The Dramatic Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
The Dramatic Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan
The Dramatic Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The Dramatic Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan

New York: Dodd, Mead, and Co, 1883. Limited Edition. Octavo. Item #022618

In three unopened volumes. Limited to 340 copies(30 on Japan paper and 318 on Holland paper). The present set is #189. Each with an engraved frontispiece. Though best remembered as the author of brilliant comedies of manners, Sheridan was also a significant politician and orator. His genius both as dramatist and politician lay in humorous criticism and the ability to size up situations and relate them effectively. These gifts were often exercised in the House of Commons on other men's speeches and at Drury Lane Theatre in the revision of other men's plays. They are seen at their best in The School for Scandal, in which he shaped a plot and dialogue of unusual brilliance from two mediocre draft plays of his own. [Britannica) Bound in original blue gray paper covered boards, paper spine labeled lettered in black, dark blue coated endpapers, some overall toning, wear to corners and spine ends, internally fresh.

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