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The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations free pdf Chosen and introduced by writer, satirist and broadcaster Ned Sherrin, this entertaining collection of 5000 quotations displays all shades of humour - dry, black, wry, sly, witty, wacky, or even unintended. Quotations are courtesy of comedians (from Bob Hope and Groucho Marx to Victoria Wood and Monty Python), playwrights (from Shaw and Wilde to Alan Bennett and Tom Stoppard), novelists (P.G. Wodehouse, Joseph Heller, or Flann O'Brien), journalists and reviewers (P.J. O'Rourke, Julie Burchill and Dorothy Parker), politicians (from Disraeli to JFK and John Major) and many others - actors, producers, cartoonists, lyricists, moguls, soldiers, and lawyers among them. Organized by subject, the quotations range from acting and the theatre to youth, by way of behaviour and etiquette, the body, comedy routines and catchphrases, death, gossip, insults and invective, sex, snobbery and much more. Each quotation is accompanied by its source and date, and quotations are put in context by explanatory notes.

About Ned Sherrin

About the Editor: Ned Sherrin is presenter of BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends, a weekly satirical round-up of international news. He was the producer and director of the ground-breaking television comedy show, That Was The Week That Was, and has written extensively for stage and screen.

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Author : Ned Sherrin
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Data Published : 01 September 1995
ISBN : 0192142445
EAN : 9780192142443
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 568 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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