Illustrated Books - The School for Scandal illustrated by Hugh Thomson
  • Illustrated Books - The School for Scandal illustrated by Hugh Thomson
  • Illustrated Books - The School for Scandal illustrated by Hugh Thomson
  • Illustrated Books - The School for Scandal illustrated by Hugh Thomson
  • Illustrated Books - The School for Scandal illustrated by Hugh Thomson
  • Illustrated Books - The School for Scandal illustrated by Hugh Thomson
  • Illustrated Books - The School for Scandal illustrated by Hugh Thomson
  • Illustrated Books - The School for Scandal illustrated by Hugh Thomson
  • Illustrated Books - The School for Scandal illustrated by Hugh Thomson
  • Illustrated Books - The School for Scandal illustrated by Hugh Thomson
  • Illustrated Books - The School for Scandal illustrated by Hugh Thomson
  • Illustrated Books - The School for Scandal illustrated by Hugh Thomson
  • Illustrated Books - The School for Scandal illustrated by Hugh Thomson
  • Illustrated Books - The School for Scandal illustrated by Hugh Thomson

The School for Scandal illustrated by Hugh Thomson

€400.00

THOMSON, Hugh, illustrator; SHERIDAN, Richard.

School for Scandal, The

NY/ London/ Torondo: Hodder & Stoughton, no date [1911].

Quarto (21 x 27.5 cm). 195 pp. Pictorial cloth stamped in red and blue on front panel and red and gold on spine. Illustrated with 25 beautiful tipped-in colour plates on decorative mounts as well as numerous other full page and line black & white illustrations by Hugh Thomson.

Very light foxing on first few leaves and edges, ink inscription on front free endpaper. A fine copy in the original cardboard box with a duplicate of the front panel pasted on top. Box strengthened at corners.

''The School for Scandal is, if not the most original, perhaps the most finished and faultless comedy which we have. When it is acted, you hear people all around you exclaiming, "Surely it is impossible for anything to be cleverer." The scene in which Charles sells all the old family pictures but his uncle's, who is the purchaser in disguise, and that of the discovery of Lady Teazle when the screen falls, are among the happiest and most highly wrought that comedy, in its wide and brilliant range, can boast. Besides the wit and ingenuity of this play, there is a genial spirit of frankness and generosity about it, that relieves the heart as well as clears the lungs. It professes a faith in the natural goodness as well as habitual depravity of human nature.''

(Hazlitt, William, 1876. Lectures on the English Poets, and the English Comic Writers. London: George Bell and Sons. p. 227)

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