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1955

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2001

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Book Cover, Shakespearean Tragedy by A. C. Bradley

This is a Book cover. It was graphic design by Alvin Lustig. It is dated 1955 and we acquired it in 2001. Its medium is lithograph on glossy paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Susan Lustig Peck.

  • Book Cover, The Longest Journey
  • offset lithograph in blue and black ink on off-white shiny wove paper.
  • Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff.
  • 1993-31-165-2

Its dimensions are

21.6 x 26.7 cm (8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. )

It is signed

Signature printed vertically, lower right: lustig.

It is inscribed

Printed in white ink, front cover upper center: A.C. BRADLEY; center: Hamlet Othello King Lear Macbeth; lower center: MERIDIAN BOOKS published by the Noonday Press/Sewn-bound for durability M 20 $1.35. Printed in red ink, front cover center: SHAKESPEAREAN TRAGEDY. Printed vertically in white ink, side cover: SHAKESPEAREAN TRAGEDY A.C. BRADLEY MERIDIAN BOOKS; printed horizontally in white ink M 20. Printed in red ink, back cover center: SHAKESPEAREAN TRAGEDY/ by A.C. BRADLEY. Printed in black ink, back cover: Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth/Bradley's Shakespearean Tragedy has remained for/half a century the most influential discussion/of Shakespeare's plays. Not only are these lectures/significant for the light they throw upon/the four great tragedies, but they are a work of art in/ themselves. They represent the full flowering of/Shakespearean criticism from the point of view of/character, and when they were issued men dispaired/of "going beyond Bradley." These lectures have remained/unsurpassed in this type of criticism, and/newer critics have been forced to seek newer ap-/proaches. Bradley still remains, along with Coleridge/and Lamb, one of the indispensables for an under-/standing of Shakespeare and of criticism in general./"A great achievement." THE TIMES/"Far above an modern Shakespearean criticism/we know." THE SPECTATOR/All Meridian Books are Smyth-Bound for Durability.

Cite this object as

Book Cover, Shakespearean Tragedy by A. C. Bradley; Graphic design by Alvin Lustig (American, 1915–1955); USA; lithograph on glossy paper; 21.6 x 26.7 cm (8 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. ); Gift of Susan Lustig Peck; 2001-29-15

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