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Shakespeare Papers: Pictures Grave and Gay

William Maginn

Published by Cambridge University Press
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Title: Shakespeare Papers: Pictures Grave and Gay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Book Type: Paperback

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Paperback. 380 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 5.8in. x 1.1in.The writings in this collection first appeared in Bentleys Miscellany, the well-known nineteenth-century journal whose first editor was Charles Dickens. Their author, William Maginn, was widely acknowledged as one of the most eccentric and brilliant periodical writers of his time. This volume, consisting of two parts, was put together by his friends and well-wishers after his death in 1842. The first part, The Shakespeare Papers, features eight essays that display Maginns brilliantly tangential and often counter-intuitive approach to Shakespearean characters and includes his views on Falstaff, Jacques, Romeo, Bottom, Lady Macbeth, Timon of Athens, Polonius and Iago. The second part, Pictures Grave and Gay, consists of four short stories peopled with eccentric characters and brimming with Maginns odd wit. The spectrum of writing contained in this volume gives the reader a rich harvest of literary nuggets that is both historical and timeless. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781108000246

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Synopsis: The writings in this collection first appeared in Bentley's Miscellany, the well-known nineteenth-century journal whose first editor was Charles Dickens. Their author, William Maginn, was widely acknowledged as one of the most eccentric and brilliant periodical writers of his time. This volume, consisting of two parts, was put together by his friends and well-wishers after his death in 1842. The first part, The Shakespeare Papers, features eight essays that display Maginn's brilliantly tangential and often counter-intuitive approach to Shakespearean characters and includes his views on Falstaff, Jacques, Romeo, Bottom, Lady Macbeth, Timon of Athens, Polonius and Iago. The second part, Pictures Grave and Gay, consists of four short stories peopled with eccentric characters and brimming with Maginn's odd wit. The spectrum of writing contained in this volume gives the reader a rich harvest of literary nuggets that is both historical and timeless.

Book Description: This selection of literary nuggets by William Maginn, the brilliant and eccentric nineteenth-century English essayist, consists of two parts. The Shakespeare Papers express his sometimes unconventional opinions on eight of Shakespeare's major characters. Pictures Grave and Gay features four lighthearted short stories brimming with Maginn's odd wit.

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