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Classic British Humor

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

Based on tag: classic British humor

Members: 7 participating members (show all)

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1
5,208 members, 203 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: merrystar, thorold, pamelad, ahef1963

Score: 4

Explanations:

thorold (1): Like The Rainbow, but funnier

2
3,346 members, 58 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 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
3,124 members, 67 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: aprille, merrystar, thorold, pamelad

Score: 4

4
2,908 members, 73 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: thorold, aprille, merrystar, pamelad

Score: 4

5
1,500 members, 41 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: aprille, pamelad, merrystar, thorold

Score: 4

6
6,689 members, 246 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: pamelad, merrystar, thorold

Score: 3

7
3,894 members, 118 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: merrystar, thorold, pamelad

Score: 3

8
3,359 members, 74 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: aprille, thorold, pamelad

Score: 3

9
3,237 members, 55 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: aprille, pamelad, thorold

Score: 3

Explanations:

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

10
3,173 members, 55 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

11
2,881 members, 75 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: martensgirl, pamelad, thorold

Score: 3

12
2,352 members, 47 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: merrystar, aprille, pamelad

Score: 3

13
1,527 members, 31 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: aprille, thorold, pamelad

Score: 3

Explanations:

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

14
by Saki
1,302 members, 19 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: aprille, merrystar, thorold

Score: 3

15
882 members, 28 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: pamelad, aprille, thorold

Score: 3

Explanations:

thorold (10): Rye humour

16
604 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

17
323 members, 11 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 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

18
32,658 members, 459 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, pamelad

Score: 2

19
32,238 members, 444 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, pamelad

Score: 2

20
24,350 members, 466 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, pamelad

Score: 2

21
18,530 members, 377 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: thorold, pamelad

Score: 2

22
9,675 members, 160 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, thorold

Score: 2

23
8,242 members, 276 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: thorold, merrystar

Score: 2

24
5,232 members, 137 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")

25
4,272 members, 97 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: thorold, pamelad

Score: 2

26
1,962 members, 30 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: aprille, thorold

Score: 2

27
1,800 members, 85 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: ahef1963, aprille

Score: 2

28
1,138 members, 34 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: pamelad, aprille

Score: 2

29
972 members, 31 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: aprille, pamelad

Score: 2

30
742 members, 8 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: aprille, thorold

Score: 2

31
410 members, 6 reviews
4.45 stars (4.45 stars)

Lists: merrystar, aprille

Score: 2

32
389 members, 12 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: merrystar, aprille

Score: 2

Explanations:

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

34
182 members, 3 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: pamelad, aprille

Score: 2

35
156 members, 5 reviews
3.27 stars (3.27 stars)

Lists: aprille, pamelad

Score: 2

36
64 members, 0 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: merrystar, aprille

Score: 2

37
2,363 members, 109 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: pamelad

Score: 1

38
3,169 members, 35 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: aprille

Thumbs down: thorold

Score: 0

Explanations:

thorold (0): The Butler did it

40
20,356 members, 405 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Thumbs down: merrystar, martensgirl

Score: < 0

Explanations:

merrystar (0): childrens

41
15,944 members, 331 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ahef1963

Thumbs down: merrystar, martensgirl

Score: < 0

Explanations:

merrystar (0): childrens

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Started by: sturlington (November 2013)

Type: Unnumbered

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