The Comic Spirit 1965 by Bernard N Shilling
The Comic Spirit: Boccaccio to Thomas Mann, 1965, this collection of 9 essays by Bernard N. Shilling considers Humanism, Discernment and Tolerance in the comic writings of Giovanni Boccaccio, Henry Fielding, Charles Dickens, Israel Zangwill and Thomas Mann.
This collectible vintage book from the mid 1960s is increasingly hard to find available online and will soon become rare indeed.
Offering a new view of Boccaccio's Fat Abbot, Fielding's Lady Booby or Dickens' Mr. Micawber, this paperback book is in very good condition, with some age-related browning on the pages but strong binding throughout. There are no marks or tears and very slight if any shelf wear. Very firm to handle.
The book measures 5 1/4 inch by 8 inches by 1/2 inch and 238 pages.