1,000 Years of Laughter
An anthology of classic comic prose
Read by Griff Rhys Jones with Carole Boyd, Jonathan Keeble, John Moffatt, Cathy Sara & David Timson
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. An entertainment from start to finish.
Running Time: 5 h 00 m
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ISBN: 978-962-634-269-5 Digital ISBN: 978-962-954-702-8 Cat. no.: NA426912 Download size: 73 MB BISAC: FIC003000 Released: August 2002
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