Edmond Malone, Shakespearean Scholar: A Literary Biography by Peter MartinEdmond Malone, Shakespearean Scholar: A Literary Biography by Peter Martin

Edmond Malone, Shakespearean Scholar: A Literary Biography

byPeter MartinEditorHoward Erskine-Hill, John Richetti

Paperback | February 17, 2005

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Edmond Malone (1741-1812) was the greatest early editor of Shakespeare's works, the first historian of early English drama, the biographer of Shakespeare, Dryden and Reynolds, and a relentless exposer of literary fraud and forgery. His dedication to discovering the facts of literary history through manuscripts and early editions laid the foundations for the scholar's code and the modern study of literature. Yet he was also a gregarious man, attracting many friends and enemies among his contemporaries. This first modern full-length biography of Edmond Malone illuminates in a unique way both the intensely private world of the scholar and the highly public world of the late eighteenth-century artistic, intellectual and political elite, including Samuel Johnson, Edmund Burke, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Sarah Siddons and James Boswell.
Title:Edmond Malone, Shakespearean Scholar: A Literary BiographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:348 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:February 17, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521619823

ISBN - 13:9780521619820

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Irish beginnings; 2. 'Shakspearomania'; 3. Dr Johnson and the club; 4. Courtship, books, forgeries, and Horace Walpole; 5. Scholarship and strife; 6. 'O Brave We!': helping Boswell with the Tour of the Hebrides; 7. Deep in Shakespeare; 8. Boswell's Life of Johnson; 9. Interruptions and disappointments; 10. The club of Hercules: exposing Shakespeare forgeries; 11. Art and politics: homage to Reynolds and Burke; 12. John Dryden and the closing of the century; 13. Signs of weariness; 14. 'The last of the Shakspearians'; Epilogue: The Malone-Boswell Third Variorum Edition (1821); Appendices; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

..."this book will be referred to often, and checked out of libraries often, as students continue to explore one of the great ages of intellectual history. ...this volume is a fitting tribute to a man who...actually deserves to be remembered...." J. T. Scanlan, Jrnl of English & Germanic Philology