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The Oxford Book of Humorous Prose By Edited by Frank Muir

The Oxford Book of Humorous Prose
by Edited by Frank Muir

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Starting with Caxton in 1477 Frank Muir shows how humorous writing has developed and been refined through five centuries by such practitioners and innovators as Jonathan Swift, Henry Fielding and Laurence Sterne, and also how humour ranges from the crude to the subtle.
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The Oxford Book of Humorous Prose: From William Caxton to P.G.Wodehouse - A Conducted Tour by Edited by Frank Muir

Starting with Caxton in 1477 Frank Muir shows how humorous writing has developed and refined through five centuries by such practitioners and innovators as Jonathan Swift, Henry Fielding and Laurence Sterne, and also how humour ranges from the crude to the subtle. It includes extracts from 215 different authors and anonymous pieces and there is a representation of American, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand prose as well as from Britain. The extracts quoted vary in length from a single paragraph to a complete story and there is a connecting text which introduces and sets the pieces in context. Framk Muir has written "The Frank Muir Book".

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About Edited by Frank Muir



About the Editor:
Frank Muir is a well-known British TV personality and author of the best-selling The Frank Muir Book.

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GOR001672251
The Oxford Book of Humorous Prose: From William Caxton to P.G.Wodehouse - A Conducted Tour by Edited by Frank Muir
Edited by Frank Muir
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
1990-04-30
1197
0192141066
9780192141064
N/A
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