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The Comic Mode in English Literature: From the Middle Ages to Today

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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.

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Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 29th 2011 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published October 20th 2011)
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Aug 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Reading all about comedy and the abundant examples of it in Medieval to Modern literature was such good/pleasurable reading.

Models for: The Country Wife, Tristram Shandy, Oscar Wilde, and George Bernard Shaw

Postscript: The perfect binding for the paperback edition was a mistake, the entire middle section of the book in the course of reading this brand new book completely fell apart.
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