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


Disc 2

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


Disc 3

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


Disc 4

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

Distribution Note(s):

Currently not available on CD


Release Date: 08/2002

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