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The Modern Wit

The Modern Wit

by Shelley Klein
     
 

"One of the few lessons I have learned in life is that there is invariably something odd about women who wear ankle socks."  —Alan Bennett
 
Every generation has its own signature brand of wit, from the Elizabethan wits like William Shakespeare to the Regency and Victorian wits. They’re all well-known for their biting barb,

Overview

"One of the few lessons I have learned in life is that there is invariably something odd about women who wear ankle socks."  —Alan Bennett
 
Every generation has its own signature brand of wit, from the Elizabethan wits like William Shakespeare to the Regency and Victorian wits. They’re all well-known for their biting barb, caustic commentary, or rude riposte, but until now the wits of today have never been brought together. The Modern Wit champions the sense of humor of the modern age, taking contributions from politicians like Boris Johnson, comedians and interviewers such as Jon Stewart and Clive James, actors and presenters like Stephen Fry and Paul Merton, and columnists and writers such as P. J. O’Rourke and Ben Elton. The Modern Wit brings all these fantastic wits together for the first time, proving that every generation has something to laugh about.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843172543
Publisher:
Michael O'Mara Books
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Shelley Klein's other collections include The Book of Senior Moments, Frankly My Dear: Quips and Quotes from Hollywood, The Most Evil Women in History, and The Wicked Wit of Charles Dickens.

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