Histrionic Egotism

Histrionic Egotism by George du Maurier. Scanned image and text by George P. Landow [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]

Commentary: Unlike du Maurier's sympathetic depictions of the travails of artists and their wives, this view of the actor focuses on their egotism and not that of the audience.


du Maurier, George. English Society. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1897.

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