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Great American Humor by John Irving

Great American Humor

16 Complete Stories

by John Irving

Title Details

Unabridged Edition
Running Time
4 Hrs. 20 Min.


Nostalgic wit. Sardonic narratives. Slapstick. Satire. All the classic humor is included in this 4-cassette anthology plus Roy Blount?s introduction, "What?s So Humorous?" and "Who?s the Funniest American Writer?"

Cassette 1 is The Roots of American Humor and includes: Mark Twain: "The Jumping Frog", "Our Italian Guide", "and "European Diet"; Ellis Parker Butler: "Pigs is Pigs" and O.Henry: "The Ransom of Red Chief".

Cassette 2 is A New York Style of Humor and includes: Franklin Pierce Adams: "A Pair of Sexes"; Anita Loos: "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", Dorothy Parker: "Too Bad"; and Robert Benchley: "The Social Life of the Newt" and "In this Corner --".

Cassette 3 is All American Humor, including: Jean Kerr: "Please Don?t Eat the Daisies" and Toujours Tristess"; Clarence Day: "The Noblest Instrument" from Life with Father; Ring Lardner: "Alibi Ike" and E.L. Thayer: "Casey at the Bat".

Cassette 4 is John Irving?s complete story from The World According to Garp, "The Pension Grillparzer".

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