English Humour For Beginners (ebook)

English Humour For Beginners (ebook)

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George Mikes
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If you want to succeed here you must be able to handle the English sense of humour.So proclaims George Mikes' timeless exploration of this curious phenomenon. Whether it's understatement, self-deprecation or plain cruelty, the three elements he identifies as essential to our sense of humour, being witty here is a way of life. Perfectly placed as an adopted Englishman himself, Mikes delivers his shrewd advice - helpfully divided into 'Theory' and 'Practice' - with a comic precision that does his chosen country proud. Drawing on a trove of examples from our rich comic canon, from Orwell ("Every joke is a tiny revolution") to Oscar Wilde, this is the essential handbook for natives and foreigners alike. Mrs Kennedy: "I don't think, Mr Churchill, that I have told you anything about my grandchildren."Winston Churchill: "For which, madam, I am infinitely grateful.".


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ISBN:
9780241978559
Editorial:
OVOLO
Formato:
EPub con DRM
Idioma:
Inglés
Género:
Novela - Narrativa
Subgénero:
Novela de humor
Prelectura del libro:
English Humour For Beginners (ebook)

Referencia:

0241978559 |

EAN:

9780241978559

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