Dramatic Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, n.d. With Introduction and Notes by Jospeh Knight
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Dramatic Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan with Introduction and Notes by Joseph Knight

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Dramatic Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, n.d., with Introduction and Notes by Joseph Knight, is number 79 in the series of World's Classics published by Oxford University Press between 1906 and 1926. 

At the end of the 18th century Sheridan was England's most successful dramatist, also a prominent Parliamentary orator, a member of the famed Literary Club, a brilliant conversationalist ever in the public eye.

  • This collectible antiquarian hardcover book includes Sheridan's seven plays with Notes and commentary:
    • The Rivals St. Patrick's Day; or, The Scheming Lieutenant
    • The Duenna
    • The School for Scandal
    • The Critic; or, A Tragedy Rehearsed
    • A Trip to Scarborough
    • Pizarro: A Tragedy

This small book is fair to good antique / vintage condition. The binding shows minor weakness between the front flyleaf and the title page and the hardback shows shelf wear and light stains on the back. There is handwriting of an intriguing nature on the flyleaf; there are also some markings on pages of The Rivals but in no other place. There are no tears; but there is noticeable age related browning of pages throughout, normal discoloration for this type of publication at its 100+/- years of age.

Measuring 3 1/2 by 6 inches, it is a "pocket" edition, its size making it available for popular reading of its day.

  • It is 494 pages long and includes under the Notes:
    • Principal Dates in the Life of Sheridan
    • Verses to the Memory of Garrick
    • Two Appendices:
      • Appendix I - The Hon. Richard Fitzpatrick, 'The Bath Picture," Etc. (Page 284).
      • Appendix II - The Stranger (Page 293).

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