English Dialogues of the Dead: A Critical History, An Anthology, & A Check List.
This macabre literary form, introduced by Lucian in classical times, was surprisingly popular in the 18th century. Dead characters are depicted confronting one another, like Cromwell and Charles I, or discussing opinions to solve problems, like Cicero and Alexander. This classic study focuses on the period 1641-1907. Book is in excellent condition, dust jacket is tired and worn. Columbia University Press, 1973. USED. $5.00