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One Thousand Years of Laughter: An Anthology a Classic Comic Prose
by Carole Boyd
This delightfully entertaining anthology presents some of the funniest extracts in English literature. It opens with Anglo-Saxon riddles - 'they couldn't keep themselves warm on a diet of Beowulf' - and continues with medieval memories, Tudor comic turns and Restoration buffoonery. The rise of the novel in the 18th century brought classic humor from Swift, Sterne and Smoll ...more
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Published November 1st 2002 by Naxos Audiobooks
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A few of the riddles were interesting. This book is made of excerpts from all sorts of English humor. The excerpts I enjoyed most were from books I'd already read (Wodehouse, Austen). Most of the selections I didn't find funny at all.