Last edited by Fenrirn
Monday, July 27, 2020 | History

3 edition of The greatest pages of American humour found in the catalog.

The greatest pages of American humour

Stephen Leacock

The greatest pages of American humour

by Stephen Leacock

  • 117 Want to read
  • 32 Currently reading

Published by Methuen & Co. in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American wit and humor -- History and criticism.,
  • American wit and humor.,
  • Humorists, American.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementselected and discussed by Stephen Leacock; a study of the rise and development of humorous writings in America with selections from the most notable of the humorists.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 293 p.
    Number of Pages293
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22967646M

    African American Humor: The Best Black Comedy from This collection of anecdotes, tales, jokes, toasts, rhymes, satire, riffs, poems, stand-up sketches, and snaps documents the evolution of African American humor over the past two centuries. The Best of American Humor edited by Joseph Lewis French Hardcover Book. $ + $ shipping. Wales - A Celebration, An Anthology of Poetry and Prose Paperback Book The Fast. $ Free shipping. Alice in Wonderland Anthology: A Collection of Poetry & Prose Inspired by Lewis. $ $ Free Rating: % positive.

    American Humor Writing Throughout the nineteenth century, the pages of American periodicals brimmed with humorous sketches and tall tales describing life—especially frontier or country life—in.   Rich began contributing humor pieces to The New Yorker in He has published thirty pieces in the magazine, including one of my personal favorites, “Guy Walks Into .

    Best Sellers Symbol Key. Up in Rank since last week. Down in Rank since last week. If a book is not in a rank since the previous week, it will not have an last few titles on the list. Two books about war show there is humor in the worst circumstances. Spike Milligan's Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall was the only piece of non-fiction to make the top Drunken public speaking, pointless bureaucracy and pompous bureaucrats, relationships on the rocks, and insecurity are all prominent themes.


Share this book
You might also like
Upon the causes, prevention, and treatment of afterpains

Upon the causes, prevention, and treatment of afterpains

Allocation of budget totals to subcommittees under the first concurrent budget resolution for fiscal year 1984

Allocation of budget totals to subcommittees under the first concurrent budget resolution for fiscal year 1984

The spirit of the laws

The spirit of the laws

art of 1897

art of 1897

pillow-book of Sei Shōnagon

pillow-book of Sei Shōnagon

Dime! Pasaporte al Mundo 21 Extended Teachers Edition

Dime! Pasaporte al Mundo 21 Extended Teachers Edition

Food technology in the year 2000

Food technology in the year 2000

Issues in Canadian public policy (I)

Issues in Canadian public policy (I)

Waste management operations, Savannah River Plant, Aiken, South Carolina

Waste management operations, Savannah River Plant, Aiken, South Carolina

The greatest pages of American humour by Stephen Leacock Download PDF EPUB FB2

Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons Published in in satirical response to romantic rural literature popular at the time, Stella Gibbons’ Cold Comfort Farm is a rollicking read about Flora Poste, a broke year-old metropolitan orphan who decides to impose herself upon her remote farming relatives, the Starkadders.

Full of aptly (and hilariously) named characters such as the Jersey. The greatest pages of American humor Hardcover – January 1, by Stephen Leacock (Author) See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" — $ $ Author: Stephen Leacock. Funny Books: NPR's Reader Pick The Best We thought you might need a laugh right about now, so this year's summer reader poll celebrates all the books (and one short story, and a few.

OCLC Number: Description: vii pages, 1 leaf, pages 21 cm: Responsibility: selected and discussed by Stephen Leacock; a study of the rise and development of humorous writings in America with selections from the most notable of the humorists.

Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: American wit and humor. American literature -- History and criticism. Humorists, American. View all subjects; More like this: Similar Items. General features Themes. One leading analysis of American humor, the book American Humor: A Study of the National Character by Constance Rourke, identified the character of the "Yankee" as that first American comic figure, the first widely accepted American character that the nation could find funny, make fun of and even export for the amusement of the world – a gangly traveler who told.

Announcing the best books of the year. The Goodreads Choice Awards are the only major book awards decided by readers. Dear Girls is a different kind of humor book: Wong presents a series of letters to her daughters, with insights that bounce from funny to filthy to profound. There’s also a bit on drinking snake blood.

50 Genuinely Funny Jokes to make you laugh Last Updated: 8th July Everyone loves witty jokes. Our hand-picked list of hilarious jokes is guaranteed to make anyone laugh.

Today at the bank, an old lady asked me to help check her balance. So I pushed her over. I bought some shoes from a drug dealer. With our over 4, most funny jokes, puns and riddles, our jokes are hand-selected and ready for you to tell to your friends or family, or to bust a gut on.

Enjoy the BEST stories, advice & jokes. We are no longer supporting IE (Internet Explorer) as we strive to provide site experiences for browsers that support new web standards and security practices. 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.

Antibiotics and insulin aside, laughter is undeniably the best medicine. However, while many of us have repertoires chock-full of raunchy jokes perfect for cracking up our college pals, there are numerous times when a more delicate, clean joke is needed—like when you're trying to win over that new boss or elicit a laugh from your grandma.

And while there's certainly a place in every amateur. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Big Book of New American Humor: The Best of the Past 25 Years (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at. A humorist (American English) or humourist (British English) is an intellectual who uses humor in writing or public speaking.

Humorists are distinct from comedians, who are show business entertainers whose business is to make an audience laugh, though it is possible for some persons to occupy both roles in the course of their careers.

Despite the fact that the Kennedy Center for the. More than pages of outrageous parodies, cartoons, stand-up jokes and excerpts from books, movies and television scripts attest to the variety and vitality of American wit.

Woody Allen explores psychic phenomena; Dave Barry assesses major nonhumorous events in American history; and George Carlin examines the complexities of owning "stuff."Reviews: 9. Of course, every Christopher Moore book should be on a list like this, but our hearts will always belong to Christ's best friend Biff, and the journey they take across the Orient in search of.

Which are the best books on American history. Brent Glass, Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, the world’s largest museum devoted to telling the story of America, chooses five standout books in a crowded field.

Interview by Sophie Roell. The funniest books that actually contain insight, intellectual content, and masterful writing style.

Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. The author of six books, he is the first-ever winner of the National Press Club’s humor award and a two-time finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor.

He has been called a “Swiftian satirist” (The Wall Street Journal), and “America’s satire king” (The Daily Beast). I t’s as hard to write a page-turner as it is to write fiction that brings fresh perspective and meaning to the world. Achieving both in a single work is a feat accomplished by only the best of.

after dark Ask Reddit Dirty Dirty Jokes Jokes Reddit TC-Trending You can’t change your past, but you can cleanse your memories Ari grieves the loss of her sister deeply, yet she resists visiting the island resort where traumatic memories are repressed.

Most-shared books: the favourites we give again and again. 23 Apr ; 15 best poetry books of all time. 21 Mar ; 15 best children's books of all time. 18 Apr ; The 15 best comedy books.

Here are 40 books that we consider to be the funniest ever written. Obviously these aren't the only funny books out there, and there's a good chance we forgot to include at least one of your favorites.

(Hey, there are a lot of books out there.) Of course, there's also the flip side: that you may have yet to read these gems.