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Classic British Humor

Description: Looking for classic literature from Britain that is funny.

Based on tag: classic British humor

Members: 8 participating members (show all)

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1
5,456 members, 214 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Explanations:

thorold (1): Like The Rainbow, but funnier

2
3,552 members, 58 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Explanations:

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

3
3,289 members, 67 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)
4
3,090 members, 74 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)
5
1,569 members, 42 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)
7
4,151 members, 123 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)
8
3,389 members, 59 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: aprille, VivienneR, pamelad, thorold

Score: 4

Explanations:

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

9
3,319 members, 56 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Explanations:

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

10
3,064 members, 83 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)
11
913 members, 26 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: VivienneR, pamelad, aprille, thorold

Score: 4

Explanations:

thorold (10): Rye humour

12
349 members, 10 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: thorold, aprille, VivienneR, pamelad

Score: 4

Explanations:

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

13
3,528 members, 78 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: VivienneR, thorold, pamelad

Score: 3

14
2,461 members, 48 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: aprille, merrystar, pamelad

Score: 3

15
1,606 members, 32 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: aprille, thorold, pamelad

Score: 3

Explanations:

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

16
by Saki
1,379 members, 23 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: aprille, merrystar, thorold

Score: 3

17
1,038 members, 34 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: VivienneR, aprille, pamelad

Score: 3

18
634 members, 37 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 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

19
34,834 members, 492 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, pamelad

Score: 2

20
34,467 members, 476 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, pamelad

Score: 2

21
26,135 members, 498 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, pamelad

Score: 2

22
19,718 members, 404 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: thorold, pamelad

Score: 2

23
10,176 members, 170 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, thorold

Score: 2

24
8,641 members, 287 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: thorold, merrystar

Score: 2

25
5,468 members, 143 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: aprille, thorold

Score: 2

Explanations:

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

26
4,564 members, 103 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: thorold, pamelad

Score: 2

27
2,521 members, 117 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: VivienneR, pamelad

Score: 2

28
2,028 members, 31 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: aprille, thorold

Score: 2

29
1,951 members, 92 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, aprille

Score: 2

30
1,199 members, 33 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: pamelad, aprille

Score: 2

31
781 members, 9 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: aprille, thorold

Score: 2

32
429 members, 7 reviews
4.45 stars (4.45 stars)

Lists: merrystar, aprille

Score: 2

33
407 members, 13 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: merrystar, aprille

Score: 2

Explanations:

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

35
187 members, 3 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: pamelad, aprille

Score: 2

36
165 members, 5 reviews
3.22 stars (3.22 stars)

Lists: aprille, pamelad

Score: 2

37
64 members, 0 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: merrystar, aprille

Score: 2

38
3,339 members, 39 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: aprille

Thumbs down: thorold

Score: 0

Explanations:

thorold (0): The Butler did it

39
780 members, 11 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Thumbs down: martensgirl

Score: 0

40
22,190 members, 418 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Thumbs down: merrystar, martensgirl

Score: -1

Explanations:

merrystar (0): childrens

41
17,565 members, 349 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Thumbs down: merrystar, martensgirl

Score: -1

Explanations:

merrystar (0): childrens

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Started by: sturlington (November 2013)

Type: Unnumbered

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