Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 May 2010

368 Pages | c. 14 black and white


ISBN: 9780199548828

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The Oxford Book of Parodies

Edited by John Gross

  • A hugely entertaining anthology encompassing light skits, boisterous send-ups, and savage lampoons, ranging from the broadly comic to the subtle and erudite, from popular nursery rhymes to literary classics.
  • Compiled by the foremost anthologist John Gross, editor of many acclaimed collections, whose New Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes was called 'splendid', 'enlightening and hugely enjoyable', and 'delightful' by reviewers.
  • An eclectic mix of well-known names and new discoveries, parodying material from Chaucer to the present day, as well as other artistic spheres such as the theatre, the art world, and film.
  • John Gross's Introduction and occasional commentary discusses the parodic art and enlivens and contextualizes individual entries.
  • Includes half-a-dozen parody-related illustrations.