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Some Literary Laughs

A Listmania! list by S Wood (Scotland)
 
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Oxford World's Classics)
1.  The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Oxford World's Classics) by Laurence Sterne
The list author says:
  "The funniest novel of all time.  Who's your favourite? Uncle Toby, Father Shandy, Dr Slop, Parson Yorick, Corporal Trim - laugh yourself silly with this slightly insane book."
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Gulliver's Travels (Penguin Classics)
2.  Gulliver's Travels (Penguin Classics) by Jonathan Swift
The list author says:
  "Swifts brilliant landmark satire.  Stay clear of the childrens bowlderised version."
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Tom Jones (Oxford World's Classics)
3.  Tom Jones (Oxford World's Classics) by Henry Fielding
The list author says:
  "Follow the hilarious adventures of Tom Jones through England to the backdrop of the 1745 Jacobite invasion.  Funny and warmly humane and written by a magistrate!"
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Gargantua and Pantagruel (Penguin Classics)
4.  Gargantua and Pantagruel (Penguin Classics) by Francois Rabelais
The list author says:
  "A book you end up reading at a furious pace, slightly insane but a true original, that will keep your chuckling muscles in trim."
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Don Quixote (Penguin Classics)
5.  Don Quixote (Penguin Classics) by Miguel Cervantes
The list author says:
  "The adventures of Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza from the pen of Miguel Cerevantes.  Another long rambling mad book that will keep you amused for many a Sunday afternoon."
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The Vicar of Wakefield (Oxford World's Classics)
6.  The Vicar of Wakefield (Oxford World's Classics) by Oliver Goldsmith
The list author says:
  "Oliver Goldsmiths wonderfull novel of the eponymous hero and his beleagured family.  A masterpiece of comedy and sentiment."
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Dead Souls (Classics)
7.  Dead Souls (Classics) by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
The list author says:
  "An astonishing romp through 19th Century Russia.  If poor bloody Gogol hadnt starved himself to death on the advice of his Spirtual Advisor he might have even finished it off.  Absolutely priceless!"
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The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol
8.  The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
The list author says:
  "Gogols short stories including his two hilarious classics - The Overcoat and The Nose.  Not to be missed."
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Pudd'nhead Wilson (World's Classics)
9.  Pudd'nhead Wilson (World's Classics) by Mark Twain
The list author says:
  "A warm and funny novel from Mark Twain with a happy ending.  One to be enjoyed slowly."
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A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court (English Library)
10.  A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court (English Library) by Mark Twain
The list author says:
  "A bitter and satirical novel from Mark Twain with an apocolyptic ending.  Excellent."
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (English Library)
11.  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (English Library) by Mark Twain
The list author says:
  "Twains masterpiece.  A warm, generous, funny and brilliantly written story of Huck and Jim the Niggers adventures on the Mississipi.  Survives many a re-reading."
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Death on the Installment Plan (ND Paperbook)
12.  Death on the Installment Plan (ND Paperbook) by Louis-Ferdinand Celine
The list author says:
  "A deeply black and eccentric masterpiece and with a title apt for these credit starved days."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Journey to the End of the Night
13.  Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Celine
The list author says:
  "Based on Celines slighly hectic life this madcap adventure sprawls across the Globe from French Colonial Africa, the trenches of the Great War to Ford Motor Factory in Detroit. An original."
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Invitation to a Beheading (Twentieth Century Classics)
14.  Invitation to a Beheading (Twentieth Century Classics) by Vladimir Nabokov
The list author says:
  "One of Nabokovs earlier works of genius - cinematic in quality you can almost see the scenes in the full absurd and humouress entirety.  Full of tricks and surprises as one would expect for Nabokov."
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Bend Sinister
15.  Bend Sinister by Vladimir Nabokov
The list author says:
  "A funny book and often blackly funny but also some strangely moving and beautifully sad passages.  The early scene on the bridge is a little masterpiece in itself."
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Laughter in the Dark (Twentieth Century Classics)
16.  Laughter in the Dark (Twentieth Century Classics) by Vladimir Nabokov
The list author says:
  "Nabokov at his cruelest.  Another blackly funny book by the master of literary laughter and also as always beautifully written."
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The Real Life of Sebastian Knight (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
17.  The Real Life of Sebastian Knight (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) by Vladimir Nabokov
The list author says:
  "Wondefully funny book and Nabokovs first in English.  The slightly obsessive brother of Novelist Sebastian Knight sets out to write his life.  Hilarious."
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Pnin (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
18.  Pnin (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) by Vladimir Nabokov
The list author says:
  "Sit back and enjoy the adventures of the hapless and human Timofy Pnin as he battles through post War America.  Wonderfully warm and funny and everyone will love poor old Pnin."
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