Archive For The “Humor” Category
By Angela Thirkell
Following the social occasion of the summer time, the wedding of Rose Birkett (the county's scatterbrain heart-breaker), Fall brings WWII. The transition to struggle introduces unforeseen parts into the Barsetshire milieu. regardless of the newly somber surroundings, evacuee teenagers (see Nurse's "lust for strength over babies"), nouveau riche migrs (Mr. Gissings' suspiciously formed head), and the Mixo-Lydians (and their embroideries) have enough money possibilities for snatching humor from the jaws of bleakness. The Bissells, lower-middle-class heads of a billeted non-U university, percentage, with the gentry, a mutual bewilderment of values. Mrs. Morland muses on Mrs. Bissell's business-like attractiveness of "the sinister implications of Adelina Cottage" shared by way of omit Hampton and omit Bent. The Keith kinfolk takes heart level as Lydia cares for the property and her in poor health mom whereas her pals pursue nursing and different battle paintings. The younger males pursue the younger girls and wartime hurries up the standard romantic coupling for a complete of 5, a checklist even for Thirkell.
Like Barbara Pym and Nancy Mitford, Thirkell's writing is maliciously witty & quite often chuckle out loud humorous at dissecting the degrees of English society.
Beautifully crafted retailesque epub.
By Terry Pratchett
To the consternation of the patrician, Lord Vetinari, a brand new invention has arrived in Ankh-Morpork - a superb clanging monster of a desktop that harnesses the ability of the entire parts: earth, air, fireplace and water. This being Ankh-Morpork, it's quickly drawing astonished crowds, a few of whom stuck the zeitgeist early and arrive armed with notepads and extremely good rainwear.
Moist von Lipwig isn't a guy who enjoys exertions - as grasp of the put up workplace, the Mint and the Royal financial institution his enter is, in fact, vital... yet principally depending on phrases, that are thankfully now not very heavy and don't regularly desire greasing. notwithstanding, he does take pleasure in being alive, which makes a brand new activity supply from Vetinari difficult to refuse...
Steam is emerging over Discworld, pushed by means of Mister Simnel, the fellow wi' t'flat cap and sliding rule who has a fascinating association with the sine and cosine. wet must grapple with gallons of grease, goblins, a fats controller with a heritage of throwing staff down the steps and a few very offended dwarfs if he's going to forestall all of it going off the rails...
By P. G. Wodehouse
Tailored from a suite of brief tales, this novel follows the exploits and calamities of Archibald "Archie" Moffam.
A vintage of English comedy, this ebook has been loved by way of readers world wide for nearly ninety years.
By Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht
Turkey on fireplace? No plans for brand new Year's Eve? Obnoxious relations headed your approach? The authors of the best-selling The Worst-Case state of affairs Survival Handbook are the following that will help you live on the risks of the vacation season, from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day. find out how to rescue somebody caught in a chimney, live to tell the tale the place of work vacation get together, and get away a runaway parade balloon. Expertly take care of a meddling mum or dad, silence a gaggle of carolers, and deal with a tongue caught to a frozen pole. Illustrated, step by step directions advisor you thru those and dozens of different festive situations. With a invaluable appendix of vacation excuses, last-minute reward principles, and inventive drink recipes for whilst the liquor runs out, this can be really the correct vacation booklet.
By Gene Anthony
Copyright 1995 by way of Eugene Anthony
By Jon Winokur
The world's maximum cynics, critics, and grouches--from H. L. Mencken to Groucho Marx--use their wit to chop down each topic less than the sunlight in a compendium of quips, barbs, profiles, and interviews. Reprint. 75,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
By Esther Friesner, Lawrence Watt-Evans
Excessive comedy, low pratfalls, and exciting derring-do mix in a mystical and amazing epic concerning the historical and Honorable nation of the Hydrangeans; the potent, although particularly silly, warrior Gudge; and the mysterious Black Weasel.
"Confusion reigns during this usually humorous, usually necessary delusion approximately usurped thrones and misplaced heirs. After the Gorgorian barbarians triumph over the civilized state of Hydrangea, their chief Gudge makes himself king, marries Hydrangean Princess Artemisia and settles all the way down to a hugely passable lifetime of ingesting and debauchery. Royal triplets, separated at delivery due to a Gorgorian superstition that a number of births recommend the mother's infidelity, obtain very varied upbringings. the one woman, Avena, is cited within the palace as Prince Arbol, inheritor to the throne and a fearsome swordsman. One brother, Wulfrith, is raised by means of a shepherd; even if a tender ewe is his favourite significant other, his measurement makes him a fearsome battler. the opposite brother, Dunwin, reared by way of the outlawed wizard Clootie, develops right into a gifted magician. To this easy brew Watt-Evans (the Ethshar sequence) and Friesner (Gnome Man's Land ) have further a number of dragons, a few tried seductions, wrong identities and faulty spells to supply a lighthearted fantasy." -- Publishers Weekly
By Sam Schultz
Excellent for starting readers, this laugh-out-loud shaggy dog story e-book approximately institution will placed a grin in your face!
By Larry Niven, David Gerrold
This humorous and insightful technological know-how fiction vintage introduces Shoogar, the best wizard ever identified in his village. His spells can strike terror within the hearts of even his strongest enemies. however the enemy he faces now's like none he has ever noticeable prior to. The stranger has come from nowhere and is unaware of even the main uncomplicated rules of magic. however the stranger has an extremely robust magic of his personal. there isn't any room in Shoogar’s global for an outsider whose powers fit his personal, not to mention one whose powers may well exceed his. So ahead of the blue sunlight can pass the face of the crimson sunlight once again, Shoogar will exhibit this stranger simply who's boss.
By Douglas Adams, John Lloyd
In existence and, certainly, in liff, there are various hundreds of thousands of universal studies, emotions, occasions or even gadgets which we know and realize, yet for which no phrases exist. this article makes use of position names to explain a few of these meanings.