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Comic Mode in English Literature
Comic Mode in English Literature
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Author(s): Roston, Murray
ISBN No.: 9781441132482
Pages: 288
Year: 201110
Format: E-Book
Price: £16.66
Dispatch delay: Dispatched between 7 to 15 days
Status: Available (Active record)

From Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales to Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary, this is a comprehensive guide to comedy in the English literary canon. Beginning with a critical exploration of historical and philosophical theories of humour, the book then supplies close-readings of a wide range of major texts, authors and genres from the Medieval period to the present. The Comic Mode in English Literature examines such texts as: "Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream" Pope's The Rape of the Lock Austen's Emma "Dickens" The Pickwick Papers Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest Amis's Lucky Jim Covering poetry, prose and drama, this comprehensive guide will be essential reading for students of comic writing, literary history and genre.


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