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The Penguin Book of British Comic Stories By Patricia Craig

The Penguin Book of British Comic Stories

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An anthology of 20th century short stories to illustrate a distinctly British (including Irish) comic tradition, presented chronologically. Each is complete in itself and not an extract from a longer work. Authors range from Saki through Graham Greene to Angela Carter.

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The Penguin Book of British Comic Stories by Patricia Craig

This is an anthology of 20th century short stories to illustrate a distinctly British (including Irish) comic tradition, which is presented chronologically. Each story is complete in itself, and not an extract from a longer work, with authors ranging from Saki through Graham Greene to Angela Carter to Richmal Crompton. The collection is a diverted set of stories for the general reader as well as the comic-addict, and a source book for students of the genre. Patricia Craig supports her selection with a critical introduction in which she considers the comic writing of the last century and earlier, along with the distinctive colouring of each decade of our own century - the frivolity and light touch of the twenties, the blacker and bleaker humour of more recent times.

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The Penguin Book of British Comic Stories by Patricia Craig
Patricia Craig
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
1990-09-27
544
0670828726
9780670828722
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