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1000 Years of Laughter (Compilation)

    

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1000 Years of Laughter (Compilation)

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.



Disc 1

  1000 Years of Laughter
1.   Laughter - Robert Burton 00:02:37
2.   Anglo - Saxon Riddles 00:02:35
3.   The Autobiography of Giraldus Cambriensis 00:01:13
4.   14th century advice from Johannes de Mirfeld 00:01:33
5.   An Alphabet of Tales 00:01:20
6.   Demanundes Joyous 00:01:07
7.   The Gull's Horn - book 00:03:55
8.   Wits, Fits and Fancies 00:00:49
9.   Eight kinds of Drunkenness from Pierce Penniless His Supplication To The Devil 00:02:24
10.   Launce and his Dog 00:02:38
11.   The Anatomy Of Melancholy 00:04:42
12.   Jokes from 17th centruy jest book 00:02:29
13.   The great age of clubs 00:02:39
14.   The Club of Little Men 00:02:22
15.   The Club Of She - Romps 00:02:06
16.   The Club Of Ugly Faces 00:01:32
17.   The Island of Laputa 00:07:06
18.   Peregrine Pickle 00:09:47
19.   Tristram Shandy 00:06:23
20.   Tristram Shandy 00:08:25
21.   Tristram Shandy 00:01:41
22.   Fanny Burney's Diary 1785 00:03:09
23.   Fanny Burney's Diary 1785 00:06:10


Disc 2

  1000 Years of Laughter
1.   Emma 00:05:01
2.   That We Should Rise with the Lark 00:04:35
3.   Lamb's Letter to H.F. Carey 00:04:35
4.   Sayings of Sydney Smith 00:02:49
5.   Mrs. Caudles Curtain Lectures 00:08:09
6.   Victorian Humour: Oscar Wilde to Punch 00:01:57
7.   De Omnibus 00:08:10
8.   At Rochester 00:06:31
9.   The Pickwick Papers 00:05:18
10.   The Old Curiosity Shop 00:08:37
11.   To Agnes Hull 00:03:46
12.   The Mad Hatter's Tea Party 00:08:24
13.   The Wind in the Willows 00:05:35
14.   The Wind in the Willows 00:03:27


Disc 3

  1000 Years of Laughter
1.   The Diary Of A Nobody 00:07:51
2.   Happy Thoughts 00:09:40
3.   Two on a Tower 00:09:40
4.   Mr Polly 00:05:35
5.   Mr Polly 00:07:44
6.   Three Men in a Boat 00:07:18
7.   Three Men in a Boat 00:05:05
8.   Rip Van Winkle 00:07:23
9.   Josh Billings, His Sayings 00:00:57
10.   The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County 00:04:07
11.   A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 00:03:50


Disc 4

  1000 Years of Laughter
1.   The one - liner 00:01:45
2.   The Waltz 00:10:36
3.   The Young visiters 00:10:29
4.   Reginald On House - Parties 00:06:10
5.   Right Ho Jeeves 00:09:45
6.   Right Ho Jeeves 00:10:02
7.   Jeeves Takes Charge 00:05:55
8.   The Remarkable Rocket 00:02:40
9.   The Squib, the Roman Candle, the Catherine Wheel 00:01:39
10.   The Rocket 00:04:13
11.   The Rocket - 'What right have you to be happy' 00:04:13
12.   The dance - and the firework display 00:03:06
13.   A little frog, with bright jewelled eyes 00:03:01
14.   A large white duck 00:03:29
15.   So they piled up the wood and put Rocket on top, and lit the fire 00:02:02

Total Playing Time: 05:03:51






Author(s):
Timson, David

Reader(s):
Boyd, Carole; Jones, Griff Rhys; Keeble, Jonathan; Moffatt, John; Sara, Cathy; Timson, David

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Anthologies / Collections

Catalogue No: NA426912

Barcode: 9789626342695

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Physical Release: 08/2002

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