The Riverside Shakespeare edited by G. Blakemore Evans is a 1927-page hardcover published in 1974 by Houghton Mifflin Company. There is very mild edge wear to the cover. Inside, a price is written in ink on the front end page. The pages are clean and unmarked. The condition is very good.
In the words of the First Folio of 1623, The Riverside Shakespeare is addressed "To the great Variety of Readers. From the most able, to him that can but spell." In the plainer language of our day, this means that the book has been designed with the general reader, the student, and the scholar equally in mind.
The plan of the volume was ambitious from the start. The central spire of its accomplishment is a completely re-edited text, generally modern in spelling and punctuation, yet sensitively reflecting the rhythms and modulations of the Elizabethan voice. This text and its appurtenances, including full textual notes and a history of Shakespeare textual scholarship and editing, is the sole work of G. Blakemore Evans of Harvard University, and will, we believe, stand as a model for generations to come.