My first copy of the Riverside Shakespeare, edited by my mentor, Gwynne Evans, cost 15.50 back in 1974 when it came out. Before it went out of print, the book cost 160. I stopped using it for my classes because of the cost, and now get a 2-volulme paperback published by Norton, which is a lot cheaper, but is paperback. I don't like it, but we've got to use something.
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