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Erma Bombeck: Writer and Humorist By Lynn Hutner Colwell
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Erma Bombeck: Writer and Humorist is the only authorized biography about Erma Bombeck. The print version is no longer available but is now in e-book format. All proceeds from the sale of this e-book... More > will go to the University of Dayton's Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop (www.HumorWriters.org).< Less
Jarrow - The Humorist Trickster By David Charvet
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Emil Jarrow was a vaudeville headliner during the early 20th century with a unique act combining magic and stand-up comedy (before the term was invented), that took him around the world for over 50... More > years. In this book you'll learn not only about Jarrow's life, but the secrets of his magic that fooled millions; from the Palace Theater in New York, the London Palladium, Tivoli Theaters in Australia, and many more. Richly illustrated with hundreds of rare photographs, playbills and news clippings, this is a treat for aficionados of magic, comedy and theater history.< Less
Geoffery Gambado: Or, a Simple Remedy for Hypochondriacism and Melancholy Splenetic Humours By A Humorist Physician.
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(This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format.) OME years ago, sixteen original sketches by Henry Bunbury, Esq. were given to the Author of this Book. This celebrated... More > sketcher and caricaturist was a gentleman well known in the county of Suffolk for his public and private virtues, as well as for his superior talents. He was a lineal descendant of the Rev. Sir William Bunbury, whose baronetcy was created in 1681. Of a cheerful and lively temper, he sought to infuse the same spirit through all ranks of society. If we mistake not, his son became Sir Henry Bunbury, and represented the county of Suffolk, as his uncle, Sir Thomas Charles Bunbury, had done before him.< Less
Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government Study Guide By BookRags.com
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Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government Study Guide consists of approx. 32 pages of summaries andanalysis on Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist... More > Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government by P. J. O'Rourke.< Less
Petit répertoire des jeux de langage chez les humoristes français By Khalid Alaoui
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Devos, Le Luron, Foresti, Coluche, Dac,Desproges… Autant d’humoristes de talent qui nous font rire par leur jeu de scène et leur maîtrise sans pareille de la langue.... More > Mais… savent-ils ou ont-ils su eux-mêmes comment se nomment ces innombrables jeux de langage qui foisonnent dans leurs sketches ? Et vous ? Le savez-vous ? C’est l’objectif de ce petit répertoire : mettre enfin un nom à ces prouesses langagières, à ces particularités qui nous offrent une vision ludique de la langue, pour notre plus grand plaisir.< Less
Told after supper By British Humorists Library , Jerome K. Jerome
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Written by Jerome K. Jerome, author of "Three men in a boat", includes an humorous essay titled "Clocks". "It was Christmas Eve. I begin this way because it is the proper,... More > orthodox, respectable way to begin, and I have been brought up in a proper, orthodox, respectable way, and taught to always do the proper, orthodox, respectable thing; and the habit clings to me. Of course, as a mere matter of information it is quite unnecessary to mention the date at all. The experienced reader knows it was Christmas Eve, without my telling him. It always is Christmas Eve, in a ghost story."< Less
Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow By British Humorists Library , Jerome K. Jerome
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Occasionally a friend will ask me some such question as this, Do you prefer dark women or fair? Another will say, Do you like tall women or short? A third, Do you think light-hearted women, or... More > serious, the more agreeable company? I find myself in the position that, once upon a time, overtook a certain charming young lady of taste who was asked by an anxious parent, the years mounting, and the family expenditure not decreasing, which of the numerous and eligible young men, then paying court to her, she liked the best. She replied, that was her difficulty. She could not make up her mind which she liked the best. They were all so nice. She could not possibly select one to the exclusion of all the others. What she would have liked would have been to marry the lot, but that, she presumed, was impracticable. I feel I resemble that young lady, not so much, perhaps, in charm and beauty as indecision of mind, when questions such as the above are put to me. It is as if one were asked one’s favourite food.< Less
Something New By British Humorists Library , P.G. Wodehouse
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Until the advent of Ashe and Mr. Quayle, the British Pluck Library had been written by many hands and had included the adventures of many heroes: but in Gridley Quayle the proprietors held that the... More > ideal had been reached, and Ashe received a commission to conduct the entire British Pluck Library—monthly—himself. On the meager salary paid him for these labors he had been supporting himself ever since. That was how Ashe came to be in Arundell Street, Leicester Square, on this May morning. He was a tall, well-built, fit-looking young man, with a clear eye and a strong chin; and he was dressed, as he closed the front door behind him, in a sweater, flannel trousers, and rubber-soled gymnasium shoes. When he had taken the second-floor front of Number Seven, three months before, Ashe Marson had realized that he must forego those morning exercises which had become a second nature to him, or else defy London’s unwritten law and brave London’s mockery...< Less
Told after supper By British Humorists Library , Jerome K. Jerome
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It was Christmas Eve. I begin this way because it is the proper, orthodox, respectable way to begin, and I have been brought up in a proper, orthodox, respectable way, and taught to always do the... More > proper, orthodox, respectable thing; and the habit clings to me. Of course, as a mere matter of information it is quite unnecessary to mention the date at all. The experienced reader knows it was Christmas Eve, without my telling him. It always is Christmas Eve, in a ghost story.< Less
Something New By British Humorists Library , P.G. Wodehouse
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Until the advent of Ashe and Mr. Quayle, the British Pluck Library had been written by many hands and had included the adventures of many heroes: but in Gridley Quayle the proprietors held that the... More > ideal had been reached, and Ashe received a commission to conduct the entire British Pluck Library—monthly—himself. On the meager salary paid him for these labors he had been supporting himself ever since. That was how Ashe came to be in Arundell Street, Leicester Square, on this May morning. He was a tall, well-built, fit-looking young man, with a clear eye and a strong chin; and he was dressed, as he closed the front door behind him, in a sweater, flannel trousers, and rubber-soled gymnasium shoes. When he had taken the second-floor front of Number Seven, three months before, Ashe Marson had realized that he must forego those morning exercises which had become a second nature to him, or else defy London’s unwritten law and brave London’s mockery...< Less