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Author Roston, Murray.
Title The comic mode in English literature : from the Middle Ages to today / Murray Roston.
Published London ; New York : Continuum, c2011.
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 Floor4  PR149.C65 R67 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description viii, 278 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-274) and index.
Summary 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.
Subject English literature -- History and criticism.
Comic, The.
Comedy -- History and criticism.
ISBN 1441195882 (hbk.)
9781441195883 (hbk.)
9781441112316 (pbk.)
1441112316 (pbk.)
9781441132482 (PDF ebook)
1441132481 (PDF ebook)
9781441109903 (ePub ebook)
1441109900 (ePub ebook)
OCLC number 751733148