Comedy (Part 1 of 'Guardian 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read')

"Comedy is not humour. You shouldn't expect to be laughing all the way through these novels. Sometimes you will be, but at other times you will be crying. Every comic, it is said, wants to play Hamlet, and many comic novelists — Evelyn Waugh, archetypally — have a serious purpose. The world's hypocrisies and... read more
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Lucky Jim (Jim Dixon)
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Money
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The Information
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The History Man
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No Bed for Bacon
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Illywhacker
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A Season in Sinji
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The Harpole Report
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The Hearing Trumpet
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Mister Johnson
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The Horse's Mouth
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Don Quixote
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The Case of the Gilded Fly
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Just William
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Diary of a Provincial Lady (E M Delafield)
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Slouching Towards Kalamazoo
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The Pickwick Papers
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Martin Chuzzlewit
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Jacques the Fatalist
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Joseph Andrews
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Tom Jones
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