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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
4,692 members, 191 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: merrystar, thorold, pamelad, ahef1963

Score: 4

Explanations:

thorold (1): Like The Rainbow, but funnier

2
2,956 members, 50 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: aprille, thorold, merrystar, pamelad

Score: 4

Explanations:

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

3
2,853 members, 53 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Explanations:

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

4
2,809 members, 60 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: aprille, merrystar, thorold, pamelad

Score: 4

5
2,599 members, 74 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)
6
5,846 members, 214 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: pamelad, merrystar, thorold

Score: 3

7
3,739 members, 85 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: aprille, thorold, pamelad

Score: 3

8
3,427 members, 106 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: merrystar, thorold, pamelad

Score: 3

9
3,015 members, 61 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: aprille, thorold, pamelad

Score: 3

10
2,913 members, 53 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: aprille, pamelad, thorold

Score: 3

Explanations:

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

11
2,547 members, 63 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: thorold, aprille, pamelad

Score: 3

12
2,108 members, 42 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: merrystar, aprille, pamelad

Score: 3

13
1,370 members, 28 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: thorold, aprille, pamelad

Score: 3

Explanations:

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

14
1,324 members, 35 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: pamelad, aprille, thorold

Score: 3

15
by Saki
1,143 members, 17 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: aprille, merrystar, thorold

Score: 3

16
847 members, 23 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: pamelad, thorold, aprille

Score: 3

Explanations:

thorold (10): Rye humour

17
532 members, 33 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: merrystar, aprille, thorold

Score: 3

Explanations:

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

18
274 members, 11 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: thorold, aprille, pamelad

Score: 3

Explanations:

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

19
28,813 members, 401 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, pamelad

Score: 2

20
28,511 members, 392 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, pamelad

Score: 2

21
21,470 members, 426 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, pamelad

Score: 2

22
16,352 members, 338 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: thorold, pamelad

Score: 2

23
8,407 members, 138 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, thorold

Score: 2

24
7,361 members, 257 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: thorold, merrystar

Score: 2

25
4,718 members, 117 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: aprille, thorold

Score: 2

Explanations:

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

26
2,023 members, 97 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: aprille, pamelad

Score: 2

27
1,825 members, 24 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: aprille, thorold

Score: 2

28
1,503 members, 73 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, aprille

Score: 2

29
1,015 members, 32 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: pamelad, aprille

Score: 2

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

Lists: aprille, pamelad

Score: 2

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

Lists: aprille, thorold

Score: 2

32
370 members, 6 reviews
4.45 stars (4.45 stars)

Lists: merrystar, aprille

Score: 2

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

Lists: merrystar, aprille

Score: 2

Explanations:

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

35
165 members, 3 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: pamelad, aprille

Score: 2

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

Lists: pamelad, aprille

Score: 2

37
60 members, 0 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: merrystar, aprille

Score: 2

38
2,828 members, 29 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: aprille

Thumbs down: thorold

Score: 0

Explanations:

thorold (0): The Butler did it

40
17,287 members, 358 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Thumbs down: merrystar, martensgirl

Score: < 0

Explanations:

merrystar (0): childrens

41
13,473 members, 299 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Thumbs down: merrystar, martensgirl

Score: < 0

Explanations:

merrystar (0): childrens

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About this list

Started by: sturlington (November 2013)

Type: Unnumbered

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