10 best comic works in literature

A list of the top 10 comic works – books you don't want to miss. 

9. "Blithe Spirit," by Noël Coward


Written during the Second World War, this lively and clever farce about death filled London's theaters. The story begins when a writer decides to hold a séance in order to do research for a novel he is writing about a villainous sham psychic. Nothing could have prepared him for who appears – none other than his first wife, who has been dead for six years and is none too pleased that he now has a second wife.  

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