Another laughter-filled classic, roughly as old as Hitchiker's Guide but good enough to be called a classic, is The Princess Bride by the fictional S. Morgenstern, a.k.a. William Goldman. As good as the movie is, the book is even better. Yes, that's cliche, but in the case of The Princess Bride, it's actually saying something.
But my all-time favorite, perhaps because I read it most recently, is Don Quixote by Cervantes.
My poor children weren't sure what to do with me. I finally had to read it in seclusion to hide the tears streaming down my face and wheezy laughter escaping between each drag for breath.
Cervantes masterpiece is more than 400 years old, and it still resonates with its readers. Oh to dream so high!
I dream to write so powerfully.
Have a great week.