316 страниц. 1987 год. Penguin Books Ltd. A hugely entertaining treasury of wit salted with wisdom by the funniest writers of our time. From Anon and Woody Allen ('Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber at weekends'), Miss Piggy and Dorothy Parker, to Mae West ('To err is human, but it feels divine'), Morecambe and Wise and P. G. Wodehouse, the last hundred years offer a rich banquet of humour. Even Belgium, Golf and Inflation have inspired witty remarks, while topics like Eating and Drink, Politicians and Poets, Animals and Americans, Sex, Drugs and Rock'n'Roll have all produced countless gems. Fred Metcalf's clearly cross-referenced anthology, the first of its kind since 1949, provides a superb selection — ideal for after-dinner speakers, would-be wags ('Next to being witty yourself, the best thing is to quote another's wit') and anyone in search of hours of amusement.