Notes on the Bacon-Shakespeare Question

By: Allen, Charles

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306 pages; Clean and secure in original blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine; wear at head of spine, cloth split at top edge of spine repaired. "To this discussion Judge Allen's “Notes on the Bacon-Shakespeare Question ” is not only a contribution of the very highest value, but there is good reason to believe that it is decisive; it really leaves no rational ground on which the advocates of the Baconian theory can rest their case. It is a conclusive demonstration that the Shakespearean plays were not written by Bacon; and it probably marks the end of one of the most irrational and fantastical speculations in the whole history of literature. So far as we remember, no man or woman of genuine literary feeling or literary insight has ever taken the Baconian position; its advocates have often been men and women of ability, but they have been, as a rule, conspicuously lacking in the literary sense. To one possessing the literary sense a comparison of the poetry of Shakespeare with the verse of Bacon, or the prose ofS' died in 1616, and in* Notes on the Bacon-Shakespeare Question. By Charles-Allen. Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Boston.Shakespeare with the prose of Bacon, would have settled the question: Bacon could have written neither Shakespeare's verse nor his prose. Judge Allen traverses the whole field with the utmost lucidity, orderliness, and sanity. He declares at the outset that, as the result of investigation and study dur ing the last few years, a greater mass of detail in regard to Shakespeare has been collected than is accessible in the case of any other contemporary professional writer." [from a contemporary review in New Outlook, Vol. 65]

Title: Notes on the Bacon-Shakespeare Question

Author Name: Allen, Charles

Categories: Esoterica, Linguistics, Literature,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1900

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good-

Seller ID: 41981

Keywords: Shakespeare Studies William Shakespeare Esoterica Bacon Controversy Skakepeare - Bacon Controversy Sir Francis Bacon