English Humour Originally published in 1929 as part of the English Heritage Series, this is a fascinating book charting the progression of English humour - from great writers to great illustrators. Priestley, the great English novelist, analyzes different the facets of English humor from Chaucer, Chesterton, Shakespeare, Gilbert, et al. in this scholarly, entertaining book. Chapters: The English Character, Clowns and Comedians, Comic Art, A Gallop and A Gossip, Three Novelists, Charles Lamb, Dickens, Shakespeare. Author: ...