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Alexander Chalmers

(1759—1834) biographer and literary editor


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(1759–1834), a prolific editor and biographer, who produced a glossary to Shakespeare in 1797 and an attractive nine-volume edition of Shakespeare in 1805, illustrated by Fuseli. Based on Steevens's text it reprinted prefatory material by Pope, Johnson, and Malone, and included Chalmers's own biography of Shakespeare.

From The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.


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