THE BEST HUMOR FROM PUNCH by William- Ed Cole

THE BEST HUMOR FROM PUNCH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A bulging plum pudding of prose and verse from the 112 year old English magazine and a first for any such collection to appear in the United States. You'll find the casual comedy of ""The Throes of Living"" divided into diversions and dilemmas,- in the shops, home and family, arts and belles lettres, man versus animals, eccentrics and individuals which in turn offer a barmy parade of silly situations, domestic didoes, dogs, horses, pigs, hens, mice (even an elephant). There are spoofs and parodies, too, which have a go at detective stories, careers, music, Henry Green and Ivy Compton-Burnett. The authors included have no established audience here (just brief glimpses of A. P. Herbert, E. V. Knox, etc.,) so, although unsigned, the passport is still good for madly reasoned entertainment.

Publisher: World Publishing