Published by Oxford University Press, Oxford 1982
Condition Very Good
In 1850, John Payne Collier was among the foremost scholars of his generation: a man of prodigious learning, the pre-eminent editor of Shakespeare, the author of over forty books of critical commentary and literary history. Ten years later, Collier was the object of universal contempt and execration. At the summit of his career, he was accused of outrageous crimes of forgery and theft.