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1000 Years of Laughter (Compilation)

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1000 Years of Laughter (Compilation)

Author(s):Timson, David
Artist(s)
Genre Spoken Word
Category Anthologies / Collections
Catalogue NA426912
Label Naxos AudioBooks
Quality   48kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 20.29
 

 


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.


   



 

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