In the first in his 'trilogy of five', Douglas Adams introduces us Earthbound readers to Zaphod Beeblebrox, the Babel fish, Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters and Marvin the Paranoid Android.
Laugh your socks off with a comic novel or a collection of humorous anecdotes. The Folio Society publishes classic comedy books from a range of hilarious authors, making perfect gifts for those who love to laugh. Folio books include beautiful original illustrations and come with specially designed hardback covers. See below for the full list of Folio Humour books.
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’.
With only two genuine dates, this irreverent romp is history as every schoolboy would wish it – hilarious and memorable.
Ever since Chaucer's day, when the host of the Tabard Inn in Southwark rose to welcome the Canterbury Pilgrims with a joke, the After Dinner Speech, designed, if possible, to reduce the assembled company to helpless merriment, has presented the ultimate challenge.
In this edition the full Molesworth tetralogy is gathered together along with Ronald Searle’s witty and wicked cartoons. Now back by popular demand, it also includes an introduction by poet Wendy Cope.
A hilarious novel from the master of satire and irony. Factory manager Hank finds himself transported to legendary Camelot, but soon discovers that King Arthur's court isn't quite as chivalrous as he thought. Illustrated by David Hughes.
Ambrose 'Bitter' Bierce was immortalised by The Devil's Dictionary. His series of satirical definitions and irreverent aphorisms first appeared from 1881 to 1886 in the columns of a provincial newspaper, impaling the sacred cows of civilised life - and much else besides - upon the spikes of his own mordant wit.
A gloriously biting and witty story of an aristocratic family in decline. With their country seat falling apart, servants revolting and the bills mounting, all the St Charles family will soon have left to rely on are their impeccable manners.