Sheridan, R. B.
Title The School for Scandal: A Comedy
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition Limited Edition
Size 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Publisher Oxford, England Oxford/Limited Editions Club 1934
Illustrator Sussan, Rene Ben
Seller ID 000297
Introduction by Carl Van Doren and Hand-Coloured Etchings by Rene Ben Sussan. Published by Oxford University Press and printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club. One of fifteen hundred copies, this being number 996 and signed by Ben Sussan. Oversize hard cover in original slip case. Paper wrapped boards with paste-down title block to front cover. Paper is splitting and fraying at head/tail of spine. Tanning in end papers. Prev. owner's name at top of front free end paper. Beautiful hand-made paper pages are clean and tightly bound. Some ghosting to verso pages of illustrations. Shelf worn slip case is darkened. Worn through at corners and shelf edges with some splitting at extremities. Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School for Scandal is a comedy of manners, a play satirizing the behavior and customs of upper classes through witty dialogue and an intricate plot with comic situations that expose characters' shortcomings. In The play, the author mainly satirizes malicious gossip and hypocrisy in the fashionable society of London in the 1770s. It was first performed in London on May 8, 1777, in Drury Lane Theatre.
DRAMA COMEDY LITERATURE FARCE MANNERS Literature