Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



Published: 20 December 2012

168 Pages | 15 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780199601714

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Request Inspection Copy

Bookseller Code (TE)

Comedy: A Very Short Introduction

Matthew Bevis

Very Short Introductions

  • Explores many different forms of comedy from the Greeks to the present
  • Takes examples from both high and low culture, and from several different literatures and languages
  • Develops a comparitive approach which allows comic theory and practice to shed new light upon one another
  • Offers both close readings and broad overviews of comic styles, tropes and impulses
  • Written in a witty and engaging style
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over five million copies sold worldwide