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1000 Years of Laughter by David Timson

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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 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.
Item number NA426912
Barcode 9789626342695
Release date 12/08/2002
Media type CD
Number of units 4
Disc: 1
1000 Years of Laughter
1 Laughter - Robert Burton
2 Anglo-Saxon Riddles
3 The Autobiography of Giraldus Cambriensis
4 14th century advice from Johannes de Mirfeld
5 An Alphabet of Tales
6 Demanundes Joyous
7 The Gull's Horn-book
8 Wits, Fits and Fancies
9 Eight kinds of Drunkenness from Pierce Penniless H
10 Launce and his Dog
11 The Anatomy Of Melancholy
12 Jokes from 17th centruy jest book
13 The great age of clubs
14 The Club of Little Men
15 The Club Of She-Romps
16 The Club Of Ugly Faces
17 The Island of Laputa
18 Peregrine Pickle
19 Tristram Shandy
20 Tristram Shandy
21 Tristram Shandy
22 Fanny Burney's Diary 1785
23 Fanny Burney's Diary 1785
Disc: 2
1000 Years of Laughter
1 Emma
2 That We Should Rise with the Lark
3 Lamb's Letter to H.F. Carey
4 Sayings of Sydney Smith
5 Mrs. Caudles Curtain Lectures
6 Victorian Humour: Oscar Wilde to Punch
7 De Omnibus
8 At Rochester
9 The Pickwick Papers
10 The Old Curiosity Shop
11 To Agnes Hull
12 The Mad Hatter's Tea Party
13 The Wind in the Willows
14 The Wind in the Willows
Disc: 3
1000 Years of Laughter
1 The Diary Of A Nobody
2 Happy Thoughts
3 Two on a Tower
4 Mr Polly
5 Mr Polly
6 Three Men in a Boat
7 Three Men in a Boat
8 Rip Van Winkle
9 Josh Billings, His Sayings
10 The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
11 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Disc: 4
1000 Years of Laughter
1 The one-liner
2 The Waltz
3 The Young visiters
4 Reginald On House-Parties
5 Right Ho Jeeves
6 Right Ho Jeeves
7 Jeeves Takes Charge
8 The Remarkable Rocket
9 The Squib, the Roman Candle, the Catherine Wheel
10 The Rocket
11 The Rocket - 'What right have you to be happy?'
12 The dance - and the firework display
13 A little frog, with bright jewelled eyes
14 A large white duck
15 So they piled up the wood and put Rocket on top, a
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