First Edition of Mark Twain's Is Shakespeare Dead?; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket

  • Is Shakespeare Dead?
  • Is Shakespeare Dead?
  • Is Shakespeare Dead?
  • Is Shakespeare Dead?

Is Shakespeare Dead?

$1,250.00

Item Number: 65009

New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1909.

First edition of this Twain work regarding the Shakespeare-Bacon controversy. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with two frontispiece plates statues of Shakespeare and Bacon. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket which shows some light wear and tear.

Is Shakespeare Dead? is a short, semi-autobiographical work by American humorist Mark Twain. It explores the controversy over the authorship of the Shakespearean literary canon via satire, anecdote, and extensive quotation of contemporary authors on the subject.

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