||Introduction -- The transformation of the publishing industry and the alliance of a pioneer printer and a pioneer publisher -- Charles Knight and the making of the pictorial edition of the works of Shakespeare -- Robert Tyas and the making of the works of Shakespeare revised from the best authorities -- George Routledge and the making of the plays of Shakespeare -- John Cassell and the making of the plays of Shakespeare ("Cassell's illustrated -- Shakespeare") -- John Dicks and the making of Dicks' complete edition of Shakespeare's works -- Afterword.
||"Thanks to this transformation of the publishing industry, an edition of Shakespeare would no longer be a prized cultural treasure and status symbol restricted to the upper and middle classes. Instead Shakespeare's works could now enter the most modest of dwellings." -- !c From introduction.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-225) and index.|
|Genre/form||Criticism, interpretation, etc.|
|ISBN||9781584563594 hardcover alkaline paper|
|ISBN||1584563591 hardcover alkaline paper|