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.
by Greg Nagan. Simon & Schuster. At first glance, you're sure to see that the book is a parody of all that we hold dear in literature. On the cover, Garrison Keillor says: "Funny and well-done... America wants comedy that is both gentle and weird, and these are qualities Mr. Nagan possesses."
2. Sense and Nonsensibilityby Lawrence Douglas and Alexander George. Simon & Schuster. From the publisher: "At last, the thinking person's take on the life of the mind in today's increasingly mindless age. 'Sense and Nonsensibility' pokes fun at everyone from spoof-proof scholars to pompous professors; from anal-retentive authors to plagiarizing poets; from snake-oil therapists to bestselling illiterati."
3. Pride and Promiscuity: The Lost Sex Scenes of Jane Austenby Arielle Eckstut, and Dennis Ashton. Simon & Schuster. Here are the lost sex scenes from Jane Austen's novels, offered for the first time. Discover what really happened.
by Don Florence. University of Missouri Press. From the publisher: "Florence argues that the preoccupation with illusion and fantasy is scarcely new. Whether Twain's mood is exuberant or dark, he emphasizes subjectivity over objectivity, the dominance of fantasy, the creative powers of humor, and his ability as persona to determine what we consider 'reality.' Florence contends that Twain's early writings show Mark Twain gradually evolving into a masterfully comic persona."
Audio Partners Publishing. From the publisher: "From the nostalgic wit of Mark Twain to the sardonic narratives of Dorothy Parker, classic humor never goes out of style. This collection includes some of America's best-known humorous short stories, spanning over 100 years of wise cracks, slapstick and satire."