Nineteenth Century Plays, 1953 Edited George Rowell
Nineteenth Century Plays, 1953, was edited with an Introduction by George Rowell in the World's Classic series and, being very popular, was reprinted at least four times. And the prices vary considerably. This blue hardback book is the 1968 edition.
The ten plays selected provide a great picture of 19th century English drama. Tom Taylor's Ticket-of-Leave Man with Hawkshaw the detective and villain James Dalton ("Curse you, Jack Dalton!") was extremely popular.
- Black-Ey'd Susan, Douglas Jerrold
- Money, Edward Bulwer-Lytton
- M___s and Faces, Tom Taylor and Charles Reade
- The Colleen Bawn, Dion Boucicault
- Lady Audley's Secret, C. H. Hazelwood
- The Ticket-of-Leave Man, Tom Taylor
- Caste, T. W. Robertson
- Two Roses, James Albery
- The Bells, Leopold Lewis
- A Pair of Spectacles, Sidney Grundy
The hardback copy is in good firm condition, strong binding, no tears and a scuff-free exterior, thanks to a slightly ragged dust jacket. The book, however, has three plays that are well underlined: Black-Ey'd Susan, Lady Audley's Lover and The Ticket-of-Leave Man.
The book measures 3 3/4 inches by 6 inches by 7/8 inch. It has 567 pages.