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Shakespeare for the People: Working-class Readers, 1800-1900.
Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2008.
Contents: List of Illustrations. Acknowledgements. List of Abbreviations. Introduction. (1) The educational context. (2) The publishing context O) Reading. (4) Political Shakespeare. (5) Decline and fall. Afterward. Appendix I: Autobiographers by year of birth. Appendix 2: Autobiographers listed alphabetically. Bibliography. Index.
[Andrew Murphy, like Richmond above, sets his volume in Britain in the nineteenth century. During that period, unfortunately, many members of the working class were viewed …