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Classic British Humor

Description: Looking for classic literature from Britain that is funny. No children's books.

Based on tag: classic British humor

Members: 7 participating members (show all)

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1
4,561 members, 185 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: merrystar, thorold, pamelad, ahef1963

Score: 4

Explanations:

thorold (1): Like The Rainbow, but funnier

2
8,111 members, 133 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: aprille, ahef1963, thorold

Score: 3

3
5,630 members, 205 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: pamelad, merrystar, thorold

Score: 3

4
3,295 members, 105 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: merrystar, thorold, pamelad

Score: 3

5
2,856 members, 50 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: thorold, merrystar, pamelad

Score: 3

Explanations:

thorold (2): I could add a hundred Wodehouse novels to this list, but you get the idea...

6
2,788 members, 53 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: martensgirl, pamelad, thorold

Score: 3

Explanations:

thorold (18): Sue Townsend's send-up of adolescence is probably only funny if you're safely beyond that stage

7
2,734 members, 57 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: merrystar, thorold, pamelad

Score: 3

8
2,505 members, 73 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: martensgirl, pamelad, thorold

Score: 3

9
27,948 members, 393 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, pamelad

Score: 2

10
27,658 members, 384 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, pamelad

Score: 2

11
20,812 members, 417 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, pamelad

Score: 2

12
15,820 members, 329 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: thorold, pamelad

Score: 2

13
7,165 members, 249 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: thorold, merrystar

Score: 2

14
3,621 members, 82 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: thorold, pamelad

Score: 2

15
2,900 members, 59 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: thorold, pamelad

Score: 2

16
2,832 members, 48 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: pamelad, thorold

Score: 2

Explanations:

thorold (16): Waugh's first novel, and probably his funniest

17
2,462 members, 62 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: thorold, pamelad

Score: 2

18
2,058 members, 42 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: merrystar, pamelad

Score: 2

19
1,331 members, 29 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: thorold, pamelad

Score: 2

Explanations:

thorold (8): Funniest mass suicide novel. Ever.

20
1,273 members, 33 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: pamelad, thorold

Score: 2

21
by Saki
1,107 members, 15 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: merrystar, thorold

Score: 2

22
819 members, 23 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: pamelad, thorold

Score: 2

Explanations:

thorold (10): Rye humour

23
508 members, 28 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: merrystar, thorold

Score: 2

Explanations:

thorold (19): Thirkell was a snob and a reactionary, but she was also very good at mocking the English upper middle classes

24
263 members, 9 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: thorold, pamelad

Score: 2

Explanations:

thorold (7): Not as funny as people say it is, but worth it for the cricket match

25
4,596 members, 113 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: thorold

Score: 1

Explanations:

thorold (21): The pioneering comic campus novel of the 1950s (before they had "campuses")

26
1,945 members, 91 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: pamelad

Score: 1

27
1,800 members, 23 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: thorold

Score: 1

28
1,439 members, 65 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Score: 1

29
987 members, 31 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: pamelad

Score: 1

30
825 members, 28 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: pamelad

Score: 1

31
646 members, 7 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: thorold

Score: 1

32
364 members, 6 reviews
4.46 stars (4.46 stars)

Lists: merrystar

Score: 1

33
351 members, 12 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: merrystar

Score: 1

Explanations:

merrystar (6): I prefer this to Cold Comfort Farm

35
155 members, 3 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

Lists: pamelad

Score: 1

36
128 members, 4 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: pamelad

Score: 1

37
58 members, 0 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: merrystar

Score: 1

39
16,505 members, 347 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Thumbs down: merrystar, martensgirl

Score: < 0

Explanations:

merrystar (0): childrens

40
12,822 members, 289 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Thumbs down: merrystar, martensgirl

Score: < 0

Explanations:

merrystar (0): childrens

41
2,733 members, 28 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Thumbs down: thorold

Score: < 0

Explanations:

thorold (0): The Butler did it

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About this list

Started by: sturlington (November 2013)

Type: Unnumbered

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