1000 Years of Laughter
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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 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 Charle...more
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Published 2006 by Audiofy/Naxos (first published November 1st 2002)
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Shane Moore
This anthology is not necessarily a representative selection of humor in English writing from the last thousand years, but it features a curated variety of generally-funny writing alongside thoughtful (though brief) commentary and context on the selections.

I don't think very many people would find every piece uproarious, but as someone with historical knowledge of the times when the jokes were originally made I found them all quite interesting. My favorites were the Anglo-Saxon riddles which ope...more
Nancy
A wonderful selection of classic humour from Anglo-Saxon riddlesto Dorothy Parker and P G Wodehouse. Both adult and children's literature are included. The musical interludes are also delightful.
Lauren
Hits some, misses much and is so boring at times I fast forwarded.
Cheryl Petersen
Wasn't that funny. History on humans trying to be funny.
Katrina Sark
Not very funny.
Jef
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