April Fool's Day - All Fool's Day
The origin of April Fool's Day (or All Fool's Day) is uncertain, but it's great fun to participate in practical joking on the first day of April. Discover all that is humorous and foolish in literature. Read on.
Literature is filled with fools and tricksters. Down through literary history, the fools have provided comic relief. Think of Shakespeare's Falstaff, Rabelais' Gargantua and Pantagruel, and Singer's Gimpel. Read more about the fools and jesters in literature.
Mark Twain is known for his wit and humor. His wit, humor, and wisdom helped his lectures to be well received; and these characteristics have continued to make Mark Twain a widely beloved writer after all these years. Find books related to the wit and humor of Mark Twain.
Literature is full of funny and laughable bits and pieces. Humor is synonymous with wit and satire. Mark Twain is famous for his wit and humor in his books and stories. Read more of the humor in literature.
Read "Confessions of a Humorist," by O. Henry.
Lots of funny stuff happens in Jane Austen's novels. The interplay of dating, romance, lost love, and marriage makes for fascinating reading--whether you're an avid Austen fan or a Austen newbie. Read on.
Read "On the Possession of a Sense of Humor."