 MB
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August 11, 2006
This title was added to our catalog on August 11, 2006.