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25 novels to make you hoot

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Lucky Jim (Penguin Modern Classics)
Lucky Jim (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Jim Dixon struggles to make it in 1950s academe."
Blott On The Landscape
Blott On The Landscape
"The little people make their stand against entrenched bureaucracy."
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾
"Young Adrian Mole takes on the world – which fights back."
Diary of a Nobody
Diary of a Nobody
"Victorian clerk Mr Pooter stands on his dignity. Always."
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
"When Earth is demolished, Arthur Dent takes off around the galaxy."
Three Men in a Boat
Three Men in a Boat
"Three friends plus a dog take a boating holiday on the Thames."
Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition
Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition
"The Second World War as bloody farce."
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
"A novel of constant digressions. Tristram is not born until Volume III."
Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin Classics)
Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin Classics)
"The Archers gone dreadfully wrong."
The Happiest Days
The Happiest Days
"Tom Cardwell grows up (after a fashion) in the 1960s."
Decline and Fall (Penguin Modern Classics)
Decline and Fall (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Sent down from Oxford, Paul Pennyfeather's teaching career goes off the rails"
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Confederacy of Dunces
"Huge slob Ignatius J. Reilly cuts a swathe through New Orleans."
The Pickwick Papers: Premium Edition (Unabridged, Illustrated, Table of Contents)
The Pickwick Papers: Premium Edition (Unabridged, Illustrated, Table of Contents)
"Mr Pickwick and friends travel through early Victorian England."
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapters 01 to 05
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapters 01 to 05
"Life on the Mississippi in the 1840s."
The Wimbledon Poisoner
The Wimbledon Poisoner
"A henpecked husband fails to poison his wife."
Flash for Freedom! (The Flashman Papers, Book 5)
Flash for Freedom! (The Flashman Papers, Book 5)
"Supercad Flashman gets caught up in the slave trade."
Carry On, Jeeves: (Jeeves & Wooster) (Jeeves & Wooster Series Book 3)
Carry On, Jeeves: (Jeeves & Wooster) (Jeeves & Wooster Series Book 3)
"Gentleman's gentleman Jeeves holds his hapless employer together."
Portnoy's Complaint (Vintage Blue)
Portnoy's Complaint (Vintage Blue)
"Alexander Portnoy talks wanking."
Small Gods: (Discworld Novel 13) (Discworld series)
Small Gods: (Discworld Novel 13) (Discworld series)
"Terry Pratchett takes a hatchet to organised religion."
The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B
The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B
"Innocent young Balthazar is buffeted by capricious fate."
Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones series Book 1)
Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones series Book 1)
"Thirty-ish Bridget Jones tells her diary . . . everything."
Billy Liar (Penguin Decades)
Billy Liar (Penguin Decades)
"Billy Fisher daydreams his way through 1950s England."
Don Quixote
Don Quixote
"Don Quixote makes his deluded way through Spain, circa 1600."
Zuleika Dobson: (A Modern Library E-Book) (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)
Zuleika Dobson: (A Modern Library E-Book) (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)
"Oxford University in the Edwardian era."
Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier Svejk During the World War, Book One
Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier Svejk During the World War, Book One
"The Frist World War as bloody farce"