"Dazzlingly effective....This is one of the year's most important books--required reading not only for Shakespeareans, but for anyone who wants to explore the culturally specific interface between editorial presentation of texts and reader expectations from them."--Studies in English Literature
"We have de Grazia's wise and compelling book to show us a contradictory picture of our age and its puzzlement about post-modern textual studies."--Renaissance Quarterly
"Offers us a great deal of freshly considered information about the publishing history of Shakespeare and about legal changes in the concept of intellectual property between Shakespeare's day and Malone's, enlivened by snatches of very close reading indeed."--Times Literary Supplement
"Provides a stimulating survey of the development of eighteenth-century editing and Shakespearian scholarship....The book is the product of an acute, well-informed intelligence and deserves reading by anyone interested in the cultural production of "Shakespeare." "--Review
About the Author
Margreta de Grazia is at University of Pennsylvania.