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The Full Text of 198 Books

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Humor and Comedy
The Full Text of 198 Books
Compiled by Richard Seltzer
B&R Samizdat Express - January 31, 2003
ISBN: 0-931968-19-4
Genre: Humor, Fiction

Reviewed by Rochelle Caviness - March 4, 2003

Please note: As of 7/1/2005, this CD now contains 482 books.

There are few things necessary for life, such as air, food, heat, water, and shelter. While such necessities may make life possible, the quality of such an existence may be bleak - at best. However, even the most dismal of situations can be enliven by one simple element - humor. The ability to laugh has an energizing quality that can enable man to persevere in the harshest of circumstances and against untold odds.

In Richard Selzter's new compilation, Humor and Comedy, you will find enough material to get you through your darkest days, foulest moods, and the propherbial tough humps. Containing the full text of 198 books, this CD will also help to make a good day better. Additionally, these books provide a wealth of insights and theory into the nature and scope of humor and comedy.

The works contained in this collection run the gamut from classic narrations, such as Cupid and Psyche by Apuleius to more modern endeavors such as Oscar Wilde's, The Importance of Being Earnest. This is not a collection of jokes or stand-up comedy routines, rather it is an urbane collection that representing a cross-section of humor and comedy found in Western Literature. Due to copyright restrictions, most of the works in this collection were originally published before 1923's.

This collection exemplifies not only the depth of humor and comedy to be found in western literature, but is also provides readers with access to a wide body of literary works that make extensive use of humor or comedic elements.

A sampling of works included in this collection include: In addition to containing an entire 'humor' library on one CD, this collection is enhanced by the inclusion of two reading programs, ReadPlease and READIT. ReadPlease is a screen reading program that 'reads' the books texts aloud. Readit is a DOS program that helps blind and visually impaired individuals access plain text documents. All the books contained on this CD are offered in plain text formats, and they are all accessible with traditional screen reading and magnification programs. System Requirements

Windows PC
A web browser such as Explorer or Netscape, or a word processing program such as Word or WordPerfect.

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