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Sheridan's Comedies : The Rivals and the School for Scandal / edited with an introduction and notes to each play and a biographical sketch of Sheridan by Brander Matthews ; with illustrations by E. A. Abbey, Fred. Barnard, R. Blum, C. S. Reinhart, etc.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London: Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly, 1885

Physical Description

333 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

General Note

"To Austin Dobson, a poet with the gift of comedy, this edition of Sheridan's plays is inscribed by his friend the editor." (p,[3]).


Biographical sketch of Richard Brinsley Sheridan / Brander Matthews -- The Rivals. -- Introduction -- Author’s preface -- Dramatis personae -- First prologue: by the author -- Second prologue: by the author -- The Rivals: a comedy -- Epilogue: by the author -- The School for Scandal. Introduction -- Dramatis personae -- A portrait: addressed to Mrs. Crewe. By R. B. Sheridan, Esq. -- The School for Scandal: a comedy -- Epilogue: by Mr. Coleman -- Notes

Binding Note

White paper spine label with black and red text reads: `Sheridan's Comedies. "The Rivals." "The School for Scandal." By Brander Matthews'


Illustrated books
18th-century plays


Edwin Austin Abbey RA, illustrator
Fred Barnard, illustrator
Robert Frederick Blum, illustrator
Charles Stanley Reinhart C. S. Reinhart, illustrator
Brander Matthews, editor, contributor