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Booklover's Book of Jokes, Quips and Quotes

Overview

Do your jokes begin something like ?So, a guy walks into a bar . . .? or ?A priest, a minister, and a rabbi . . ?? Tired of the same-old formulaic humor and worn-out riddles? Well, you?re in luck. The Booklover?s Book of Jokes, Quips and Quotes spans centuries to provide a collection chock-full of bookish humor, pithy sayings, one-liners, and just plain silly thoughts. With sections from some of the masters of witty writing, including the best barbs from Oscar Wilde; insults from Shakespeare; and wise words from ...

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Overview

Do your jokes begin something like “So, a guy walks into a bar . . .” or “A priest, a minister, and a rabbi . . ?” Tired of the same-old formulaic humor and worn-out riddles? Well, you’re in luck. The Booklover’s Book of Jokes, Quips and Quotes spans centuries to provide a collection chock-full of bookish humor, pithy sayings, one-liners, and just plain silly thoughts. With sections from some of the masters of witty writing, including the best barbs from Oscar Wilde; insults from Shakespeare; and wise words from Jane Austen, John Milton, and P. G. Wodehouse, this jovial little book is a cornucopia of delight and light relief for literary lovers everywhere.
 
The jokes range from the erudite to the puerile and are sure to entertain—and, in the right hands, might even turn a bookish sort into the life of the party.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780712358422
  • Publisher: British Library, The
  • Publication date: 10/15/2011
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 822,484
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


David Wilkerson works at the British Library and has been a bookseller for thirty-seven years.
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Table of Contents


Some literary jokes
Literary light bulb jokes
Conversations in the local library
In the local bookshop
More literary jokes
Odd titles
Yet more literary jokes
Yorkshire humour
The parable of punctuation
Book titles (maybe)
Famous last words
Poetic reflections on books
Shakespearean barbs
The wit of Oscar Wilde
The Wisdom of Henry Ward Beecher
More literary quips and quotes
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