The Circus of Dr. Lao, by Charles Finney, Janus Press (1984); Also, The Limited Editions Club edition (1982)

One would think, having lived in Arizona for 43 years, that I would be more familiar with Charles G. Finney‘s modern classic The Circus of Dr. Lao which takes place in a fictional small town in Arizona named Abalone. Alas, I have never read it. I intended to do so prior to writing this article, but I remain buried in higher priority reading. None-the-less, the fine press editions … Continue reading The Circus of Dr. Lao, by Charles Finney, Janus Press (1984); Also, The Limited Editions Club edition (1982)

The Two Gentleman of Verona, by William Shakespeare, Limited Editions Club (1939)

The Two Gentleman of Verona is one of William Shakespeare’s earlier plays (some say the first) and critically among the least well regarded.  It is thought to have been written in the early 1590’s and was first printed in the folio of 1623. The play explores themes of love, friendship, treachery and highlights the irrationality and often absurd behavior of lovers. The play mixes blank … Continue reading The Two Gentleman of Verona, by William Shakespeare, Limited Editions Club (1939)