Critical Responses to Hamlet, 1600-1900: 1790-1838
AMS Press, 1996 - Literary Criticism - 260 pages
A collection of critical essays on Hamlet between 1790 and 1838. The aim is to feature the major critics of the day, and to give a selection of the lesser commentators who sometimes represent more typically the attitudes of their time.
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T Robertson On the Character of Hamlet 1790
W Whiter from A Commentary on Shakespeare 1794
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