Más libros. Esta vez, para sonreír… La lista es muy mejorable, estamos de acuerdo. La ampliaremos con otras obras del mediterráneo. (Vía Mercator)
Comedy and satire
Gulliver’s Travels, by Jonathan Swift (1726)
Bizarre, imaginative, insightful, entertaining: Lemuel Gulliver finds all sort of worlds in his voyages.
The Vicar of Wakefield, by Oliver Goldsmith (1766)
A gentle comedy about an Anglican priest and his six children who falls on hard times. One of the most popular of 18th century novels — perhaps because it was short.
Penrod, by Booth Tarkington (1914)
The delightful misadventures of Penrod Schofield, an 11-year-old boy growing up in the pre-World War I Midwest.
Short Stories, by Saki (1930)
Malicious, cynical and supremely entertaining tales from Edwardian England.
Scoop, by Evelyn Waugh (1938)
Everything you need to know about how journalists think. Side-splitting and gloriously written.
The Code of the Woosters, by P.G. Wodehouse (1938)
Hilarious and fluffy, like all of Wodehouse’s novels, this features his best-known characters, the feckless Bertie Wooster and his resourceful valet Jeeves.
A Good Man is Hard to Find, by Flannery O’Connor (1955)
Gothic short stories about characters of surpassing strangeness in the American South.