A professor emeritus of English at UBC, Bevis is the author of The Road to Egdon Heath: The Aesthetics Of The Great In Nature. The book is a study of modern day nature expeditions and their roots in late Renaissance science and natural philosophy.
The Road to Egdon Heath: The Aesthetics Of The Great In Nature (McGill-Queen’s Press, 1999)
English Drama: Restoration and Eighteenth Century, 1660-1789 (Longman, 1988)
The Laughing Tradition: Stage Comedy in Garrick's Day (University of Georgia Press, 1980)
Eighteenth century drama: afterpieces (Oxford Press)
Bibliotheca cisorientalia; an annotated checklist of early English travel books on the Near and Middle East (G. K. Hall)