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Read online English Humour.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC English Humour From The Dust Jacket English Humour is a peculiar national characteristic very different from Gallic wit the American wisecrack or the Jewish joke Not surprisingly it is often a cause of mystification in people of other nations In this scholarly yet entertaining book a great English novelist himself the creator of some notable comic characters in fiction and drama analyses English humour as expressed in the writings of poets from Chaucer to Chesterton dramatists from Shakespeare to W S Gilbert and novelists from Fielding and Sterne to Wodehouse and Evelyn Waugh The is a special chapter on feminine humour and another on clowns and comedians The book concludes with a forty eight page gallery of English comic art with percipient comments by the autho by J.B. Priestley

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In JB Priestley published an account of his journey through England from Southampton to the Black Country to the North East and Newcastle to Lincoln Norfolk and Norwich In capturing and describing an English landscape and people hitherto unconsidered he influenced thinking and attitudes and helped formulate a public consensus for change that led to the formation of the welfare state i English Journey i expresses Priestley s deep love of his native country and teaches us much about the human condition and the nature of Englishness A fully illustrated special anniversary edition was published by William Heinemann in and in came the Folio edition which was a version of the edition with minor emendations It contains many evocative photographs and an introduction by Margaret Drabble, A respectable household is shocked when a strange police inspector visits them shortly after dinner and proceeds to unravel their prejudices and lies Through this almost surreal murder mystery Priestley interweaves social comment with a gripping story that twists and turns every few pages br True to the original vision of the author and featuring beautiful engaging artwork the book features the entire play unabridged in the original British English as well as an illustrated Character List Dramatis Personae pages of story artwork and support material that details the life and work of J B Priestley all beautifully presented in colour An alternative text edition with simplified US dialogue is available in paperback enabling differentiation in the classroom, What do they call this street Angel Pavement isn t it That s a dam queer name for a street though I ve known queerer names in my time Golspie br Tucked away in the City of London lies a dingy almost forgotten side street known as Angel Pavement Here can be found the headquarters of Twigg amp Dersingham suppliers of veneers and inlays to the furniture trade Business is slow and the staff struggle against a tide of growing competition rising prices and recession Into their midst descends the mysterious and charming Mr Golspie and the promise of a brighter future Be sure life will never be the same again for all those concerned with the firm the likes of Herbert Norman Smeeth the cashier Harold Turgis the clerk Lilian Matfield the secretary typist and the boss Howard Bromport Dersingham br Angel Pavement is one of the great London novels a vivid evocation of the sprawling and crowded metropolis during the era of the painful Depression of the inter war years It is also a splendidly perceptive examination of what happens to a small group of office staff when the destructive force of a rapacious financial predator is unleashed among them br This is J B Priestley at his best indeed most critics agree that Angel Pavement was his finest novel with only Bright Day a near contender It arrived just after the huge success of The Good Companions and though it is darker than the delightful earlier novel it proved just as popular and probably more significant br Great Northern Books of Ilkley have been bringing out new editions of a number of Priestley s works and that Angel Pavement was the choice in proved a source of pleasure to all Priestley fans and hopefully the availability of the novel once again will help new readers discover the unique style and magic of Priestley, J B Priestley was especially fond of this novel of his I am not one for favourites he wrote in the introduction to the Everyman edition and I have always been irritated by questions about my favourite this that and the other But if I have a favourite among my novels it is Bright Day which I wrote towards the end of the war br The novel was written towards the end of World War II JBP disclaimed any autobiographical roots in the work but it is nontheless resonent with his early youth and coincided with JBP s recoil from the commercial film world Bright Day was the only serious novel that he wrote in the first person br Gregory Dawson the novel s hero is a middle aged film script writer who goes off to Cornwall to complete a script At his hotel he spots Lord and Lady Harndean and realizes that they are the Malcolm and Eleanor Nixey he knew when he worked as a clerk in a Bruddersford wool firm They represent the beginning of the break up of the bright day which had preceded the year and thus the story starts to unfold br Vincent Brome one of JBP s biographers wrote Bright Day is one of Priestley s two most important and successful novels The other is Angel Pavement