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A century of humour

P. G. Wodehouse

A century of humour

by P. G. Wodehouse

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Published by Hutchinson in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by Pelham G. Wodehourse
The Physical Object
Pagination1024 p.
Number of Pages1024
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26900235M
OCLC/WorldCa60505193

  Back in , I thought it would be fun to try to read and review a book for every year of the 20th century – not in order – and various people joined in, with different targets. Some wanted one book for each decade; some wanted to do it over 2, 3, or 4 years.   Think of the antics of today's university students at homecoming weekends, and the ancients' behaviour seems, well, familiar. Still, he sees a wide gap between 4th .

Fiction, history, humour, emotion: The best books of Another great book that felt like a map in these worrying times was The set on Rathlin Island at the turn of the 20th centuryAuthor: Martin Doyle. A good movie can lift your mood in mere moments. But since it's not always convenient to queue up Netflix when you're feeling sad, it always helpful to have a book that makes you smile nearby.

Comic strip - Comic strip - The 19th century: The heir to the experiments of the English caricaturists and the father of the comic strip in its modern sense was Rodolphe Töpffer, a schoolmaster of Geneva who was active in the s and ’40s. Largely exempt from the preoccupations of the English caricaturists, Töpffer created a species of absurdist antiheroes who struggled desperately. Read "Humour, Wit and Satire of the Seventeenth Century" by Various available from Rakuten Kobo. Our forefathers delighted to call their country "Merrie England;" Brand: Anboco.


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A century of humour by P. G. Wodehouse Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Indiana State Library is home to a number of fascinating items, including an excellent 19th century facsimile of the original “Joe Miller’s Jests.” First published in London inthe joke book offers of the “most brilliant jests; the politest repartees; the most elegant bon mots, and most pleasant short stories in the.

This book is a collection of short humor pieces put together by P.G. Wodehouse in the early s--so the century is roughly (This was a brilliant find and present from my mom.)/5.

This reference book examines how British writers of the 18th and 19th centuries used humor in their works. An introductory chapter overviews humor in British literature of the era, and sections then treat humor in British literature of the 18th century and in three periods of the 19th century.

This book is a masterclass in how to defy a boring world with mischief. Ian Martin ’s Epic Space, an anthology of his satirical architectural columns, will be published in March by Unbound. The Author: Guardian Staff. While perusing a book of 18 th and early 19 th century jokes, Joe Miller’s Complete Jest Book, I ran across an alarming number of Irish jokes in the same vein as our more recent Polish being Irish, myself, I am hesitant to repeat them here.

I have no compunction, however, in reproducing several of the many Lawyer jokes. Delete At Your Peril is a very, very funny book, and a perfect present for anybody who has a) a sense of humour, and b) gets irritated by internet spammers and their tiresome scams.

A Century of Humour by WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Ed.) and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Shtick Shift: Jewish Humor in the 21st Century: Jewish Humour in the 21st Century Kindle Edition by Simcha Weinstein (Author) › Visit Amazon's Simcha Weinstein Page.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. 4/5(16). A Century of Humour Hardcover – January 1, by P.G.

WODEHOUSE (Author) out of 5 stars 2 ratings/5(2). In fact, it’s been a practice that dates as far back as 16th-century England, when the first jest book (or joke book) was printed in Much of the humor that appears in English jest books is.

Shakespeare later developed vernacular and street humour in his comedies, festive humour in his romances and histories, and dark humour in his tragedies. During the Restoration, Congreve established the Comedy of Manners.

This book overviews scholarship in humour in British literature from the Middle Ages through the 17th century. Lee Jackson of Victorian London selects some of his favourite Victorian jokes.

If you're an aficionado of all things Victorian and you don't know about Lee Jackson's website, you'd best get yourself acquainted. Lee runs The Dictionary of Victorian London, a commodious miscellany of all things related to life in London during Queen Victoria's reign.

Get this from a library. A century of humour. [P G Wodehouse] OCLC Number: Notes: Date of publication from BLC.

Record for DLC copy in NUC pre gives [] as date of publication. You be the judge of this humour from the early 19th century. A laughing gas party in the early s, by Thomas Rowlandson. Source: Wellcome Images.

‘I wish I was a book, that I might always have your company.’ ‘Then,’ answered he, ‘I should wish you an almanac, that I might change once a year. Internet Archive BookReader A Century Of Humour Internet Archive BookReader A Century Of Humour A Century Of Humour.

A 17th Century captain was sailing along with his crew when a pirate ship came over the horizon. The captain says, "Cabin boy, get me my red shirt." So, he gets his red shirt and they victoriously battle the pirates.

Several days later, they spot another pirate ship off the port bow. "Cabin boy," says the captain "get me my red shirt.". Read "A Century Of Humour" by P. G Wodehouse available from Rakuten Kobo. Woman's Hour Book of Humour: The Century's Funniest Female Writing by Feldman, Sally A readable copy.

All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text.

At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Has fiction lost its sense of humour. According to the judges of the Wodehouse prize, this is the worst year for comic writing in the award’s year history.

So why the long faces?Author: Sam Leith. Satire is a genre of literature and performing arts, usually fiction and less frequently in non-fiction, in which vices, follies, abuses and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into improvement.

Although satire is usually meant to be humorous, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism. Humour, communication in which the stimulus produces amusement.

In all its many-splendoured varieties, humour can be simply defined as a type of stimulation that tends to elicit the laughter reflex. Spontaneous laughter is a motor reflex produced by the coordinated contraction of 15 facial muscles in a stereotyped pattern and accompanied by altered breathing.

Obviously, 18th- and 20th-century literature has it all over the 19th-century variety when it comes to comedy. (InKingsley Amis wrote in the Book Review that Fielding’s humor was “closer to our own than that of any writer before the present century.”).- LOL doesn't always stand for 'lots of literature'.

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