Captain Yossarian is a rebel with a cause: to avoid flying the bombing missions over Italy and France that sooner or later will almost certainly result in his own death.
Laugh your socks off with a comic novel. The Folio Society publishes a collection of classic comedy fiction books and stories from a range of hilarious authors, whose characters have kept us laughing through the ages. Folio books include beautiful original illustrations and come with specially designed hardback covers. See below for the full list of Folio Comic Fiction books.
Douglas Adams brilliantly combines science fiction with the finest tradition of English humour. In this, the first of his ‘trilogy of five’, he introduces Earthbound readers to Zaphod Beeblebrox, Marvin the Paranoid Android, Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters, the Babel fish and the stolen Heart of Gold starship.
A romp through life at a provincial English university. Often lauded as one of the funniest books of the 20th century, the story follows the travails of the eponymous hero, an accident-prone history lecturer at odds with the world around him.
Douglas Adams’s work has been compared to that of Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Stoppard and even Jonathan Swift. In his introduction, science-fiction writer Adam Roberts describes this novel as ‘that rare thing: a sequel that surpasses its original’.