Humorists : From Hogarth to Noel Coward, Paperback Book

Humorists : From Hogarth to Noel Coward Paperback

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"It is Johnson's gift that he can make his subjects human and fallible enough that we would...recognize them instantly, while also illuminating what made them heroes." -Washington Post Book World on Heroes"Johnson is a clear, intelligent, forceful writer, and nothing if not thorough." -Wall Street JournalPaul Johnson, the acclaimed author of Creators, Heroes, and the New York Times bestseller Intellectuals, returns with a captivating collection of biographical portraits of the Western world's greatest wits and humorists.

With chapters dedicated to history's sharpest tongues and most piercing pens, including Benjamin Franklin, Toulouse-Lautrec, G.K.

Chesterton, Damon Runyan, W.C. Fields, the Marx Brothers, and many more, Johnson's Humorists is an exciting compendium of our most enduring comical and satirical innovators.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Humour
  • ISBN: 9780061825927

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