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Image A Midsummer Nights Dream 1908

William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, illustrated by Arthur Rackham, 1908. (London: William Heinemann, 1908) Rackham (1867-1939) is widely considered one of the finest book illustrators. Renowned for his depiction ...




Image Correspondence of Mary Cowden Clarke 1874

Correspondence of Mary Cowden Clarke: three letters, dated 14 August, 19 September and 2 October 1874, from Mary Cowden Clarke to Matthew Mason, printer and publisher, concerning revisions to be ...




Image Correspondence with John Gielgud 1969

Correspondence with John Gielgud: letter from Sir John Gielgud to Professor Yoshio Arai, dated 4 November 1969, in which Gielgud discusses his role as Leontes in Peter Brook's 1950 production ...




Image Elizabeth Robinson Montagu Essay 1769

An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespear compared with the Greek and French Dramatic Poets with some remarks upon the misrepresentations of Monf. De Voltaire by Mrs Elizabeth ...




Image The Life Everlasting 1911

Manuscript for novel The Life Everlasting by Marie Corelli (first published in 1911). Marie Corelli was the best selling novelist of her day. Her romance novels sold more copies than ...